We're guessing you've been to Japan and you're a veggie. That makes you a vegetarian traveler. We went to Yokosuka Japan and ate Mochi, Onigiri and so many other Asian vegetarian yums!
So what is mochi? Mochi is one of the vegetarian food I came across with while traveling. I suppose it's native to Japan because you'll see them right on the package and labels with the language. If you have access to Asian market near you, find these sweet things and buy some.
I travelled to Japan to be with my son aboard a US Aircraft Carrier USS George Washington on a Tiger Cruise for 4 days. It was my first time in a sushi-eating country and I did not understand a thing of Japanese.
I don't speak the language so it's hard to be picky. How do you ask for a Japanese vegetarian entree on the menu? Well, it's almost impossible. I thought I'd just shut my mouth about the V word and not start with vegan vs vegetarian convo. Just be a pescatarian. Loads of fish are served there.
They had a lot of mochi so I grabbed some of those and I tucked them in my tote bag with a bottled water.
Our first stop was at the US Naval Base in Yokosuka. We went there to buy some Navy souvenirs and some gifts. Before we got there we stopped at the station to get some tickets.
Seven Eleven have some Japanese Onigiri displayed on their shelves. I can't read Japanese but I made sure that they're the ones with the plum filling! These quickly became my survival food.
Yokohama was loaded with everything Chinese Food, the best Chi food I've ever tasted. Though they also have Indian food as well. You may ask, what's an Indian Food doing in Japan? Well, they have it and they have the best tasting Naan ever!If like tea, they have the best. Now I get them from Amazon. This is the Organic Matcha Green Tea that come close to what I had traveling Japan.
You may think that your vegetarian food is only limited to a tofu based dish and some common oriental salads. Nope. There are lots of vegetarian choices on the menu.
So what do vegetarians eat while in Japan? There are plenty of veggie dishes to choose from. Even without an interpreter, like my son who speaks Japanese, I have survived as a vegetarian traveler.
I also learned a to ask for more tea in Japanese. Mo ocha onegaishimasu! That means: "Some more tea please."