Vegetarian food in Japan!
Vegetarian cuisine in Japan is incredibly flavorful. Whether it is for religious or moral reasons, or simply because it can be delicious too, vegetarian cuisine in Japan is incredible. Although there are still few restaurants compared to a lot of major cities, Japan also has a vegetarian tradition, Shojin Ryori (Monk cuisine), and there also many cuisines serving vegetarian dishes!
Vegetarian food in Japan!
Ramen is probably one of the most popular dishes among travelers in Japan. But, as it tends to be a very high-calorie meal, Japanese people tend to have it as a once in a while treat. Here are some healthy ramen options that you can enjoy a lot more often. Some of the selections are healthier than your average ramen dishes, and some of them are straight-up healthy!
Kyoto is famous for its vegetarian cuisine influenced by the local monk culture. You can try different famous tofu dishes in Kyoto; they are fresh and change seasonally. Have you ever tried homemade sesame tofu? Or Yuba (soy milk bean curd)? These restaurants are great for vegetarians, as you get to try a variety of different tofu dishes. Although you may not be a tofu fan, you definitely need to try these restaurants. You will be impressed by all the delicious dishes that can be made with tofu. And the settings of these restaurants are so calming! Welcome to Kyoto!
As a Japanese fanatic, when I first tried these incredibly fluffy pancakes, I knew I had to learn the recipe and try making it at home too! If you can't try them because you don't live in Japan, try making them at home for a lovely Sunday brunch!
University sweet potatoes? Such a strange name, but such a delicious snack! How did this delicious snack get its name, and how to make it at home!
Even with all the food diversity around Tokyo, sometimes there's nothing like a big hearty brunch on a Sunday morning. (Especially after a night of drinking hm hm..) Here are the best spots to try brunch around Shibuya.
If you need a boost on these cold winter days or if you are feeling unwell, you should try Okayu! What could possibly be more comforting than a nice bowl of Japanese rice porridge (okayu)! Here is the recipe so you can try making it at home too.
For such a big metropolitan city, Tokyo is surprisingly not so organic-friendly. In fact, organic supermarkets and restaurants are scarce so options are limited. But worry not, here is a list of the best organic restaurants around Tokyo. Vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike, you'll find what you're looking for!
Although Japanese cuisine is very healthy, it's easy to steer away from the healthy choices, and fill up on the "karaage" (fried chicken), ramen and tempura. If you had a heavy meal and are trying to redeem yourself or if you're vegan/vegetarian, you should head to Ginza Raw Life Cafe for a super healthy meal.
This recipe can be prepared in less than 15 minutes and it's incredibly healthy and nutritious. For all you health-conscious peeps out there, give this recipe a go! Would you like to know soba's health benefits! Keep Reading!