If you’re searching for the cutest kitty moniker, get ready for the ultimate list of Japanese food names for cats!
From sushi-inspired ideas to tasty sweet treats from the Land of the Rising Sun , you’ll find the perfect mouthwatering idea below!
The hardest part will be deciding on just one!
Let’s get started, shall we?
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Japanese Food Names for Cats
Fun fact: the 4 principal cooking methods in Japanese cuisine are: boiled (nimono), broiled (yakimono), fried (agemono) and steamed (mushimono).
Check out some fantastic male & female cat names inspired by Japanese cooking!
MALE JAPANESE FOOD CAT NAMES
Out of these male Japanese food names for cats, I live Yuzu the most. Why? Because it’s the best smelling fruit on the planet!
Seriously, find yourself one and give it a whiff. If you love citrus scents like I do, you’ll be in heaven!
FEMALE JAPANESE FOOD CAT NAMES
My favorite female Japanese food name once again begins with a Y! I love Yakitori, which is basically grilled chicken on a stick.
Check out the recipe below if you want to give it a try:
Japanese Sushi Cat Names
Here’s something I bet you didn’t know (or maybe you did!): sushi isn’t really what most people think it is.
It’s actually ” a Japanese dish consisting of small balls or rolls of vinegar-flavored cold cooked rice served with a garnish of raw fish, vegetables, or egg.”
In other words, you can have sushi without fish! When it does have fish in it, it’s called “sashimi.”
Now that you know all about sushi vs. sashimi, let’s check out some cat names inspired by both!
MALE SUSHI CAT NAMES
Toro is a great name for a cat! In fact, it’s already a cat name! Inoue Toro is also known as the Sony cat.
FEMALE SUSHI CAT NAMES
If you love spicy sushi, you can’t go wrong with Wasabi! Check out this recipe:
How to pronounce Japanese food cat names
If your curious about how to pronounce these names, check out this very basic Japanese pronunciation guide.
For the most part, an “i” will be pronounced like a long “eee.” Interestingly, most “e” vowels are pronounced the same.
So, the “i” vowels in Yakitori and the “e” in Sake have the same sound. Make sense?
Of course, it’s a lot more complex than that, as Japanese is a rich language, but at least it gives you the basic gist.
It’s important to know the correct pronunciations so that you’re not inadvertently offending anyone with your cat’s name.