AUTHENTIC JAPANESE TEISHOKU SET MEALS IN CANNINGTON
Teishoku is a type of Japanese set meal, where all of the dishes in the course are served together as a set. Teishoku dining is based on the ichiju-issai (or “one soup, one side”) traditional meals offered at Zen temples, which generally included a main, soup, rice, and pickles.
Some of our favourite types of teishoku include tonkatsu (pork cutlet), yakizakana (grilled fish), and tempura (deep-fried battered fish and vegetables). These main dishes are served on a tray along with a bowl of rice, a bowl of miso soup, and various side dishes known as souzai, such as salads and Japanese pickles.
Teishoku meals offer a range of dishes for the main, from delicious deep-fried foods to healthier fish options.
Some deep-fried teishoku dishes include tonkatsu, breaded and deep-fried pork cutlet, kara-age (fried chicken), battered and fried tempura, and also ebi furai (fried prawns), which is similar to tempura but the prawns are breaded rather than battered before frying.
Rice and noodles can be teishoku mains. Donburi is a bowl of rice topped with some type of braised or stewed dish. For example, oyako-don (meaning “parent and child”) is chicken and egg stewed with onions in a sweet soy sauce and dashi broth served over rice, while gyu-don is thinly sliced beef simmered in sweet soy sauce and dashi with onions. Noodle dishes such as udon wheat noodles and soba buckwheat noodles, which can be served hot or cold, can feature as main components of teishoku meals.
One of the best things about teishoku is the wide variety of side dishes that accompany it, allowing you to enjoy many different flavors and textures. These include healthy salads like shiro-ae (mashed tofu salad), carrot and daikon radish, kinpira gobo (burdock root salad), and hijiki seaweed salad. Japanese pickles, known as “tsukemono”, are another frequent accompaniment and are made from cucumber, radish, cabbage, and other vegetables.
For a heartier side, you may want to try tamagoyaki, a sweet and savory Japanese rolled omelet, or agedashi tofu, which is deep fried tofu in a dashi broth.
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One of the best things about teishoku is the wide variety of side dishes that accompany it, allowing you to enjoy many different flavors and textures.See Our Menu