Being a vegetarian is tough in Japan. To eat out is extra difficult. I can’t really choose a dish out of the menu because Japanese use dashi (stock that is usually made with fish), shrimp, bonito flakes (dried fish flakes) or other seafood for dishes that appear vegetarian.
So far, I have 2 solutions.
1. Seek out vegetarian restaurants
Haruka found a restaurant called Easy Life Cafe. A little bit on the salty side, but nice nonetheless.
2. Eat out at a conveyor belt sushi restaurant
While it may seem that fish is everywhere, I do have some choices:
- inari sushi
- edamame beans
- tempura sweet potato
- agedashi tofu (without the bonito flakes)
- some of them have mayo and corn sushi
I have no photos of the veggie dishes… I was hungry.
Are you also a travelling vegetarian? How do you survive out there?
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