Taste the Scrumptious and Healthy Dishes of Japan!

Did you go through the new book, Japanese Women Don’t Get Old or Fat by Naomi Moriyama? The Japanese-born marketing consultant talks about her fitness secrets. She says that it’s not a strict dietary habit or fitness plan behind her svelte figure and youthful looks but the culinary Japanese foods.

It’s not only the Naomi Moriyama but most Japanese women are able to maintain energetic and youthful looks for longer in life. All thanks to the healthy as well as delicious Japanese recipes that have blessed the women-kind of Japan with beautiful looks.

So, when the talk of healthy Japanese food arises, all of a sudden, seasonal vegetables and fruits become topic of discussion. Take a look at seasonal and healthy Japanese food that you may like to taste during your holidays in Japan.

Spring Dishes

As soon as winter paves way for the onset of spring season, marketplaces and supermarkets are flooded with different seasonal fruits and vegetables. Spring bamboo shoot is one of the most popular vegetables in this season. You can prepare a few scrumptious dishes with spring bamboo shoot.


Omelettes are the most consumed dish prepared from this vegetable. You can also go with stewed bamboo shoot with chicken dumplings that tastes truly delectable. Bamboo shoot rice is another popular dish prepared with this vegetable.

You can also go with Peperoncino pasta that is also known as garlic and chilli pasta in the spring season. This scrumptious recipe is prepared from field mustard and Udo.

Rainy season dishes

The heavy down pouring of rain water can have ill effects on your body. To keep fit and fine in the rainy season, Japanese people prefer to have fermented foods, which maintain the energy level in your body. Shio-Koji is a type of fermented salty rice that is widely used in the rainy season dishes.

Shio-Koji beginners can go with Asazuke, that is prepared by mixing together pickled vegetables and Shio-Koji. You can also go for seafood with Shio-Koji Aioli during the rainy season.


Another most-have in the rainy season is Ochazuke that is prepared with chicken breast and Shio-Koji.

Summer season dishes

There are plenty of food choices available in the months of summer. You can go with various fast foods as well as sea foods. Rice dishes remain in the core of summer season.

Winter season dishes

In the chilly winter season, most Japanese people go for the seafood dishes. There are plenty of sea foods available in the market and make great culinary recipes.

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With a plethora of food options available during each season, you will not face any sort of difficulty in satisfying your taste buds in Japan.

Few Most Popular Spring Vegetable Dishes in Japan!

No exaggeration, Japan is a foodie’s delight. By now, it is evident that this country is one of most frequented tourist destinations in Asia. A large number of foreign tourists flock the country envisaging an exceptional experience of natural beauties, culture and traditions, unique fashion sense and Japanese cuisine.

Japan is known for the incomparable tastes and varieties of foods. On the global platform, it has carved niche amongst the gourmets. There are different varieties of dishes to experience in Japan.

Traditionally, Japanese dishes are rooted in rice with miso soup and different other dishes. Interestingly, when you visit a restaurant, each food is served in particular shape of utensils and more emphasis is put on the seasonal ingredients.

The side dishes are usually comprised of fishes, pickled vegetables and broth-cooked vegetables. Fishes are considered traditional food in Japan and often served grilled. You should not get surprised after finding out raw fishes served as sashimi or in sushi.

It’s the month of spring in Japan. Around this time, dishes prepared from home-grown vegetables are quite common to experience in the country. There are various types of dishes prepared from different vegetables.

Spring Bamboo Shoot

Spring bamboo shoot is one of the most haves vegetable in the spring season. You can find some of the delicate dishes prepared from the bamboo shoot. Apart from grilled spring bamboo shoot, you can have bamboo shoot omelette and stewed bamboo shoot with chicken dumplings. Bamboo shoot rice is another delicacy prepared from this spring vegetable.

takenoko dishes

If you are in Tokyo, The Japanese Izakaya restaurant offers you some of the best quality of bamboo shoot dishes.

Field Mustards and Udo

Around the spring month, Japanese supermarket is available with lots of green vegetables, fruits and sea foods. Another attraction of spring dishes in Japan is field mustard and Udo. The latter one can make wonderful salad, which tastes exceptionally well and are nutritious too.

Japanese spring vegetables

You can prepare Peperoncino pasta with field mustard. After adding some ingredients, you can have the pasta of your lifetime. The Goemon is a restaurant chain and offers some of the best quality Peperoncino pasta.

Vegetable Tea

These days, there is a trend of vegetable tea in Japan. There are different varieties of vegetable tea served in the restaurants around the country. Vegetable tea helps you in proper bodily functions and is extremely tasty.

The Jerusalem artichoke tea can help diabetic patients in lowering down the glucose level in body. It smells like sesame seeds and tastes light.


You can sip onion skin tea that helps in anti-aging, prevention of cancer and improves immunity.

Similar to these Japanese food and beverages, there are different other varieties available in the restaurants. You can also prepare these recipes at your home and enjoy with family and friends.