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5 Steps To Ordering a Meal in Japan

I live in Japan, but barely speak Japanese. I can’t help you with verb conjugation or passing the JLPT. But I have managed to eat! Restaurants in Japan are a culinary and cultural adventure. So, here are 5 steps to ordering food in Japan. Find a Place to Eat Most foreigners know about sushi and ramen. Yakitori Udon (うどん), a noodle usually served in soupSoba (そば), a thin buckwheat noodle (which is sometimes served cold)Okonomiyaki (お好み焼き), a vegetable-meat-and-egg pancake with a sweet brown sauceYakitori (やきとり), a kebab usually on a stickYakiniku (焼き肉), where you grill your own meat at your tableYakisoba (焼きそば), a stir-fried noodle dish with barbecue sauce and pork You’ll see plastic replicas of the food outside of most restaurants, so even if you can’t read Japanese, you’ll have some idea of what to expect. The food will be softer, though, and the chopsticks won’t levitate Get A Table The greeter will ask how many people there are – 何名さまですか。 Back Street Japanese Restaurant Order Your Food Related:  Japan's Sights & Traditions

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