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Japanese Food for Budget Travellers

Soba and Udon – quick noodles for a few dollars

Cheap and simple, everyone likes Soba and Udon. Soba is thin noodles made from buckwheat, while Udon is thick white flour noodles. They sometimes...

Top 5 Cheap Restaurant Chains in Japan

Want some lovely Japanese food, but don't want to spend loads of money?  Try these! 1. Matsuya All sorts of cheap Japanese food.  Gyudon (meat on...

Omurice – family-friendly cheap food

Omurice is a family favourite all over Japan, and has spread to become popular in countries such as Korea and Taiwan. It's a funny...

Onigiri – quick 100 yen rice snacks

Onigiri, sometime known as 'rice balls' in the west, are a great snack or light lunch for budget travellers. Essentially a ball of rice covered in...

Okonomiyaki (Japanese Pancake)

Okonomiyaki, sometimes called a Japanese pancake in English, is a cheap and fun meal to have. It basically tastes like a mix of pancakes...

Takoyaki

Takoyaki are small, golf ball sized balls of batter filled with octopus, ginger and green onion. Traditionally mayonnaise and and a special Takoyaki sauce (similar...

Tempura

Tempura is battered and deep fried seafood or vegetables. Introduced by the Portuguese in the 16th century, tempura has become a staple of the Japanese diet. The most...

Cheap Sushi and Sashimi

Raw fish is something that has to be tried when visiting Japan. Even if the idea sounds odd, everyone should try it at least...

Hamburg steak

No, that's not a spelling mistake! In Japan 'Hamburg' means a burger pattie served on a hotplate. Alongside the pattie is a selection of...

Ramen (Japanese noodles)

Oh Ramen! So good, so, so good. You have probably tried it in your home country, but until you have actually come to Japan...