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need some advice, ideas etc on some authentic-ish Japanese dishes that are vegan or can be veganized.<br><br>
will be going to Japan sometime looks like it'll maybe be next spring not sure yet, and also next time my brother in law and his Japanese fiancee are home for a visit, this spring, we were thinking of doing a Japanese style dinner one night. i'd like to try making a couple of things anyway just cause i love asian food in general, plus if it's not our first time making it when she's here it will turn out better and seem less thrown together lol<br><br>
we'll make some sushi rolls of course but i'd like to try some other things too
 

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Japan isn't all that veg-friendly though, their signature ingredient "dashi" (fish stock) may be found almost everywhere.<br><br>
Well, Buddhist food is veg**n or so I've heard though.
 

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yeah i know. not all dashi has fish but yeah the vast majority does..<br><br>
but like anywhere else there are products and dishes that are accidentally vegan. i was snooping around happycow and did find quite a lot of vegan or vegan-friendly places, a lot more than i expected actually, and yeah anywhere labelled as a buddhist establishment will have vegetarian options for sure. (not all buddhist restaurants are veg by the way but they will have options) but the thing is i'm going with omni family members so i can't always drag them into those places, i will need to make do in omni restaurants also.. i'm going to research as many options as possible and make up cue-cards with how to ask for substitutions and explain my restrictions etc... i've read that veganism is really not common there to the point that servers might tell you something is vegetarian and serve you something with a chunk of meat on it cause they just don't know the difference. so i need to be able to give detailed instructions as to what i can and can't have. shouldn't be too hard i'm studying the language anyways.<br><br>
but for the time being i just want some meals i can make at home. i can make veg dashi no problem so dishes that include dashi are not an issue.<br><br>
there's an all you can eat sushi place in town.. we love going there, i always manage to find enough things to walk out of there stuffed<br><br>
oh yeah and the only thing i will not try is natto... it looks and sounds disgusting even though i eat soy all the time lol
 

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Now I want to try natto. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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to the OP: Perhaps you should PM Clarita Osita. She lived in Japan for several years and probably can tell you what you need to know.
 

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oh does she not live there anymore? i posted in the Japan section and it doesn't seem like anyone posts there anymore. i'll send her a message thanks
 
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