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Is Japanese food overrated?

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Is Japanese food overrated?

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toomuchfat | | Oct 28, 2010 02:08 PM

I'm Japanese-American so I think the ultra-strict mods should let this post stand.

I don't get the hoopla about Japanese food.

The main flavors are soy sauce, dashi, salt, sugar, mirin, miso, and a little ginger.

I commented in the tiramisu thread but, to my way of thinking, that is very one-note.

I acknowledge that they use a variety of techniques...as demonstrated in a good kaiseki. And their plating and sense of esthetics is superb.

However, the taste....

Please discuss.

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