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Our Favorite Japanese Foods [From Cheap and Simple to Sublime]

In this episode of Streets and Eats, Jim and Corinne share with you their favorite Japanese foods.  From the simplest and most common dishes to some you may not have heard of, you will love all of these!

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As you know, we lived in Japan for over five years and one thing we miss terribly is the food. Sometimes I feel like I’m stranded on a desert isle and all I can think about is what Japanese food I will have when rescued. I’m not kidding. It’s pretty much an obsession. So, Jim and I thought that we would tell you all about the amazing food we love, and thankfully much of it can now be found in the US, and other western countries, so you don’t have to go all the way to Japan to try it. 

Episode 6 – Show Notes

Our Top Ten Japanese dishes are:
0:57 Ramen 
10:23 Tempura
15:50 Curry
21:19 Yakitori
27:15 Takoyaki
29:58 Soba
37:19 Okonomiyaki
40:34 Tonkatsu
44:20 Onigiri
48:12 Sushi

Worth Mentioning

  • Nakiryu Ramen Restaurant is our absolute favorite. Address: Tokyo, Toshima City, Minamiotsuka, 2 Chome−34−4. Closed Tuesdays
  • Tokyo Main Train Station – Ramen Street
  • Yokohama – Ramen Museum
  • Making Your own noodles and packaging at the Cup Noodles Museum – Yokohama
  • Tempura Tendon Tenya restaurant chain – can be found all over
  • Coco Curry Ichibanya chain of restaurants
  • Soba Festival and flower fields – Minowa
  • Sometaro Okonomiyaki Restaurant in Kamakura
  • Kamakura Katsutei Araju Sohonten – address: 1-5-24 Komachi, Kamakura City, Kanagawa Prefecture, a one minute walk from the train station
  • Suwa City – Tonkatsu Katsumian
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Podcaster Bios for Jim and Corinne: Jim and Corinne are a married couple who love everything travel. Having met and married in Germany, they’ve never stopped. Along the way, they have raised two kids, visited over 90 countries (including every country in Europe), and have plenty of stories and travel tips to share. Read more about them on our About page.

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