Japanese cuisine is not only sushi. This spice, color and attention to detail, and each meal a feast for all the senses. Equally important is the taste, smell and appearance of food.
The most important ingredient in Japanese cuisine is fish, and the significant role (both in Chinese) plays the number 5, and why? Because there are five tastes: sweet, salty, sour, bitter, and spicy; the five sensations: the shape, smell, sound, touch and taste; the five basic colors: white, black, yellow, blue and red. The Japanese daily apply these principles, and therefore in the diet.
The philosophy of Japanese cuisine based on natural taste, so it is very important to high quality ingredients and the best fresh food taken at the right time. Japanese cuisine is rarely used long-term heat treatment, e.g. roasting, stewing. The Japanese believe that the taste of veggies better raw. Most often to prepare meals in a simple way, not to mix the flavors, or dishes.
Japan the richness and variety of flavors depending on the region:
Northern Hokkaido is therefore the most used seafood.
Jonsi – Northern part of the area dominated by rice and sake.
Tokyo and the Central area and its surroundings do not have regional features. Here, however, the best gastronomic centers of the best restaurants
Kansai and West Japan is a very important region for Japanese Continue reading
The samurai class, including their wives and children, never exceeded 5% of the population. A geisha, even in the best years was not more than 70 thousand is now about two thousand. A hundred million Japanese…
Myth 2. Geisha – the oldest profession in Japan.
Twice not. Geisha – dancer and conversationalist, experienced geisha – the therapist and Confessor, but sex in their profession were not included and is not included. Only in personal life except that! Since the advent of the profession of the geisha they were forbidden by law to provide sexual services for money. The first geisha appeared in the eighteenth century, so in the literal sense, not the oldest profession.
Myth 3. Japanese women bandaged leg, so they are not grown.
Never. Did Chinese women.
Myth 4. In today’s Japan, kimono are no longer worn.
In ordinary life – alas, it’s true. But all the holidays put on still. By the way, kimono – a thing not cheap. Women’s apparel could easily be more than 300 000 rubles, and a complete set together with the bottom of the kimono, shoes and accessories worth more than 600 000.
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A distinctive feature of South Korea, like any other developed country of the East, is an amazing combination of ancient Asian traditions and modern innovations of Western cities.
First of all, you have to say about the capital city of Seoul. It is a modern metropolis with a population of more than ten million people. The city boundary has expanded considerably in recent years as a consequence of industrialization and urbanization. Next to ancient temples, arches, ancient palaces and city gates located shining with its power and glitz of modern skyscrapers. And, surprisingly, the combination is not evident, does not cause discomfort state among visitors, and, especially, the residents of the capital. Options for excursions in this city are simply endless. What are the collection of the imperishable history of the capital and the country, is represented in numerous museums. Shopping lovers will be interested to visit the markets filled with traditional Oriental flavor.
Another attraction of the country is, of course, Korean cuisine. The dishes offered by local chefs definitely need to get used to. But tasting and feeling the beauty of these culinary masterpieces, the man remains committed to them for life. Pulkogi is a vivid example of dishes made with meat, seasoned just lots of herbs and spices Continue reading