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Questions tagged [food]

食べ物. Words and phrases for food and drinks or related to their preparation, consumption, tradition, and other aspects.

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shokuhin vs tabemono [duplicate]

How would you describe the difference between these 2 words? Thank you.
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Which part is the tail in 人参{にんじん}の尻尾{しっぽ}

What is meant by a "carrot tail"? 人参{にんじん}の尻尾{しっぽ} Is it the green part or the orange part? A google image search does not really help, since "carrot" comes up in every one, but no picture I have ...
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不味い versus 嫌い with food

I posted a sentence to be corrected which was: 私は辛い野菜が不味い。 and they told me to use 「嫌い」 instead of 「不味い」. What is the difference between the two when it comes to food?
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Can I use いただきます next to another word?

こんにちは。 I'm from Venezuela and I'm studying in a culinary school located in Amazonas. I plan to use some Japanese recipes as part of my project and I've been thinking about a name for my thesis for a ...
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How do you describe something “spicy”?

When I typed "spicy natto" on Google Translate, I got this: スパイシーな納豆 Here are two things that confused me: 1) why do we need な? 2) why not use 辛い? Does anyone know?
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What are the plastic meals featured in restaurants called?

I can point at the food that I would like to order, because there is a plastic representation of it. Is it called purasuchikku shokuji?
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Do other numbered terms for spices besides hitoaji (一味) and shichimi (七味) exist?

I came across some words for spices, hitoaji and shichimi. It occurred to me that I have never seen the terms for 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 spices and so on. Do these terms exist?
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How to say “lacquer” when talking about food?

I found that the term 漆塗り or simply 漆 is used to indicated the lacquer applied to materials such as wood, but can I use the same term in a food context? I am talking about that sort of 'glaze' you can ...
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Is there a difference between ラーメン and 中華そば?

Ramen is the usual word. But I've noticed some ramen places using the term 中華そば for what appears to be the same thing. Am I correct that these are the same dish? Why do 2 words exist?
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Showing gratitude for omiyage yet to be completely finished (ごちそうさまです?)

Can I say ~をごちそうさまです if I want to show gratitude for edible omiyage I’ve received but have yet to finish? For example, I received a box of cookies recently and want to say thank you as soon as ...
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How to actually order fast food?

Alright I've been told so many different things on how to order, specifically fast food and for some reason I have never gotten a straight answer. The popular ones is to say ____をください or _____ お願いします....
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What does とろミノ mean / what is it?

I was watching Samurai Gourmet on netflix today, and in the following scene i tried to read the menu on the left side of the screen: I marked the item that is interesting me with a red box. If it am ...
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Is apple usually spelt as リンゴ in a culinary context? [duplicate]

I came across the sentence あなたは1つのリンゴを食べます on the English for Japanese speakers duolingo course. (I'm mainly doing it as dogfooding before suggesting it to a Japanese speaker learning English) Is ...
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How did Japanese obtain a unit of measure called a カップ that's 200 mL?

I've encountered a measuring cup which has units of カップ, 水mℓ (水ml), 米[unknown kanji]g and [three unknown kanji]g. 1 カップ corresponds exactly to 200 水mℓ. According to Wikipedia, there's a Japanese cup ...
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The root of the word soboro which means streusel

What is the root of the word soboro bread ?
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What is the “rice milling commission” on sake? [closed]

I was looking at a bottle of sake I had been given. It had a 60% on it and I wondered what it meant: I ran it through the Google Translate for images - and it gave me this: In regard to the ...
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Are 頂きます and ご馳走さま used when eating in public?

I have heard these words used when dining in a person's home, but I am not sure if it's appropriate to use them in a restaurant.
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What's the difference between shokumotsu (食物) and tabemono (食べ物),

They both convey the meaning of "meal" or "food", but I don't know which one I should use. Which ones would be used most of the time for everyday-conversations? Would these two sentences mean the same?...
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Japanese word for tangy

What's the Japanese word for "tangy"? It's a bit hard to define the word, but it's something that has a sharp flavour, and it's not necessarily a pejorative (saying that something's bad). For example, ...
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Name of the food in the picture in Japanese and i can't identify it in English, either

What is this food? It looks like Taiyaki, however, I can't identify it.
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What does 研がず mean in cooking?

Been searching around the web for answers, none found. My guess is that it's uncooked rice (as "unedged" rice doesn't make any sense).
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What counter should be used for baked pastries? 焼菓子は何で数えますか?

Baked pastries 焼菓子【やきがし】 encompass a wide array of items. What are some ways to count some of them? As one might in a request.
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What does 「歴史を刻め」 even mean?

I looked up some recipes in Japanese and I couldn't help but notice the phrase 「歴史を刻め」 virtually everywhere. I might be stupid but I can't seem to understand what "mincing history" means. What gives?
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What is 一個 in Japanese used in context of cooking?

On cookpad.com, it says "chicken broth 一個", even though I'm pretty sure chicken broth is a liquid... So what does it mean here? A tablespoon, a teaspoon? An arbitrary figure? Actual words for ...
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Special Katsudon table with a light?

Based on the text below, apparently there is a special type of table in some Japanese restaurants made for eating Katsudon. どうしてレストランのテーブルにデスクランプがあるんだろう。 デスクランプのあるテーブルを挟んで座るって、なんだか取調室を連想させる。...
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Should I use “馬乳酒”, “クミス”, or “アイラグ” for fermented mare's milk?

