Lesson 14: Japanese Food

EY! for Teens

EY! for Teens Year 2 Lesson 14 Quizlet

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EY! for Teens Year 2 Lesson 14: Japanese Food


Please prepare for your next lesson by writing down your answers to the questions below. Please use the same notebook every time to make it easier for you to review in the future.



  1. Name three dishes that are unique to Japan. Are these entrees, main courses or desserts? Are they summer foods or winter foods? Are they sweet, sour, salty, bitter or bland?
  2. Which of these three foods is you favourite? Why?
  3. What is your least favourite Japanese food? Why don’t you like it?
  4. Name one kind of food that is associated with a special occasion in Japan. What is this food made of? When do you eat it?
  5. Do you like this food? Why or why not?
  6. Imagine your foreign friend is trying Japanese food for the first time. They ask you for your recommendation. What would you say?

If there is time, please ask your teacher Question 3 and Question 6.


Model Answers: Let’s Ask Riku

  1. Sashimi, basashi and takoyaki – or raw fish, raw horse meat and octopus balls. These can be entrees or main courses, though I usually think of takoyaki as more of a snack food. I guess they are all summer foods but they can be eaten at any time of year. They are mostly bland and taste of whatever sauce you eat them with.
  2. Basashi is my favourite – I love raw horse meat! I don’t eat it often but it’s great with ginger and green onion.
  3. Natto. I can’t stand natto! I don’t understand why people eat it! Yes, it’s very nutritious but has a slimy texture, a weird taste and it smells like vomit!
  4. Chirashi zushi. It’s sushi rice served with various toppings. People eat this throughout the year but it is closely associated with Girl’s Day on March 3. The toppings are said to have special meanings, such as shrimp symbolising longevity and beans representing working diligently.
  5. Yes, I do. Chirashi zushi is not so different to other types of sushi. I like sushi very much.
  6. I would suggest they keep it simple to start. They should try okonomiyaki or yakitori, something that most people enjoy that isn’t so unusual. If they are feeling brave, I would tell them to try sea urchin or shirako, something a little more adventurous.