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Japanese food

Japanese cuisine or Washoku has recently been designated an Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO, and in this Japanese teachers' blog we introduce some personal stories by professional Japanese teachers about their views of Japanese food culture.

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Japanese noodle cuisine

There are many types of noodle cuisine restaurants in Japan. The majority of restaurants that serve noodles, cater to a single type of noodle and offer a unique style of cooking and original ingredients in order to differentiate themselves from the competition.

In this short and interesting blog for Japanese learners, Japanese teacher Chiharu Takase talks about her changing love for noodle cuisine and her newfound interest in taking eating tours of different restaurants.

Read the blog and listen to the spoken Japanese in the video, and practice your listening skills. .

Noodle cuisine


By TAKASE Chiharu


 みなさんは、 麺料理は好きですか。うどん、ラーメン、そば、パスタ、 冷やし中華などいろんな麺料理がありますね。

 私は若いうちはスープやソースが飛んで服が汚れるからという理由で麺料理をあまり食べませんでしたが、最近になって手軽に早く食べられてまあまあ 腹持ちもいいのでよく麺を食べるようになりました。家族で食べに行くのはうどん、昼に家で作るのはパスタ、夏になると冷やし中華、元気をつけたいときは チャーシュー麺です(*^-^*)

 これから麺料理の 食べ歩きを趣味にしたいと思っています。今のお気に入りは丸亀製麺というお店(みせ)です。みなさんのお気に入りの麺料理のお店があったらぜひ教えてくださいね。

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麺 (めん)

 みなさんは、 麺料理(めんりょうり)は好(す)きですか。うどん、ラーメン、そば、パスタ、 冷(ひ)やし中華(ちゅうか)などいろんな麺料理(めんりょうり)がありますね。

 私(わたし)は若(わか)いうちはスープやソースが飛(と)んで服(ふく)が汚(よご)れるからという理由(りゆう)で麺料理(めんりょうり)をあまり食(た)べませんでしたが、最近(さいきん)になって手軽(てがる)に早(はや)く食(た)べられてまあまあ 腹持(はらも)ちもいいのでよく麺(めん)を食(た)べるようになりました。家族(かぞく)で食(た)べに行(い)くのはうどん、昼(ひる)に家(いえ)で作(つく)るのはパスタ、夏(なつ)になると冷(ひ)やし中華(ちゅうか)、元気(げんき)をつけたいときは チャーシュー麺(めん)です(*^-^*)

 これから麺料理(めんりょうり)の 食(た)べ歩(ある)きを趣味にした(しゅみ)にしたいと思(おも)っています。今(いま)のお気(き)に入(い)りは丸亀製麺(まるがめせいめん)というお店(みせ)です。みなさんのお気(き)に入(い)りの麺料理(めんりょうり)のお店(みせ)があったらぜひ教(おし)えてください。

Noodle cuisine

Do you like noodle cuisine? There are a variety of noodle cuisine types from udon, ramen, and soba noodles to pasta and Hiyashi chuka.

When I was younger I didn't eat a lot of noodle dishes because the sauce or soup would tend to splash and make my clothes dirty but recently I have found that they are cheap and can be eaten quickly and can basically fill you up so I have come to eat noodle dishes more often now. We eat udon when we eat out as a family, I often make pasta for lunch at home and in summer we eat Hisyashi Chuka and when I need some energy I eat ramen with pork slices (Chashumen) .

I think I would like to take up the hobby of trying out various noodles at different restaurants. At the moment one of my favorites is a shop called Maru Game Seimen. If you have a favorite noodle cuisine shop, please let me know.

麺料理 Noodle dishes

冷やし中華 Hiyashi chuka (cold noodle which is topped with egg, roast pork, bean sprouts, tomato, and cucumber)

腹持ち (n) feeling of fullness; ability of a food to fill you up

チャーシュー麺  ramen soup topped with slices of roasted pork (chi: chashao mian)

食べ歩き (n,vs) (1) trying the food at various restaurants; eating tou

Konnichi-wa, everybody. Hajimemashite. My name is Chiharu Takase.
I was born in the spring, that's why my parents decided to include the the Kanji for spring (haru) in my name. My hometown is in Yamaguchi prefecture on the western coast of Honshu, but now I live in Kyoto, one of Japan's early capital cities. I'm married with one son, and my hobby is the Japanese tea ceremony.

Learning a new language, including Japanese, can be tough at first, but once you start comprehending the patterns and rhythm, you'll find that there is nothing more interesting. Do what you can, when you can, and enjoy the challenge. I'm really looking forward to meeting you in our online Japanese classroom. Let's spend an enjoyable 50 minutes together. Dozo yoroshiku onegai-shimasu.

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