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!
Umenohana is a restaurant chain that mainly serves Kaiseki cuisines using tofu and yuba (soy bean skin). Here's a guide to Umenohana, one of the most elegant, authentic Japanese restaurant chains in Japan!
Yudofu, or hot tofu can even be called as one of the simplest Japanese dishes. Ingredients are tofu, kelp, and water with some dipping sauces like ponzu vinegar. When you want to try some ultimate tofu dish, Kyoto will be the place to visit. This post will introduce 5places where you can enjoy yudofu in Kyoto.
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)? This restaurants are great for vegetarians, as you get to try a variety of different tofu dishes. Although you are not 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!
Being vegan in Tokyo isn't always easy as fish broth and meat are commonly used in almost every meal. However, rest assured, a growing number of restaurants have vegetarian options in their menus. But for those who don't speak Japanese and want to be certain to be eating vegan dishes, you should try any of the Ain Soph restaurants!
Yudofu is a traditional winter food of Japan. It is a kind of Japanese hot pot dish and is known for being very healthy and nutritious. Here is an easy recipe so you can make it home and enjoy the taste of Japanese winter!
While you are visiting Kyoto, you should try having a very traditional and unique experience by having Buddhist monk cuisine in or by a temple. This will undoubtedly be an unforgettable experience in Kyoto.
Being a vegetarian in Tokyo isn't simple. Meat dishes are very popular and fish broth is widely used in Japanese cuisine. You can find a few vegetarian plates at almost any restaurant, but the choices tend to be quite limited. Vegetarian restaurants are starting to pop up all over Tokyo. Let's explore vegetarian cuisine in Shibuya!
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.
Sangenjaya is a really fashionable neighborhood with loads of cafes, restos, second-hand shops and bars. It's a really nice place to take a stroll and try different types of cuisines. If you're looking for a nice place to relax and enjoy delicious vegan Hawaiian cuisine, you should definitely make a stop here! From healthy vegan to junk food vegan, there's something to please everyone here!