Best Season For Foodies! List of Most Common Autumn Food of Japan
In Japan, fall is said to be the season for eating or having a good appetite because there are a bunch of delicious seasonal ingredients in that time. Seasonality is also very important in Japanese cuisine, so you should enjoy the natural greatness of each autumn food of Japan!
The most common way to eat sanma is "sanma no shioyaki", it means salted, grilled sanma. A whole fish is grilled, to make the fatty sanma fluffy. Usually served with grated daikon radish on the side, which goes very well with sanma. It is also used for sushi and sashimi.
Yakiimo is a popular snack in fall. Sweet potato are simply roasted on pebbles, which boosts the natural sweetness and makes the sweet potatoes more hearty. They are often sold at food stalls and trucks.
They can be used in many dishes. The most common kuri dish is "kuri gohan" which simply consists of rice and kuri steamed together. There is also a famous kuri dessert called "kuri manju". It is an adorable steamed cake looking like chestnuts and also stuffed with bean paste and chestnuts paste (or a whole chestnut is wrapped in it).
Kabocha is used both in savories and desserts. A wide variety of desserts made from kabocha is sold in fall, such as puddings, pies, muffins, and more. They are also cooked (can be simmered, baked, fried) and served as a side dishes. One common way to cook kabocha is simmering in the sweet and savory soup, this dish is called "kabocha no nimono".
They have a great and appetizing aroma. They are usually cooked with simple seasonings so you can enjoy the unique flavor. Matsutake gohan (rice with matsutake mushroom) and matsutake soup are often served at nice restaurants in fall.
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