An appetizer is a small dish of an overall meal.
A garden salad consisting of lettuce, cucumber, scallions, cherry tomatoes, olives, sun-dried tomatoes, and cheese. Main ingredients. A base of vegetables, fruits, meat, eggs, or grains and mixed with a sauce.
Ramen is a Japanese dish. It consists of Chinese-style wheat noodles, served in a meat or (occasionally) fish-based broth, often flavored with soy sauce or miso, (叉焼 chāshū), nori (dried seaweed), menma, and scallions.
Yakisoba is Japanese stir fried noodles. It is served with yakisoba sauce, similar to tonkatsu or okonomiyaki sauce. Yakisoba is usually fried with sliced meat and vegetables like cabbage and bean sprouts.
Is a Japanese "rice bowl dish" consisting of fish, meat, vegetables or other ingredients simmered together and served over rice. Donburi meals are served in over-sized rice bowls also called donburi.
Is a single-portion take-out or home-packed meal common in Japanese cuisine. A traditional bento holds rice or noodles, fish or meat, with pickled and cooked vegetables in a box.
The main dish is usually the heaviest, heartiest, and most complex or substantial dish on a menu.
Sushi roll (or roll sushi for Japanese) is a unique Westernized version of the Japanese maki sushi (or maki zushi). Like the maki sushi, it usually involves “rolling” the rice and nori using a makisu.
Sashimi is a Japanese delicacy consisting of very fresh raw fish or meat sliced into thin pieces and often eaten with soy sauce.
Unlike other sushi like maki, nigiri is not rolled up in seaweed. Instead, each portion of nigiri consists of a thinly sliced piece of fresh raw fish laid over a formed ball of sushi rice.
Poke bowl is made up of a base, typically rice, cubed raw sushi- grade salmon or tuna, and Asian toppings like soy sauce and seaweed.