The basis of Japanese cuisine is that plant foods — rice vegetables, fish, marine products. Also the Japanese love beef, pork, lamb and poultry.
Favorite food is rice. Typically, the cooked unsalted rice, so it is served spicy or salty seasonings astrologie.
Among vegetables cabbage is widely used, including very large quantities of sea cucumbers, radishes, turnips, eggplants, potatoes, soybeans, various types of beans often sprout before they are eaten.
Many national dishes are prepared from products of the sea: shellfish, sea cucumber, squid, octopus, crabs, shrimp, seaweed.
Great importance in the diet of Japanese have bean products – tofu, and miso. Tofu – a bean cheese, consisting mainly of soy protein and in appearance resembles curd. Miso – a semi-solid mass prepared from boiled and crushed soy beans, which for fermentation yeast is added. Miso goes for preparation various soups.
For preparation of the second dishes often used in various fish and pasta. Very popular rice cakes mochi . norimaki the cakes of rice dough with slices of raw fish, wrapped in dried vodorosli.
Most of the Japanese national dishes, always served with various spicy seasonings, which are prepared from radish, Continue reading
In Korea the New year has always been a very important holiday (Eastern New year, of course, according to the lunar calendar). It sought all day to spend at home, in the family circle. In the past years around the holidays, even petty criminals were released from prison to go home under parole. In the New year, it is rare to meet travelers, but if someone had to celebrate a holiday on the road, the innkeeper, traditionally did not take money from the traveler for meals and overnight. I can’t guarantee that if you arrive in Korea for the New year – i.e. on 12th Feb, — you will be provided with free billeting. But in any case you will not regret it.
What to do, say, in Seoul for the New year? Ideally a quick meet with some local citizen and to get invited (still homemade holiday when it is customary to pay visits). If not – go to the restaurant, so at least there’s plenty of naprobovatsya Korean new year treats. On the street you can buy roasted acorns “amp”, sticky caramel “ut”, beans “tan-UNSC” and other traditional sweets. Be sure to visit one of the many bars in Seoul-karaoke. Stranger you feel there will not be: I love the Koreans of the Soviet Estrada. This is the rare country (even more interestingly, a cap, and not the SOC), where modern Patriotic songs are very well known, and, moreover, extremely popular. I love Kobzon, Continue reading
The Purity in Japanese
The Japanese like cleanliness, and sterile cleanliness.
Morning for the owner of the store begins with washing the sidewalk in front of the entrance to his school.
Cleaners wipe down trash cans.
Razmerchik I dust with Parking lines and return them pristine white.
Employees of the airlines on his knees, manually, clean off sticky tape from carpets tiniest speck of dust.
Purity in Japanese
In every home, even the smallest, in front of the door there is a special place where remove street shoes and wear Slippers. “To enter the house, not razuvshis” – a euphemism unseemly incivility. Before exhibited special toilet Slippers that says “toilet”.
The Japanese are simply unable to comprehend how the Europeans can relax in the tub with dirty soapy water. First they lathered, wash away the dirty foam of the stream of the shower and then immersed in a scalding hot bath, which will “soak” to full satisfaction.
The love of purity due to a necessity. Most of the country is on the thirtieth and fortieth latitudes – that is, in climatic zone of California or Crete. So in the summer in Japan is very hot and humid.
In recent years, the obsession with hygiene has turned the Japanese into mania, to the absurd. The country is literally flooded Continue reading