What exactly is served at a yakitori restaurant? How many different types of sushi ARE there? What spices and sauces are used to make all those delicious Japanese foods? What’s the difference between sake and shochu? Get answers to all these questions, and dozens more questions that you never thought to answer, with Japanese Food 101: A Quick and Easy Primer for Eating.
Exactly 101 topics, each around a page of reading, of been teed up for a fun, easy, and potentially delicious learning experience. The standard are covered — teppanyaki, sushi, hot pot, and more — but also so are the less mainstream foods and ingredients used to make them. Okonomiyaki and monjayaki are both savory pancakes, but how are they different? Also learn about fried things on sticks, the dozens of ways to use seaweed, and why Japanese don’t always see a need to cook chicken before eating it!