View Poll Results: What Japanese Foods DON'T You Like?

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  • sushi

    11 6.15%
  • nattou

    65 36.31%
  • nori (seaweed)

    11 6.15%
  • umeboshi (pickled apricot)

    29 16.20%
  • unagi (eel)

    26 14.53%
  • All Fish

    6 3.35%
  • Everything

    1 0.56%
  • Nothing

    13 7.26%
  • rice

    1 0.56%
  • okonomiyaki (omelet)

    7 3.91%
  • gyoza

    3 1.68%
  • ramen

    5 2.79%
  • miso soup

    4 2.23%
  • ikura (salmon eggs)

    37 20.67%
  • kanimiso (crab brains)

    52 29.05%
  • basashi (raw horse)

    62 34.64%
  • squid, octopus

    21 11.73%
  • shellfish

    17 9.50%
  • nankotsu (chicken joints)

    43 24.02%
  • wasabi

    19 10.61%
  • uni (sea urchin)

    43 24.02%
  • shoga (pickled ginger)

    17 9.50%
  • hasu (lotus root)

    11 6.15%
  • konnyaku (potato jelly)

    20 11.17%
  • namako (sea cucumber)

    30 16.76%
  • Ginnan (gingko seeds)

    4 2.23%
  • Raw okra

    16 8.94%
  • Inago (fried grasshoppers)

    41 22.91%
  • Funazushi (fermented carp)

    30 16.76%
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Thread: What Japanese Foods DON'T You Like?

  1. #101
    The Geezer Male
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    I must confess ...

    I find Nori a little too strong in flavor for me ...

    It's one of the reasons I prefer Sashimi to Sushi ....

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  2. #102
    Fwish for life ^^ Female
    Join Date Mar 30, 2008
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    I really don't like wasabi
    It's too spicy for me
    Even having only a tiny bit, It burns my tongue
    And I really don't like it when they put it into the sushi and don't tell us
  3. #103
    後輩 Female
    Join Date Mar 2, 2008
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    Thailand
    nattou......... くさい!!
    築いたんだ 無くしたくない物 虹の色彩や 君のことを忘れない

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  4. #104
    In imagination land Male
    Join Date Feb 2, 2007
    Location Denver
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    wasabi, umeboshi, and karashi mustard, are probably my 3 arch nemeses in the world of Japanese food. Oh and I guess uni, ikura, and products made with anko.... I don't have much of a sweet tooth to begin with.
  5. #105
    In imagination land Male
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    Actually I take back wasabi, if just a dab of it is mixed in with soy sauce (for sashimi), i kind of like it. But keep it off my sushi!!!
    Last edited by Chidoriashi; May 15, 2008 at 16:20.
  6. #106
    もちもちした食感 Male
    Join Date Feb 19, 2008
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    For those who said they didn't like Kanimiso, it is NOT the brain of a crab as indicated in the poll. It is an organ that has the fuction of the pancreas and the liver. I totally understand how people find it disgusting to eat the BRAIN of an animal but the pancreas and the liver?? Doesn't sound so bad now, is it? I love Kanimiso myself. It's rich and creamy and absolutely delicious on a piece of toasted Rye bread.
  7. #107
    後輩 Female
    Join Date May 30, 2008
    Posts 1
    Japan-Kanagawa
    Hello!

    Basically I like all Japanese food.

    But, I can't eat namako. I hate namako's texture and black and pimply 

    face. I think many Japanese people also dislike namako.
  8. #108
    先輩 Female
    Join Date Jul 1, 2007
    Posts 121
    Australia
    those really salty pickled plums can be daunting at breakfast
  9. #109
    後輩 Female
    Join Date Jun 29, 2008
    Age 22
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    United States
    Oogh, wasabi... Yucky. >_<
    I was tricked into eating a big chunk of it when I was younger, and disliked it ever since.
  10. #110
    Oujisama no Sakura(Girl) Female
    Join Date Oct 11, 2005
    Location Florida
    Age 25
    Posts 15
    United States
    Miso soup.....
    *throws up*
  11. #111
    後輩 Female
    Join Date Jun 30, 2008
    Location Hong Kong
    Age 32
    Posts 1
    China - Hong Kong
    i dont like sea-urchin. just tastes weird.

    but i love sushi. i eat it as often as possible. luckily we have some good restaurants here in hong kong.
  12. #112
    先輩 Male
    Join Date May 18, 2008
    Location Fort Worth, Texas
    Age 26
    Posts 24
    United States
    I haven't tried a lot of those foods on the list. The one I voted for was wasabi. I can't belive people eat this. Anyway, can any of you that have tried a lot of japanese food tell me what most of these taste like?
    Because I know every food has a taste alike. xD
  13. #113
    先輩 Male
    Join Date May 18, 2008
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    For those who said they didn't like Kanimiso, it is NOT the brain of a crab as indicated in the poll. It is an organ that has the fuction of the pancreas and the liver. I totally understand how people find it disgusting to eat the BRAIN of an animal but the pancreas and the liver?? Doesn't sound so bad now, is it? I love Kanimiso myself. It's rich and creamy and absolutely delicious on a piece of toasted Rye bread.
    I have never tried this myself, but I am intrigued by it. The thought of it being brains or any other organ doesn't disgust me, given that I've had cow brains, eyes and tongue. I wish I could taste all those foods listed on the poll that I haven't tried yet. Especially okonomiyaki.

