"Yoshoku" is a general term.
"you" is for "sei you" that means Western.(Europe and USA)
"shoku" means "meal" or "dish".
- In extended meanings, it includes all of dishes became From western Meiji era or later.
- In the narrow sense, it includes only Western dishes that became mainly Meiji era and arranged by Japanese .They were changed from their origin. I meant it doesn't include the dishes that is more similar to European dishes and that appeared these days.
Hmm the latter excepts for dishes that is served by the restaurants that serve dishes of a country.and excepted dishes are cooked by the art of cooking same as Western.
When I was a child , "Youshoku" is normally used the extended meanings.
These day it used as the narrow sense.
In this post, I tell you about the latter.
I will show you only major yoshoku dishes.
I don't know what are each dishes' origins.
Perhaps there are foods in Europe or USA that are similar to yoshoku.
The restaurants that serve yoshoku are called "yoshoku-ya".
Normally yoshoku are slightly expensive.
They sometimes cook them at home in Japan.
Curry rice is included in Yoshoku.
Curry rice served by yoshoku-ya is generally less spicy than common one.
I wrote a post about curry rice.
This is not spicy at all.
Brown sauce with rice.
Fried rice and chicken seasoned with ketchup.
This is chicken rice wrapped with egg.
I love it.
It includes potato, macaroni or so on.
It is also called "shouga-yaki".
This is fried pork covered with flour, egg, bread crumbs.
I heard this was cooked at the restaurant "rengatei" at Ginza first.
It changed to "tonkatsu" and became very popular.
I will write a post about "tonkatsu".
Fried pork covered with flour, egg, bread crumbs.
- Kaki-furai( fried oyster)
This is same as pork cutlets , not pork but oyster.
This is usually served at only Winter.
- Ebi-furai ( fried shrimp)
Yummy, but expensive.
This is kinda fried hamburg.
This is popular too.
You can buy even at some convenience stores and super markets .
- Kani kurimu korokke (crab cream in croquette)
There is beef tang stew too.
Spaghetti in yoshoku isn't usually like Italian one.
I will write a post about Japanese spaghetti.
- roru kyabetsu (ground meat rolled in cabbage leaves)
There are more kinds of dishes of yoshoku.
Thank you for reading.