While I certainly love sushi, sashimi, sukiyaki and other types of exotic Japanese cuisine, I often find my favorite foods are somewhat simpler. So here we go with Peter’s Three Favorite Japanese Foods, if you’re interested. First would have to be “tuna maki,” one of the simplest meals in Japan. Just take sheets of nori, spread on some vinagered rice, add tuna mixed with mayonnaise, cucumber and a few strips of tamago-yaki (scrambled egg), and roll it up for a delicious treat my family loves…it’s sort of like the Japanese equivalent of taco night. Next is soboro, which is a bowl of white rice with teriyaki flavored ground beef and scrambled egg on top — I could eat that stuff all day. Finally there’s omurice, a dish that’s become a bit of a meme in anime these days, not unlike taiyaki. It’s just an omelette eaten over rice, preferably with a heart drawn on top in ketchup by someone special. While it’s usually something you eat at home, there’s a restaurant I know of that serves fluffy omurice with a delicious demi-glacé sauce on top that’s like eating a cloud. If you’re interested in learning more about Japanese cooking, we’ve got some great Japanese cookbooks and bento books in stock.
One of my favorite Japanese foods, omurice.