Japanese Resource Links

Here are a few links about Japan that we found interesting.  Each student below found their own links and images and also created the write up that accompanies it.

Katie Langton's links

Japanese people enjoy food that we don't usually eat here. We can buy sushi in the grocery store now, but many types of Japanese food are strange to us. 

This is Gyoza It is Japanese style dumplings.

This is Nikujaga it is meat and potatoes.

This is Okonomiyaki.  It is a mixture between pancakes and pizza. “Okonomi” means “as you like”.


 Laura's Links

Check the time in Japan here.  The time in Tokyo is about 12 hours different from here - earlier. So if you call someone at 1:00 in the afternoon here, then it is about 1:00 in the morning there.

Tokyo is the capital of Japan. Click on the link to learn more!


Katie's links

Japanese Food

Nigiri          Ramen Tempura   Norimaki

Most people think that sushi is raw fish. That is not true. Sushi is the rice that has salt and rice vinegar added. You don't have to put raw fish on sushi, you can put egg or vegetables too. Sometimes raw fish is placed on top of the sushi, that is the most traditional kind called "nigiri". Sometimes sushi is rolled up with seaweed. That is called "norimaki".  

Tempura is deep fried vegetables or sea food. It is really popular with Japanese people and Canadian people.

Using chopsticks isn't easy, but you can learn how to use chopsticks by clicking on the link and following the simple directions. 

Table Manners   This site tells you all you need to know about how to behave yourself in a Japanese restaurant. It is important to know that you don't eat all food the same way. For example you use chopsticks to eat most food, but not Kare dishes.  Also you don't want to be seen pouring your own drinks.

"Itadakimasu" sounds like you are saying "eat a duck I must". It means "I gratefully receive".

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