|Above, a Yakiniku restaurant in Asakusa. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
It is funny that a lot of people assume that all the Japanese people eat is sushi or ramen. On the contrary, they have many meat dishes that would satisfy anyone's palate.
Japan Travel Cafe has an article on some of the meat dishes that restaurants in Japan have to offer.
They begin with:
You want to go to Japan, perhaps for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. But you have one major worry; You don’t like fish. You are a meat eater and you’ve been one your whole life. And if you don’t like fish, I’ll assume that eating sushi scares the bejezus out of you. If raw fish scares the bejezus out of you, then the conversation about sea urchin, eel and things with tentacles has probably not come up.
This never seems to be addressed in the top 10 travel tips for Japan. I don’t want people to miss out on one of the most awesome countries in the world because of a lack of fish fondness. So I’m here to say; FEAR NOT MEAT LOVING WORLD TRAVELERS.
Contrary to popular belief, the Japanese do not eat sushi for breakfast lunch and dinner. Keep in mind that sushi is an expensive delicacy in Japan just like it is in America. They don’t eat it everyday. The rest of those days they eat “other” foods. Which leads me to let you in on one of Japans best kept secrets; Meat.
Meat dishes in Japan are dealt with the same meticulous attention to detail that sushi gets. There is a wide variety of super delicious meat choices that come as a shock to most tourist who assume that they would be eating fish for 2 weeks.To read more, go here.