There’s nothing like the breadth of food in Asian cuisine. Thai, Vietnamese, Indian and Chinese, it’s difficult to choose a favorite. But for many people it’s hard to go wrong with Japanese food and sushi. The simplicity of Japanese food means that the focus is on high-quality and fresh ingredients, with nuanced preparation. The flavors and textures are what make Japanese food so special in the restaurant world! But I’ve found that Japanese food is a cuisine that can often be intimidating to newbie diners. So let’s take a quick look at some basics in Japanese cuisine!