Traditional food of Japan is based on rice, as has been influences by China since around 300 BC when Japanese learned how to grow rice. The emphasis on pickled dishes and sauces often adds to fish, chicken or beef.
The Jomon Period ~rice farming is brought to Japan in honor of Shinto goddess Amaterasu ~ Ancient Japan.
Japanese food explores the individual roles for two basic tastes- salty and bitter. To bring these tastes, needs work to discover the taste and affinities from one to another. Japanese cuisine has been influenced by customs but has been refined by our eating habits in America, where I am a Wasabi fan.
Chicken Teriyaki on rice, miso soup and vegetable – crab sushi wrapped in rice paper… and, of course… A serrano chili pepper on top to bring the Latin on me.
kon’niciwa Soshite Tanoshi ~ Hi & Enjoy
An award to Mikey Ross and Erica Lembo for the magnificent gift.