8 Japanese foods you’ve likely never heard of

April 20, 2017

( CNN) When it comes to Japanese food, we all know the basics: Sushi. Ramen. Curry. Gyoza.

But then there are all those regional variations and specialties unique to each prefecture, many of which have yet to making such a mark on global menus.

Tohoku, the northernmost region of Japan’s Honshu island, is particularly ripe for culinary exploration.

Japan food expert Elizabeth Andoh is the author of the book “KIBO — Brimming with Hope, ” a collection of recipes and tales from Tohoku.

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