Japanese food might just be one of the most obsessively studied cuisines in the world. With its highly specialised ingredients and techniques, chefs and foodies alike can take years to learn the ins and outs of Japanese cooking.
We’ve compiled a list of obscure – and not so obscure – Japanese food trivia to test your knowledge or impress your friends. Did you know a high percentage of the ‘wasabi’ sold in restaurants isn’t real wasabi? Do you know why soba noodles are eaten on New Year’s Eve?
Read on to find the answers to those questions and more.
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