j-food vocab

Noodles

romanization katakana hiragana kanji definition
ra-men ラーメン Japanese noodle dish that originated in China.
udon うどん 饂飩 thick wheat noodles
soba そば 蕎麦 thin buckwheat noodles
soumen そうめん 素麺 thin, white wheat noodles

Hot Pot

romanization katakana hiragana kanji definition
syabusyabu しゃぶしゃぶ Japanese hotpot with thinly sliced meat and vegetables;
sukiyaki すきやき 鋤焼 or すき焼き Japanese hot pot containing meat and vegetables (generally thicker meat than syabusyabu)

Types of Sushi

romanization katakana hiragana kanji definition
maguro まぐろ regular grade tuna used in sushi (typically bluefin tuna)
chuutoro ちゅうトロ ちゅうトロ 中トロ medium fatty tuna (from the belly) used in sushi
ootoro オオトロ おおとろ 大とろ highest grade of fatty tuna (from the belly) used in sushi


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