Glossary

Abura= oil

Age= deep fried

Azuki= red bean paste

Daikon= white radish

Dango= balls of rice flour, mochi texture

Enoki= long, thin white mushroom

Gyoza= pot sticker

Kaki= oysters

Karashi= mustard

Katsu= meat or cutlet

Kushi= skewer

Miso= fermented soybean

Mirin= rice wine

Momiji= maple leaf

Omiyage = souvenir

Omurice= omelet rice

Shichimi= red pepper flakes

Shio= salt

Shirataki= thin, translucent, gelatinous noodles

Shoyu= soy sauce

Takayama= City in Gifu (“Tall Mountain”)

Tako= octopus

Tai= sea bream

Taiyaki= fish shaped cake

Tebasaki= chicken wings

Tonkotsu= pork broth

Udon= thick wheat flour noodle

Wagashi= Japanese confectionaries

Washoku= traditional Japanese food

Yaki= fried