8 Bizarre Japanese Food Trends You Didn’t Know


Welcome to the world of bizarre Japanese food trends! Get ready to be amazed by these unique and unusual dishes that will leave you craving for more.


Slide into the world of "natto", a fermented soybean dish that is slimy and pungent in taste. It may not look appetizing, but it's a staple in Japanese cuisine.


Next up, we have "fugu", a dish made from the poisonous pufferfish. Only licensed chefs are allowed to prepare this delicacy, making it a risky yet popular choice.


Have you ever heard of "basashi"? It's raw horse meat served as sashimi or in a hot pot. Don't knock it till you try it, as it's a delicacy in some regions of Japan.


For the adventurous foodies, there's "shirako", which translates to "white children". It's actually the sperm sacs of male fish and is considered a delicacy in Japan.


If you have a sweet tooth, you'll love "mochi", a sticky rice cake filled with various flavors like red bean paste, matcha, and even ice cream. It's a must-try dessert in Japan.


"Nagashi Somen" is a fun and interactive way to eat noodles. The noodles are placed in a bamboo slide and you have to catch them with your chopsticks as they flow by in cold water.


"Katsuobushi" is dried, fermented, and smoked skipjack tuna that is shaved into thin flakes and used as a topping for various dishes. It adds a unique smoky flavor to any dish.


Last but not least, we have "wasabi Kit Kats". Yes, you read that right. These green tea flavored chocolate bars have a hint of wasabi, giving them a spicy kick.


That concludes our journey through 8 bizarre Japanese food trends. Which one are you most excited to try? Let us know in the comments below and don't forget to share your experience with us!