Japan is one of the country that is rich with culture. One of the best things to experience a new culture is by using your taste buds. It is because foods tell stories and more than just something delicious to eat. Many travelers visit different places just for the sake of the foods and it is worthy experience. Japan will give you less when it comes to culinary. They have so much to offer so indulging yourself with their specialties during a visit is such a wonderful idea.
Foods you must try when visit Japan
It is true that sushi and ramen are two ultimate Japanese foods you should try. Your visit won’t feel completed without trying those dishes. However, there are also other worth-tasting foods in Japan to consider, such as:
Rainbow Grilled Cheese
Rainbow Grilled Cheese. It is probably not the type of food you think of when visiting Japan but it is worth a try. The classic grilled cheese in Japan is unique because of the rainbow color. The pulling part is the most exciting. The bets place to get this cheesy food is Takeshita Street in Tokyo. Be ready with the long line since this is such a magnet food that pull people in so easily.
Gold Ice Cream
Gold Ice Cream in Japan is also popular and a must-try food for tourists and visitors alike. You can find this unique ice cream at the Nijo-jo Castle Cafe located in Kyoto. The gold is not in the ice cream or topping or sprinkles. You will get the gold from the leaf that wrap the ice cream. You can have your own favorite flavor such as matcha (of course it is Japan). many of you might be worried about the price. This gold ice cream costs 1200 Japanese Yen or about $14.
Unicorn Poop Ice Cream
Unicorn Poop Ice Cream is such a unique food to try. You won’t get just usual ice cream when you visit Japan. Try this one instead. This is multi-colored ice cream cone you can find in Tokyo at the same stand that sell Rainbow Grilled Cheese. The best part of this ice cream is the whipped cream that tastes heavenly.
Okonomiyaki is must-try Japanese food you can find in Osaka. You can find it in local restaurant and order Okonomiyaki Sanpei. It resembles pancake made with egg, water, flour, shredded cabbage, and additional ingredients such as green onions, meat, shrimp, octopus, vegetables, konjac, mochie, or cheese. Different region usually slightly different Okonomiyaki so you might find different Oknomiyaki when visit other places in Japan such as Hiroshima.
Kawaii Monster Cafe
Colorful foods can be found in Japan precisely at the Kawaii Monster Cafe. Yes, this cafe serves very colorful foods and drinks. It is like entering a new world when you sit in the cafe. The color is not something light or subtle. The foods on the menu include burger, pasta, fries, etc. However, they come in such powerful color. The drinks are just as colorful. The environment is fun and cozy for a hangout with friends.