In Japanese cuisine consists of food is cooked in a specific way based on the culture and tradition of Japan. The traditional cuisine of Japan comprises of rice with an emphasis on seasonal ingredients. The side dishes often consist of fish, pickled vegetables and vegetables cooked in broth. Fish is common in the traditional cuisine. It is often grilled, but it may also be served raw or dipped in a light batter and deep-fried.
Japanese cuisine has now become popular throughout the world. As of 2011, Japan has overtaken France in number of Michelin starred restaurants and has maintained the title ever since.