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What would you say is Japan's most well-known food overseas, after sushi?

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Tempura. Although Udon is also catching on..

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Teriyaki, though that’s a flavour more than a food.

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Over here it's sukiyaki.

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Ramen, thanks to manga and anime.

And fugu because of "deadly" reputation.

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Yeah I agree with Bintaro, I'm betting it's ramen.

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In the UK, it's katsu curry. It's in most supermarkets as a ready meal.

The katsu is chicken, the curry is more like yellow UK Chinese takeaway curry than browned-onions-based Japanese curry, and the rice won't be short-grain, but it is sold as Japanese katsu curry. Greggs even have a katsu curry pastie.

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Oh, I have to agree ramen is probably above teriyaki (which I posted earlier). Ramen seems to be known everywhere now.

Though to be fair, it's likely originally Chinese. That said, Japanese and Chinese ramen have significantly divulged to essentially be different dishes now. I actually prefer the Japanese version for the most part, even though I generally prefer Chinese food over Japanese food.

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I forgot, tofu must also be pretty well-known.

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cup noodle

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Ramen.

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instant ramen

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Nothing. Seriously go up to your 60 y.o. uncle back home and ask him to name 2 Japanese foods. You might get lucky to get rice and sushi, maybe...

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Oh, I have to agree ramen is probably above teriyaki (which I posted earlier). Ramen seems to be known everywhere now. Though to be fair, it's likely originally Chinese.

It isn't necessary to be fair. Everything's originally something, and ramen as eaten in Japan can fairly be considered Japanese, because it doesn't much resemble any of the popular noodle dishes in China - of which there are many. People around the world have been adopting food from elsewhere and making it their own for as long as people have been trading with each other. Sometimes degrading it, but often simply changing it or adding something interesting and new to it. We don't really have to go off on a tangent every time we drink beer about how it's originally from Egypt, or coffee is from Ethiopia. People are perfectly comfortable talking about Italian coffee and German beer.

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Chinese differentiates their ramen noodles with Japanese varieties calling them Nisshiki or Japanese style.

Mainland Chinese are very well aware of the difference and had accepted that it is different from theirs.

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Pot/cup noodles. I always refer to these when I'm cornered by some bore banging on about how wonderfully healthy is the Japanese diet.

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Whale meat.

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In the U.S. I'd say cup ramen. But I'm not sure how many of the college students who consume it know it's a Japanese [spin on Chinese?] food.

I agree if you asked the average person name two Japanese foods the answer would probably be "Sushi and umm...??"

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I'll bet my lunch money that it's not niku maki onigiri with nodo ame Kit Kats for dessert.

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Teppanyaki, as a general term, is popular although it is a cooking style and not a food.

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In the UK, it's katsu curry. It's in most supermarkets as a ready meal.

Can't say I've noticed that. But why on earth would anyone in the UK eat that when you have authentic Indian and Thai curry in the UK?

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Sake!

Never seen Katsu curry in any of the major supermarkets, if it is tere it is not well displayed. But agree with Pukey2, wouldn't want it when I can get both authentic Indian and Thai cuisine as well as good "British" curry, as we have adopted and adapted especially Indian food over the last 250 years (the first known published recipe for curry was in Hanna Glass "The art of cookery made plain and easy" 1747. Was very similar to a modern Balti!).

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For the people who've "never seen katsu curry in a UK supermarket", here are images of the ones on sale in Tesco, Asda, Morrisons, ..... You may prefer Indian or Thai curry yourself, but that doesn't mean other people aren't buying it.

https://www.google.co.jp/search?q=katsu+curry+ready+meal&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwimlcmH4NPYAhUGFpQKHSEyACQQ_AUICigB&biw=1280&bih=682&dpr=2

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kohakuebisu, I didn't say they were not there only that I have not seen them which would indicate they have not been that well displayed.

people may well be buying them, which of its self is not a recommendation, people also buy pot noodles which i wouldn't feed to my dog, the RSPCA would object!

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Ninjas and pokemon. Everyone else gave great answers, but...

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I hate answering questions half asleep... Ramen and sushi.

ugh. Sorry everyone.

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