Meat Blog Posts

Toriniku Chicken and Jidori | Passion For Poultry - Foodie...

Here in Japan, the chicken itself is called niwatori. Once it has been dispatched into the next life, the remaining fowl meat is described as toriniku, or, in common parlance, tori. Tori is also the generic word for bird, any bird. It’s the tori in yakitori, for example.

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Meat Eats | Bountiful Beef - Foodies Japan

Since the Meiji-period Emperor’s 1873 repealing of the Buddhist prohibition against the killing of creatures, the Japanese have been scoffing bovines and fowl with distinctly non-Buddhist zeal. This nation built on Buddhist and Shinto precepts certainly has a fondness for meat, and beef is high on its list of preferred foods. Some blame the post-WW2 American occupation. That might not be wholly fa...

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Butaniku Pork, Venison, and Wild Boar | Meet The Meat - Fo...

Buta is the pig, butaniku is pork. Eaten in Japan since the Edo period, the Yorkshire, Berkshire and Hampshire breeds of pig are preferred. In Okinawa the ears are served as a delicacy mimigaa while in Kyushu the carcass is especially prized for the tonkotsu pork broth ramen noodles from Hakata/Fukuoka.  More generally, however, it is eaten as tonkatsu pork cutlets, in pork shabu-shabu, stewed, or...

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Tastes From Distant Shores | Foreign Flavors - Foodies Jap...

One might argue that all Japanese cuisine is pretty much ‘fusion cuisine’. Almost everything was brought to Japan at one time from neighbors China or Korea, or from South-East Asia, India, Europe or the USA. The Middle Kingdom provided rice, soy, wheat, noodles, kelp, carp, sushi (probably), chicken, bamboo shoots and chopsticks, to name but a few. There have been countless foreign influences on J...

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Meat Eats: Butaniku Pork, Venison, and Wild Boar

Buta is the pig, butaniku is pork. Eaten in Japan since the Edo period, the Yorkshire, Berkshire and Hampshire breeds of pig are preferred. In Okinawa the ears are served as a delicacy mimigaa while in Kyushu the carcass is especially prized for the tonkotsu pork broth ramen noodles from Hakata/Fukuoka.  More generally, however, it is eaten as tonkatsu pork cutlets, in pork shabu-shabu, stewed, or...

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