Sushi times

sushi times

Sushi times are the times in which the Japanese sit down at the table. There is a large catering offer in Japan. Therefore, a series of places designed for workers, often small and with a very limited menu. There are shops that only make udon, others that only make ramen, others where tempura is fried from morning to night, others where the famous sushi is prepared exclusively. For a good meal in Japan it will always be good to show up on time, because often in the best restaurants there are two rules: the queue outside and above all the limited production of meals.

Different sushi times to get to the table in Japan

In small restaurants in Japan you prepare the amount you think is right to cover a certain number of bowls of ramen. For example, and as soon as the broth runs out, the leftover broth from the previous week does not defrost, even at 18:30 (even if it happened at this time). Yes, even at 18:30 because the Japanese eat much earlier than Westerners, they have lunch from 11:00 onwards and dinner from 18:00. This means that to the amazement of many travellers, if not for the large fast food chains often open 24/24, or for the not cheap restaurants, even in greater Tokyo already at 20:30 in the office areas it happens that you take the last order, not to mention the more provincial localities.

For example, in Nara, which is undoubtedly a tourist resort, it sometimes happens that you struggle to find an establishment open after 8.00 pm and this means that to be sure of a minimum of choice, you have to go to eat at seven in the evening at the latest.

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In Japan people queue to eat well

Another thing the Japanese love is queuing up to eat and this happens especially in Tokyo. Most of the time it’s because somewhere the food is really good and worth the wait. Other times it’s because a place is trendy. The fact is that in Tokyo to eat sushi you always expect an hour in line. Therefore, in the Rising Sun it is right to always set aside a lot of patience if you don’t want to settle for a meal like this.

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Differences between the Japanese table and the European one

This is how all Japanese meals revolve around rice, miso soup and vegetables, fresh or preserved, and some dish made of meat, eggs, or fish, from morning to night.

The classic breakfast of Japanese cuisine, the one that the Japanese mother prepares when you can sit at the table when you wake up in the morning is, in fact, a meal and is perhaps the most “different” experience in Japan at the table for an Italian accustomed to croissant and Cappuccino. Fish marinated in miso pesto and grilled will see around it omelettes, rolled icing, umeboshi, seaweed, raw eggs, and white rice. A full-blown lunch or dinner, see it as you like.

The lunch that the average Japanese usually eats out can sometimes be a single dish. It has several alternatives, such as pasta, rice with meat or fish, or a dish accompanied by rice and miso soup, as you can see it is similar to breakfast.

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As a rule, dinner should be eaten at home. But the working rhythms and the changed Japanese society often see it gobbled up after work, to then optimize a night’s rest, it can be a little more composite and differ in some courses from the other two meals.

It can be stated without fear of major denials that the Japanese always eat without an order. In Japan you often find people eating ramen at five in the morning, or raw fish for breakfast in some market as if it were normal. While for Europeans the sweet taste is something that follows the salty and closes the meal. Another substantial difference is that of eating meat and fish in the same meal, when not in the same dish.