The source of the sun

The Japanese refer to their country as Nippon, or Nihon, which means “the source of the sun”.   A typical Japanese breakfast is soup, rice and picked vegetables, however many people also eat cereal or toast and drink coffee. Chopsticks (a pair of equal length sticks) are used instead of forks, and may be made of wood, bamboo, plastic or other material. I couldn’t hold the chopsticks any better than I could a fork!  No matter what you eat, it will come with tea, which is Japan’s national drink.  For lunch or dinner, you may enjoy sushi (raw or cooked fish, seafood, vegetables and rice with a seaweed wrapper) , yaka-tori (shish-kabob) or domburi, sweetened or savory stews of fish, meat, vegetables or other ingredients cooked  together and served on rice.  Ramen is also popular. It is a Japanese noodle soup dish made of Chinese-style wheat noodles served in a meat- or fish-based broth, with toppings such as sliced pork dried seaweed, and green onions.  Purrs, Gulliver

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