6 Weird Japanese Foods You Didn’t Know About


Japan has thousands of years of cooking history. Its cooking is a part of its living culture. Being an island Japan isn’t open to sharing its culture with others.  There are some foods that are unique to Japan and will have you craving for more.

 

1. Natto

They are fermented soy beans and are very popular in Japan. they smell worse than they look. A phlegmy texture smelling like old socks. Sounds tasty doesn’t it?

 

2. Shirako

Shirako literally means male fish sperm. It is a soft and creamy dish and tastes a salty. This is considered a delicacy in Japan.

 

3. Namako

It is succulent sea slug aka seas cucumber. The role of the seas cucumber is to clean the ocean of contaminants. So obviously, the Japanese love it.

 

4. Kuro Pearl Burger

You can have this Burger at Burger King next time you are in Japan. the reason it is black is because it is colored. Don’t worry. The color is not unhealthy. It is totally edible. Squid Ink.

 

5. Hachinoko

Deep fried bee larvae. Who said snacks aren’t healthy.

 

6.Wasp Crackers

Because peanuts and chocolate chips are so mainstream.

Let us know if you know some more

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