Now I am introducing 5 easy appetizer recipes. 10 typical traditional Japanese national and local appetizers, original recipes, pairing tips, and the most popular, famous and iconic authentic restaurants with Japanese cuisine. What appetizers to eat in Japan? Beef Negimaki. Boiled Soybean(枝豆:Eda-Mame) Look at Edamame-Curry flavor- Recipe>>>> Chilled Tofu(冷や奴:Hiya-yakko) Gyoza(餃子) Look at Yaki Gyoza Recipe>>>> Crispy Chicken Skin with Ponzu Sauce(鶏皮ポン酢:Torikawa-Ponzu) An appetizer menu is the best way to skip a heavy meal and still get a variety of offerings! 12. 5. Japanese appetizers are good taste. Haru Maki. Deep-fried tofu. Ika Shoga Yaki. Asian Finger Foods. 5. Edamame. 9. BBQ fresh squid with ginger sauce. When I first started eating tapas style, or grazing off multiple plates instead of eating one large entree, I gravitated toward more Asian-Inspired dishes. Japanese spring roll with veggie. Scallion wrapped with thin-sliced beef served with teriyaki sauce. The next wave of Japanese snack innovation came in the 1860s after Japanese markets suddenly opened to imported sugar and grains. Such snacks weren't western for long as they quickly adapted to the local culture. 9. We cannot drink without them. Grilled yellowtail neck with ponzu sauce. Western style snacks were amongst the first Japanese factory products as the country began to industrialize. Must try dishes, the ultimate bucket list for appetizer lovers. 9. Deep-fried oyster. Hot Appetizers; Age Tofu. ... Hamachi Kama. Kaki Fry.