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Many fast food shops adopt "meal ticket method".
Customers buy tickets for the food they want at a vending machine and hand the ticket over at the counter.

Gyudon is beef and onions cooked with special sauce served on top of a bowl of rice.
Many gyudon shops adopt meal ticket method.
It has a long history with the very first restaurant founded in Tsukiji 1899.
It is Japan's largest gyudon chain and has overseas locations in Hong Kong, Taiwan, China and the US.
A standard size gyudon serving costs 380yen.
There are a variety of floavors for gyudon available including eggplant and tomato, kimuchi (Korean pickle), and cheese.
Beside gyudon, there are other donburi (ball) dish such as broiled eel and Japanese curry.
A standard size gyudon serving costs 350yen.
Their gyudon bowl is called gyumeshi always serving with a soy soup.
A standard size gyudon serving costs 290yen.
Beside gyudon bowl, udon (made of wheat flour) and oyako-don
(a bowl of rice topped with boiled chicken and eggs) are also popular.
A standard size gyudon serving costs 350yen.
A standard size oyako-don servng costs 490yen.
Soba / Udon
This is the biggest self-service Sanuki Udon restaurant which has more than 750 brunches in Japan now. They offer the most popular Udon ‘Kamaage-Udon’ (boiled hot Udon noodles with raw egg and soy sauce) and also other various Udon with side menu such as Onigiri, Tempura etc.
Hanamaru Udon
Self service Sanuki udon (noodle made of wheat flour) restaurant.
It is the pioneer company introducing casual Sanuki udon outside of Kagawa where Sanuki udon is originated.
Standard size udon serving costs 400yen.
Fuji Soba
Pioneer among 24 hr standing-up-eating soba / udon shops.
Using fresh noodle and making soup stock at each shop.
Kaiten Zushi
Kaiten Zushi is conveyor belt sushi.
You pick your selection from a steady stream of fresh sushi moving along the conveyor belt.
If customers cannot find their desired sushi, they can make special orders.
The final bill is based on the number and type of plates of the consumed sushi.
Kappa Sushi
Every item 100yen(tax excluded).
Some shops introduce touch panel ordering system and express (Shinkansen) lane beside regular speed lane.
Genki Sushi
Four type of price range (108, 183, 237 and 345yen).
Take away is also popular.
Akindo Sushiro
Every item 100yen(tax excluded).
It is dedicated to high quality ingredients and domestic rice.
Kura Sushi
Every item 100yen(tax excluded).
Introducing addictive free. Pioneer of introducing touch panel ordering system.
Mos Burger
Mos Burger provides Japanese style burger. Teriyaki Burger comes with soy sauce or miso(bean paste) based sauce and a plenty of lettuce and mayonnaise.
Teriyaki Burger serving costs 360yen(tax excluded). Kinpira (fried burdock root and carrot) Rice Burger serving costs 340yen(tax excluded).
Freshness Burger
Fresh made burger right after receipt of order. Relaxed atmosphere with early American style. There is a variety of seasonings including seasoning salt, mustard, ketchup, jalapeno sauce etc. on seasoning counter you can use freely.
Freshness burger serving costs 330yen(tax excluded).
Becker's operated by affiliated company of JR East is located by JR Stations.
First Kitchen
6 - 8 types of flavored fried potato are popular item.
Bacon egg burger serving costs 320yen.
Curry Rice
Curry House CoCo Ichibanya
There are more than 30 types of curries available beside seasonal menu. You can choose curry spice and amount in addition to a variety of toppings.


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It is one method of cooking.
It is to mix the ingredients and the flavoring together.
Amazake (Ama-sake)
It is a sweet drink made by fermented rice.
It says "sake" meaning alcohol, but it does not contain alcohol in the drink.

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It is coarse green tea.
It is light weighted and contains less caffeine but has astringent taste.

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It is rice with Japanese tea or stock soup poured in the same bowl.
It normally comes with intensely-flavored side dish such as pickled plum, pickle, and salmon.
It is generally consumed after drink.
It is steamed egg hotchpotch.
It is fish sausage.
It is a fish paste product made by winding ground fish meat around bamboo sticks and roasted or steamed.
Chikuwa literally means bamboo ring because cut end surface looks like bamboo.

