The main feature Japanese cuisine, in addition to unique dishes, skilled in laying, where each piece is only ascribed to it by tradition. Often travelers, first time getting into a Japanese high end restaurant, can’t seem to understand that their plate is edible, and that was assumed as a decoration. All recipes, used by the Japanese housewife, very simple, and the products subjected to minimum processing. A striking example is the cooking fish. Most often raw fish beautifully cut into thin slices-the petals and spread on a plate – all the food is ready and you can already bring to the table.
Basic of Japanese dishes are vegetables, seafood and rice.
From traditional Japanese dishes most popular in the world conquered the land. Sushi rolls are stuffed with rice, vegetables and seafood that is wrapped in dried seaweed – nori. Under the influence of cookery Europeans and the Chinese people of Japanese cuisine started to use pork, beef, lamb and poultry dishes. Of course, the most common product at all times for the Japanese was the rice. As a rule, by boiling the rice some salt is added, but to him are served salty or sweet seasoning, hot.
The most characteristic principles of Japanese cuisine is to use only fresh vegetables and seafood, and products from long-term storage, use only Continue reading
In Japan chopsticks (Hashi) came from China in the 12th century and were made of bamboo. It was believed that eating with chopsticks immortal gods and emperors. There are many variations of shapes and sizes of reusable chopsticks, which sometimes present a work of art: they are painted, lacquered, encrusted with mother-of-pearl and decorated with different patterns.
Modern Hasi are of bone, wood (bamboo, pine, cypress, plum, maple, black or purple sandalwood), round or square cross-section with a conical or pyramidal tip.
Varieties of Japanese chopsticks
Now in most restaurants of Japanese cuisine chopsticks disposable (waribashi), made of plastic. Disposable chopsticks are a relatively recent invention, which appeared at the end of last century. Often before use they should, if you haven’t already, break along.
It is believed that chopsticks are training small muscles, developing mental abilities, so in Japan are taught to deal with Hashi from an early age. Instilling in children the desire to master the chopsticks Japanese scientists consider important and relevant for your country task. Confirmation Continue reading
Interesting features of the life and customs of South Korea
The whole identity of the Korean people lies in its 5 000 year history and culture. The true spirit of creativity is present in music, dance and the visual arts. In recent decades, as more is the spread of Western culture, but the uniqueness and originality of the art “of the Country of morning calm” does not disappear, but continues to live in synthesis of cultures, acquiring new, more modern, streamlined look.
Pottery and traditions are the pride of the Korean people. Pottery originally came from China, but the current development has already acquired in Korea. World-known unique elegance and delicate bluish-green Korean porcelain.
Classical Korean music kuhak very similar culture with classical music of China and Japan. There are differences, Kugach has its special triple rhythm (the rhythm consists of three beats). Kuhak is divided into two major divisions – it conac (created specifically for members of the highest caste or class) and Mimosas (music of the common people). Music from high society is difficult at the same time slow and solemn melody, in the folk music of various musical genres mixed together, the music is fast and energetic.
Korean classical dance is divided into dance, which is danced at court, and folk dance. Knowledge Continue reading