Lonely Planet presents Japan's most authentic dishes - direct from the kitchens where they were perfected.
From street-food vendors to Michelin-starred chefs, Japan's best local cooks share their passion for food and 60 of their region's classic recipes - from steaming soups and silky ramen noodles to fresh, hand-rolled sushi.
Takoyaki - octopus balls
Sukiyaki - soy-simmered beef
Okonomiyaki - savoury pancakes
Torinabe - Chicken and vegetable hotpot
Iwashi sushi - Sardine sushi
Tonkatsu - deep-fried breaded pork cutlet
Teppo-jiru - miso soup with crab
Soki soba - Okinawan pork rib ramen with a pork broth
With sumptuous, original photography and inside stories and tips from Japan's best local cooks of the history, legend, emotion, and process behind each recipe, From the Source - Japan represents global food at its most thrilling. The perfect book for foodies and travel enthusiasts alike!