7 Japanese Dishes You Need to KnowBy Carolyn Alburger | September 10, 2013 By Carolyn Alburger | September 10, 2013
Across the country, the best chefs are diving ever deeper into their obsession with hyper-regional Asian foods. They’re going beyond the ubiquitous chow fun and pad Thai, and reaching to approximate new delicacies like xiao long bao and larb moo.
To guide you through this new Asian food movement, here’s the third installment in Zagat’s series outlining the dishes that will define the Asian menus of the future. This primer on Japanese cuisine goes far beyond sushi and sashimi, looking into the izakaya and street-food staples showing up on American menus around the U.S.