    I'm rarely disgusted by any food. I always try to taste it first. Like the first time I tried wasabi. As soon as I was about to eat it, I felt a chill down my spine because of it's disgusting smell.

    There ARE some things I won't try though. *cough*horse meat*cough* It just doesn't seem right. As well as deer and lamb meat. UGH!
  14. #114
    後輩 Female
    Join Date Jul 9, 2008
    Posts 18
    United States
    I'm generally a very adventurous eater, and so far the only Japanese foods I don't really like are nattou and raw shrimp ><
  15. #115
    後輩 Male
    Join Date Jul 14, 2008
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    Bolivia
    Wasabi. I love spicy foods, but wasabi sort of burns your nostrils and not exactly your mouth. It's just not my sort of thing.

    Ikura is also something I don't really enjoy. They say if it's REALLY fresh you don't get that much of a fishy taste, but I don't know
  16. #116
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    i dont like sushi that much '~'
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  17. #117
    Dude Male
    Join Date Jul 30, 2008
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    I'm a wasabi fanatic, I can eat it without any toppings no problem. But some things that I steer clear of are the Crab Brains, Raw Horse, Fried Grasshoppers, Pickled (Anything, except saurkrautz (SP) but thats German), and Nattou..
  18. #118
    aka YOSUQUE Male
    Join Date Apr 23, 2007
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    yakiton

    One of the new kind of restaurants around Tokyo since a year or so ago is the yakiton restaurant. It's like yakitori but instead of chicken on wooden skewers, pork is used. While I'm a big fan of yakitori and tonkatsu, I find yakiton very unappealing. It's too chewy and less tasty than either yakitori or tonkatsu.

    The Spanish Tapa bars that are sprouting around in Tokyo with big legs of ham displayed and carved right in front of you are, IMO, a much better option. But order beer or regular wine to go with your food instead of sherry.
  19. #119
    Banned Female
    Join Date Aug 10, 2008
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    China
    Sushi/sashimi: obvious
    Sukiyaki: vegetables, tofu and beef cooked ina pot, dipped in a raw egg
    Okonomiyaki: pancake with a variety of ingredients and toppings
    Udon/zoba: Japanese noodles, endless local varieties
    Tempura (tendon): seafood, vegetables and other things deep fried in Tempura batter
    Ramen/somen: another variety of Japanese noodles (somen are usually eaten cold in summer)
    Donburi: bowl of rice with different toppings
    Gyoza: dumplings of Chinese origin
    Shabu shabu: Japanese meat fondue
    Yakitori: grilled chicken skewers
  20. #120
    Banned Female
    Join Date Aug 10, 2008
    Posts 9
    China
    I don't like eating all fish.Spend more time with your family and friends,eat your favorite foods,visit the places you love
  21. #121
    Dude Male
    Join Date Jul 30, 2008
    Location I travel too much...
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    Sorry to burst your bubble, but japanese food and korean/chinese food share TONS of the same food. In korea they eat as much onigiri as japanese, and in china they drink ramen and udon like no other. Ignoring the fact that the japanese colonized both countries they have been trading food recipies for thousands of years >>
  22. #122
    先輩 Female
    Join Date Aug 16, 2004
    Location Singapore
    Age 34
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    I don't like nattou. The color, the taste and the smell.

    but Nevertheless, I love Japanese food.
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  23. #123
    Male
    Join Date Sep 21, 2008
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    i eat anything except nattou
  24. #124
    後輩 Male
    Join Date Sep 23, 2008
    Location Tokyo
    Posts 2
    Australia
    haha, look at Nattou go!
  25. #125
    後輩 Female
    Join Date Sep 21, 2008
    Posts 17
    Japan
    I selected "Nothing" because I'll eat anything and 99.999&#37; of the time like it. And if I don't like it, it's only like "Meh...I could live with out it" as opposed to "yuck~".

    I grew up eating lots of cajun food, so Okra never strikes me as being Japanese. I've prepared and eaten it many times both Cajun and Japanese style though.

    I've had many first experiences with Japanese food not knowing what I'm eating. The first times I ate kanimiso, konnyaku, basashi, octopus, and uni I had no idea what they were. Well, I figured out the octopus when I noticed many tentacle shaped parts. Every time I was just like "Hm, that tastes pretty good."
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