There’s more to eat in Japan than sushi and sashimi though those are perhaps that country’s most notable exports to World Cuisine. Here we present six dishes (including sushi), from a tangy, bubbling hot pot to barbecued skewers of poultry and savoury pancakes that are bound to have you drooling. Mind the keyboard!
Kaiseki-ryori - This is a very traditional, multi-course haute cuisine meal.
Yakitori - Skewered organs of chicken are grilled, seasoned and served with condiments.
Motsunabe - Motsu means organs of pork and beef and nabe is a pot au feu.
Ramen - Legend had it that Confucian missionaries brought this noodle broth dish to Japan from China over 400 years ago.
Okonomiyaki - This savoury pancake is Osaka's primary contribution to Japan's ryori (culinary) roster.
Sushi - It's singularly Japan's biggest food export. And at Sukiyabashi Jiro (www.sushi-jiro.jp), a three-Michelin star sushi restaurant, the owner-chef Jiro Ono has refined sushi making to an art.