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A cuisine in which the main ingredients are layed on top of the rice in a bowl.
There are Tendon, Katsudon and so on.
Soup stock
A soft rice cake filled with sweet bean jam.
A boiled or steamed ball of rice flour.
A pancake with sweet bean jam.

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Green soybean.
It normally cooks them in boiling water with salt.
It is best with beer in summer.

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Brown rice is unmilld or partly milled rice, a kind of whole, natural grain.
Genmaicha is a kind of tea that Japanese green tea combined with roasted brown rice and a little of salt.
Genmaicha is very popular in Japan .It has a slimming effect !!
It is sweet-salty boiled beef and onion on top of rice in the bowl.
It also often includes shirataki noodles, and is sometimes topped with a raw egg.
Gyū means "cow" or "beef", and don is short for donburi, the Japanese word for "bowl".
Now, there are many kinds of Gyu-don in Japan
A less astringent tea

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A cake of ground fish combined with starch and steamed.
Rice with hashed meat.
Chinese noodle with summer vegetables and ham pouring sour sauce.
Toasted (roasted) tea. It can be drunk before going to sleep.

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A kin of citrus.
Ehime Prefecture is major producer of Iyokan.
The name of Iyokan comes from former name of Ehime Prefecture.

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Kaiten Zushi
Conveyor belt sushi.
Dried bonito flakes.
A large bowl of rice topped mainly with a breaded fried pork cutlet.
An elegant Japanese meal served in delicate courses.
Japanese vegetable chowder. A soy-based soup made with fried vegetables.
A mixed vegetable (seafood) tempura.
Deep fried chicken.
Eel (loach) split, grilled and basted with a sweet sauce.
Chopped burdock root cooked in soy sauce and sugar (sometimes with chopped carrot).
White fish meat made into a seasoned paste, steamed and typically formed into a semi cylindrical shape over a strip of wood.
Kobe gyu (Kobe beef)
The name "Kobe beef" refers to cuts of beef from the black Tajima-gyu breed, raised to specific standards in Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan.
Kobe beef became famous worldwide when Kobe port was open in 1868.
Kobe beef is one of three major Wagyu cattle, and this marbled meat is considered to be very tender and succulent.
Kudzu starch gruel.

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Matcha is used in the Japanese tea ceremony.
Leaves are grown without exposure to direct sunlight.
They are steamed and dried without being rubbed then stone-ground into a powder.
Naturally, matcha is full of catechin and provides health benefits.
There has been an increase in the use of matcha in confectionary and
cooking overseas, so even more people are enjoying its depth of flavor.
A kind of Japanese confectionery.
Steamed flour bun filled with sweet bean paste.
Fermented paste made from soybeans and usually rice or barley.
Soup made from soy bean paste.
Millet jelly.
Sweetened sake usually used as flavoring.
A kind of nabe (pot) dish.
It is local cuisine in Fukushima Prefecture.
It is served with chicken and vegetable in chicken stock.
A kind of nabe (pot) dish.
It is local cuisine in Fukushima Prefecture.
In the soy source or soy bean soup.
it is served with beef guts, cabbage, Chinese chive and other vegetables.
Barley tea. Infusion of parched barley.
It is normally drunk during summer.

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Nihonshu(Sake, Rice wine)
A kind of Japanese traditional alcoholics by fermenting rice.
It is divided into Ginjo-shu (sake made from highly milled rice and with or without alcohol),
Junmai-shu (pure sake), Junmaiginjo-shu, Hon-Jozo-shu, Gen-shu and Nama-zake (sake that has not been pasteurized).
It is drunk both hot and cold.
Boiled-dry small fish.
It is used for soup stock like dried bonito and dried kelp.
Hand shaped sushi.
Japanese wheat noodle boild in the earthen pot.
The popular ingredients are egg, shrimp tempura, Kamaboko (fish sousage), Chinese mushroom and green vegitables.
Simmered beef and potatoes.
Local cuisine in Nagasaki Prefecture.
Noodle dish based on Chinese cuisine.
Green tea

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Steamed sticky rice.
Sekihan, a kind of Okowa, is made by steaming glutinous rice (an especially sticky variety) together with red beans which turn the rice red.
Rice ball covered with seaweed.
It contains ume-boshi (pickled plum), salmon, cod roe or others depending on each household.
A bowl of rice topped with chicken and eggs and sometimes onions along with special salty-sweet sauce.
Oden (Japanese Pot-au-feu) is a kind of pot dishes.
There is Japanese radish, kelp, egg, fish paste and others as ingredients.
Japanese-style pancake containing vegetables and other ingredients.

