Food in Japan
Restaurants are very popular in Japan. Most families eat at restaurants on weeknights and on the weekend. They also sometimes eat at restaurants on special occasions. Japanese favorite restaurants are casual family restaurants.
At home, older people usually eat rice and drink tea at every meal. However, younger people eat beef, chicken and pork as well as fish. Younger people prefer bread, doughnuts or toast to rice. On occasion, older people will eat eggs or meat. Younger people eat more eggs and cheese and drink more milk than their parents.
Many people eat more protein and fat than their grandparents did. This change in the Japanese diet has made the younger people 3 to 4 inches taller than their grandparents.