Which word should I use for fermented mare's milk (Japanese wikipedia, English Wikipedia)? 馬乳酒 represents the kanji form, literally "horse milk alcoholic beverage", while "クミス" is gairaigo based on ...
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What is the difference between ガスコンロ and ガスレンジ?

What is the difference between ガスコンロ and ガスレンジ?
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What would be the specific name of this type of bowl?

The closest thing that I can find is Donburi? but that seems more like types of food not bowls. ADDING: This is about 15 and a half cm/6in
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Japanese wheel mortar

What is the Japanese word for a wheel mortar? This is a mortar that is shaped like a boat or a trough, and a wheel with a hole in it through which there is a wooden axle. The operator pushes the wheel ...
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Difference between ビーフ and 牛肉

Is there a difference on how these two words should be used? I see 牛肉 used a lot more than ビーフ, but I'm wondering if there is a certain context for each of the two words.
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Mystery about にく (肉) in kanji (漢字)

I have a question which is regarding to the word 肉 in Japanese Language. Below are my opinions and questions about it. First, pork in Japan is 豚肉 (google-translated from pork), which should be ...
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How much buzz is there in 式 of 手打ち式 udon noodles?

A lady in front of me in a line to the register had a pack of udon noodles in her basket. It read: うどん・手打ち式 How much buzz is there in such a phrase? Is it comparable to using 手打ち風? Or could it ...
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What word that resembles “teikkai” might refer to “the provenance of a food”?

The introduction to the 10th Anniversary Edition of Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone contains the following passage on page 4 (emphasis added): Vegetarians have often used the phrase "I don't eat ...
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How do I say “salmon hand roll”?

Which of the above? 鮭 手巻き 手巻き 鮭 鮭 手巻き寿司 Or how could I say it?
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How to ask whether a dish is pescetarian-friendly?

I'm traveling to a smallish city in Japan a little over a week from now (I'll be there two weeks), and I'm wondering what is the best way to ask a server whether or not a particular dish is ...
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How do you say “chunky” or “congealed” in Japanese?

Couldn't find this one in my dictionaries. How would you translate "chunky" into Japanese? As in chunky peanut butter, or, "I left the milk out for 3 days and now it's all chunky," or, "the ...
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Can I say “砂糖ダイエット” ?

By "砂糖ダイエット" I mean diet based on heavy consumption of sweets.
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What's the differences between おかず and 食べ物

I'm confused about how to use two words おかず and 食べ物, which all defined "food" as I search. What's the differences about them? Really thank you if you give me some examples.
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How are items enumerated in Japanese restaurant menus?

I've been asked to render a restaurant menu in Japanese, even though I'm not very good with the language (don’t ask). The original menu has ingredient lists for each entry, usually like this: Spam,...
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Is マスカット an accurate translation for “green grape”, and what foreign word is it derived from?

I'm new to Japanese so I'm working my way through Human Japanese, when I was adding the vocabulary to Quizlet I realized I didn't know how to type マスカット because I'm not used to seeing ツ used like that....
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レアチーズケーキ: Does 「レア」 originally come from “rare” or from “layer”?

レアチーズケーキ is a kind of cheesecake which is not baked. What is the etymology of the レア part of this word? Academic references needed, as this is a controversial topic: The top Google result claims it ...
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Counter word for prepackaged instant ramen

What would be the most adequate counter word for this type of instant noodles? Like '1 package of ramen'.
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What is the difference between 酒 and お酒?

I know that adding お makes it honorific, but I want to know how they're used differently.
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Why are the names of plants and animals often written in katakana?

I was wondering why fruits, vegetables, animals and plants, are written in katakana? Often, there exist kanjis for those, so why aren't they written with those kanjis instead? For example: カマキリ ...
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Is すしや and おすしやさん the same? [duplicate]

I saw those words in the textbook Marugoto A1. There is no explanation, just some examples of those stores (すしや、うどんや、ピザや). The ーさん ending suggest that is a person, maybe the person that cooks that ...
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How should I refer to food whose name mentions its main ingredients?

In Spanish we have lots of dishes whose names refer to the main ingredients it has. For example "arroz con pollo" (rice and chicken), "arroz con leche" (rice and milk), or "pollo con papas" (chicken ...
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Does 大さじ always mean 1 Tablespoon, even for tea?

Jim Breen's edict translates 大さじ simply as (American) tablespoon, but I'm reading directions on a green tea package that says 一人大さじ一杯 and it seems like a lot of tea for a single 湯のみ. I know there are ...
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What is the etymology of the word Katsu?

I heard from an English man that the katsu karē (カツカレー) dish was from English inspiration originally: he told me that the word 'katsu' is coming from cutlet and 'karē' would be curry. Please can ...
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How to say pork loin in Japanese

How do you say pork loin in Japanese? Jisho.org says it should be ロース, but it seems too vague since I want to use it in a recipe. What about 豚ロース肉?
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In concrete terms, what does 惣菜 mean?

I understand the dictionary definition of 惣菜: 日常のおかず。副食物。 Basically, "a thing you frequently eat as an accompaniment to rice; a [non-staple] side dish". Practically speaking, though, I don't ...