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A Japanese noodle dish that originated in China.
It consists of a meaty broth, noodles, and shredded vegetables and meats.

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Japanese pepper. It comes with broiled eel.
Japanese basil
Vegetarian dish for Buddhist monks.
A kind of Okowa.
Sekihan is made by steaming glutinous rice together with red beans which turn the rice red.
It is often consumed in joyous events.
Sliced raw fish.
Buckwheat noodle.
A kind of Japanese noodles.
Sobayu (Boiling water) is drunk after the meal.
A kind of Japanese noodles.
It is made of flour. It is often served chilled during summer.
It is a kind of hot pot.
Immersing thin sliced beef boiling with vegetables, tofu, and kudzu noodle in hot soup stock few times and eating with sesame sauce or ponzu sauce (sauce containing soy sauce and vinegar or citrus juice).
Fried fish paste.
It is dried fish paste mixed with tofu and sugar.
Shochu is another alcoholic drink with a long tradition that is popular in Japan.
Shochu is made of spirits distilled from fermented rice, swet-potatoes, wheat or the like and retains some of the original flavor.
Being distilled, it contains more alcohol than sake (25 to 35%).
Bitter and refreshing green tea drunk regularly.
It is recommended as a drink before playing sports and also for quenching thirst.
Senbei (Japanese rice cracker)
It is thin flat roasted rice cracker.
It is popular snack.

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A kind of spices.
Tougarashi is a plant that belongs to the same family as egg plant.
It has a hotness.
A kind of Rice dish.
It is often called Kayaku-gohan and Gomoku-gohan.
Rice cooked with ingredients including stock and soy sauce.
By cooking all together in one pot, rice can absorb resting ingredients.
A kind of rice bowl cuisine with tuna.
It is popular Japanese cuisine with common touch.
Tsukemono (Japanese pickle)
It is preserved food such as vegetables pickled in salt, vinegar, rice bran paste, soy sauce, sake lees etc.
Tenpura (Japanese deep-fried food)
Deep fry fish, vegetables, wild vegetables etc dipped with flour and egg.
It is very popular Japanese cuisine among foreigners.
It is popular Japanese cooking method.
By dipping sweet soy sauce based sauce (Teriyaki Sauce) and broiling ingredients, their surface becomes shiny with sauce sugar.
Shiny (Teri) is the origin of the name.
It is the dish made from soup stock and eggs.
It doesn't include tofu although it is called tamagotofu (egg tofu).
Osaka is the birthplace of Takoyaki.
Octopus dumpling made of diced or whole baby octopus, tempura scraps (tenkasu), pickled ginger, and green onion, topped with okonomiyaki sauce, green laver (aonori), mayonnaise, and katsuobushi (fish shavings).
It is a popular example of Okinawan cuisine.
It consists of taco-flavored ground beef served on rice and lettuce, and also served together with tomato, cucumber, cheese and topped off with salsa.
Soy milk.
Japanese fish-shaped cake.
The most common filling is sweetened red bean paste.

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Freshwater eels.
It is high in protein, vitamin A, calcium, cholesterol and saturated fat.
Unagi pai
A kind of sweet biscuit made with powdered unagi.
A dish with sliced eel served on a bed of rice.
A type of thick wheat-flour noodle.

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Horseradish. Its root is used as a spice.
A traditional Japanese confectionery.

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Flame-grilled fish.
Fried noodle.
A dish often sold at festivals in Japan.
It is prepared by stir-frying ramen-style noodles with pork, vegetables (usually cabbage, onions or carrots) and flavored with yakisoba sauce, salt and pepper.
Grilled meat.
In a restaurant, prepared raw ingredients are cooked by the diners on a grill and dipped in a sauce.
It refers to a style of Western-influenced cooking.
For example, Hayashiraisu and Korokke (croquette).
Yuzu Kosho
A spicy Japanese sauce made from green or yellow yuzu zest, green or red chili peppers, and salt.
It is also used to garnish a savory.
A thick jellied dessert made of red bean paste, agar, and sugar.

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Cold soba noodles with dipping sauce.