If you learn Japanese cuisine, your room may be clean!?【Beautiful stories from far away From Japan】
2022-02-25 ｜ TOSHI
❚If you learn Japanese cuisine, your room may be clean!?
Dear followers, readers, how are you?I’m TOSHI, a Japanese woman.
Today’s article is half a joke, but half serious,
“If you learn authentic Japanese cuisine, your room may be clean.”
I want to talk about this theory.
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❚Do you know what “food” is like in Japanese culture?
When I was a student, I went to Europe for the first time during summer vacation in order to learn a language. When I stayed in Paris for a few months, my host family’s friends, two good and kind old ladies, asked me some questions.
“Have you ever eaten sausage? Can you eat it? Is it okay?”
The question caused me some anxiety, and while I was grateful for the kindness, I still remember the shock that was not easy to explain. At that time, Japan was the second largest economy in the world.
At that time, manga and anime weren’t as widespread as they are now, but geisha, sushi… there are always a certain number of people who come to Japan with an interest in Japanese culture, and I learned foreign languages from people like them.
❚Japan is a country with a well-developed food culture, and I think
Anyway, it can be said that Japan is a country with a well-developed food culture, and I think that people are highly interested in Japanese food even if it is different.
And, as you may not know, the general Japanese food culture is also a country that strongly reflects the influence of foreign cultures. Even though it’s not an immigrant nation. The Japanese eat as much foreign-inspired food as traditional Japanese food, and perhaps more, on a daily basis.
Japanese people have made their own kinds of curry that doesn’t exist in India, like delicious curry udon noodle made with Japanese soup stock in a Japanese style（I like it very much）. Some Japanese pasta dishes that don’t exist in Italy, like “Napolitan (Neapolitan)Spaghetti” with Ketchup.
❚Authentic “Japanese food”, “Kaiseki cuisine”
And, in fact, I hadn’t learned about authentic “Japanese food” until quite a while later. “Japanese food” here can be said to be “Kaiseki cuisine”. It’s not exactly the same as home cooking, even if it overlaps.
As mentioned above, Japanese people like Japanese home-cooked food and Japanese restaurant food, whether at home or eating out, but they also like “foreign food arranged in a Japanese style”.
This may be my personal opinion, but the popular things for ordinary Japanese girls and women go to learn in cooking classes is Japanese home-cooked food, arranged foreign food, or authentic foreign food, and adapted to the taste of Japanese people.
I was happy to learn fashionable Western food and exotic, healthy food from other Asian countries.
However, I was afraid when I had the opportunity to learn authentic Japanese food and Kaiseki cuisine. –It seemed as if I cooked a delicate dish with such a large number of ingredients and cleaned it up, I wouldn’t die, but I couldn’t stand it. It seemed wonderful to eat, but so hard to cook.
However, when I actually tried it, it wasn’t.
I think the reason is that the quality of the food we talked about depends on the dish, but the ingredients are light and heavy oil and meat are used relatively rarely.
Even if you have a lot of very involved preparation, it is easier to wash after Japanese-style meals as well as during cooking compared to foreign dishes, especially Western dishes. Quickly wash the tool and immediately move on to the next task.
The enjoyment of washing after a meal is also completely different. The exact same thing doesn’t happen in the body, but the satisfaction is the same, but the ease of washing is completely different.
Also, even though I didn’t learn it for such a long time, when I learned the above Japanese food, my room became cleaner.
It seems that learning Kaiseki cuisine, and Japanese tea may reduce the amount of things left behind, but it also may change the preparation of things, diligent cleaning, diligent cleaning, and the attitude toward life.
Depending on the environment and culture you grew up in, not only the taste but also the food that suits you will be different, so I cannot say it at all, but if you are interested in health and quality of life, and even if you are not, once you eat Japanese food I think it’s okay to challenge yourself, eat, and learn.
You don’t have to force yourself to like it or change your life. of course. But diversity and gaining a different perspective is not a loss.
A rich culture is one with many choices. It doesn’t have to be international, but it’s good if you can have different fun and understanding through different cultures, understand the feelings of others, and make new fun and good friends.
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