More and more travellers are seen visiting Japan recently. It’s been said that the number of tourists coming to Japan has increased by 47.1% in 2015, reaching the highest in history. The number is going to only keep increasing as the 2020 Tokyo Olympics approaches! Japan is getting ready for you.
Everybody comes to Japan for different purposes; it may be for shopping, visiting World Heritage sites, or soaking in natural hot springs… but did you know, that one of the main reasons people like to visit Japan is “to eat authentic Japanese food”?
What do you think of when you hear “Japanese food”?
They say that Taiwanese people love to come to Japan for ramen. Yakiniku perhaps may be a must for many men. But the all time classic Japanese food may have to be of course, SUSHI.
Yes there are Japanese food and restaurants available all over the world now. Strangely enough, a bowl of ramen that is so casually eaten in Japan, has become almost like a high-end gourmet all over the world! But, for ones that know the taste of authentic Japanese food, they will say, that unfortunately it’s not quite the same outside of Japan. Additionally, the prices of these dishes are half the prices of what you usually pay in other countries!
Many foreigners used to have hesitation toward eating something “raw”, and therefore against eating sushi. However, this has gradually changed, simply because on how good and healthy sushi is, especially when fresh ingredients are used in Japan.
Yes, fish is healthy!
Fish is rich in protein.
Fish also contains DHA (Docosahexaenoic acid) that helps you “get smarter”.
Fish contains Taurin, which is good for the eyes.
Fish is rich in calcium, which is good for the teeth and bones.
And fish contains EPA (Eicosapentaenoic acid) which helps cleanse your blood.
Now don’t forget the rice!
Rice is a carbohydrate, and therefore gives energy to the body.
Rice also is rich in protein, Vitamin B1, B2, E, calcium, magnesium, iron, and dietary fibre.
All that in a meal!
Japanese food is generally very healthy. This could quite well be the reason why the life expectancy rate is 83 years old, whereas the United States is 78 years old.
Even if you are still hesitant toward eating sushi, don’t say no just yet!
There are many ways to enjoy sushi. Even in Japan, not all sushi is raw. Some are served after it has been cooked, or served as a rice bowl, served in rolls, and some are simply replaced with vegetables. Why not try it out!
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