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What Japanese Foods DON'T You Like?

Discussion in 'Japanese Food & Recipes' started by Brooker, Jan 15, 2005.

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  1. sushi

    6.3%
  2. nattou

    36.9%
  3. nori (seaweed)

    6.3%
  4. umeboshi (pickled apricot)

    16.5%
  5. unagi (eel)

    14.8%
  6. All Fish

    3.4%
  7. Everything

    0.6%
  8. Nothing

    6.8%
  9. rice

    0.6%
  10. okonomiyaki (omelet)

    4.0%
  11. gyoza

    2.3%
  12. ramen

    2.3%
  13. miso soup

    2.3%
  14. ikura (salmon eggs)

    21.0%
  15. kanimiso (crab brains)

    30.1%
  16. basashi (raw horse)

    34.7%
  17. squid, octopus

    11.9%
  18. shellfish

    9.7%
  19. nankotsu (chicken joints)

    24.4%
  20. wasabi

    10.8%
  21. uni (sea urchin)

    23.3%
  22. shoga (pickled ginger)

    9.1%
  23. hasu (lotus root)

    5.7%
  24. konnyaku (potato jelly)

    10.2%
  25. namako (sea cucumber)

    15.9%
  26. Ginnan (gingko seeds)

    2.3%
  27. Raw okra

    8.5%
  28. Inago (fried grasshoppers)

    23.3%
  29. Funazushi (fermented carp)

    16.5%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Sensuikan San

    Sensuikan San The Geezer

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    I must confess ... :oops:

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

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

    ニ淡ニ停?。ニ停?
     
  2. bonta_kun_4eva

    bonta_kun_4eva Fwish for life ^^

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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. suicide-killer

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    nattou......... 窶堋ュ窶堋ウ窶堋「ツ!ツ!
     
  4. Chidoriashi

    Chidoriashi In imagination land

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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. Chidoriashi

    Chidoriashi In imagination land

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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!!!
     
    #105 Chidoriashi, May 15, 2008
    Last edited: May 15, 2008
  6. ASHIKAGA

    ASHIKAGA もちもちした食感

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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. Tonny

    Tonny 後輩

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    Hello!

    Basically I like all Japanese food.

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

    face. I think many Japanese people also dislike namako.
     
  8. Fel1city

    Fel1city 先輩

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    those really salty pickled plums can be daunting at breakfast
     
  9. Deedily

    Deedily 後輩

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    Oogh, wasabi... Yucky. >_<
    I was tricked into eating a big chunk of it when I was younger, and disliked it ever since.
     
  10. Hayate392

    Hayate392 Oujisama no Sakura(Girl)

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    Miso soup.....
    *throws up*
     
  11. modes4u

    modes4u 後輩

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    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. Roboto-sama

    Roboto-sama 先輩

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    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. Roboto-sama

    Roboto-sama 先輩

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    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. Megwa

    Megwa 後輩

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    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. maxcohen

    maxcohen 後輩

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    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. ~AXI's.black.neko~

    ~AXI's.black.neko~ fun revolution

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    i dont like sushi that much '~'
     
  17. Kenjirou

    Kenjirou Dude

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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. Dogen Z

    Dogen Z aka YOSUQUE

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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. aoc gold

    aoc gold Banned

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    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. aoc gold

    aoc gold Banned

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    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. Kenjirou

    Kenjirou Dude

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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. Mimmy_08

    Mimmy_08 先輩

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    I don't like nattou. The color, the taste and the smell.

    but Nevertheless, I love Japanese food.
     
  23. Kenzo Ryan

    Kenzo Ryan Kouhai

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    i eat anything except nattou
     
  24. Metin

    Metin 後輩

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    haha, look at Nattou go!
     
  25. Udongein

    Udongein 後輩

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    I selected "Nothing" because I'll eat anything and 99.999% 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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