For first-time visitors and seasoned gourmets alike, Japan Eats! is an entertaining guide to the pleasures and pitfalls of dining in Japan—with hilarious insights and tips not found in other books. Whether it's the proper technique for holding chopsticks or the etiquette of slurping soup, author Betty Reynolds reassures the bewildered and includes mini-lessons on how to read the curtains at the entrance, the menus on the wall, and even the signs on the bathroom doors!
What are uni sea urchins and how do you eat them? What are "dancing shrimp"? What is the difference between tonkatsu and takoyaki? Do you pick them up with your fingers? Which sauce to use? And just what is in that sauce? From world-famous sushi to fatally attractive fugu, it's all explained clearly and humorously in this sketchbook filled with charming full-color illustrations and insightful texts.
So don't be intimidated—dive in! You are bound to have endless food adventures in Japan. This book shows you how.
About the Author: Betty Reynolds left a career as a creative consultant and advertising art director to accompany her husband to Asia. They first moved to Singapore and then Tokyo where they lived for seven years. She now divides her time between Philadelphia, PA and Orcas Island, WA but her heart remains in Japan. Other Tuttle books by Betty Reynolds include: Clueless in Tokyo, Tokyo Friends and Japanese Celebrations.