How often do Japanese eat Sushi and Ramen?
Sushi (寿司) and Ramen (ラーメン) are Japanese foods well-known and loved by many overseas people, but how often do you think we eat each of the two dishes per month?
How many times do Japanese eat Sushi and Ramen per month?
As for me, I go to a Sushi restaurant (traditional or casual conveyor belt Sushi) to dine with my family about once a month and buy a pack of Inari-Zushi or an assortment of Nigiri at times in supermarkets.
For Ramen, I go to a restaurant two or three times per month and eat instant ramen (cup or packaged) at home or in my office several times (three or four) a week.
From my perspective, I guess ordinary Japanese people much more often consume Ramen than Sushi per month because the noodle soup dish is inexpensive compared to Sushi and much more casual, enjoyed at ease.
But how is the reality?
According to the internet research held by My Voice (where 8848 people answered their questionnaires), 31.2% of the participants say they eat Sushi about once a month, while 26.7% and 25.0% respectively answered two or three times per month and once in a few months.
Incidentally, as for the variety (multiple choices allowed), many of them (90.9%) frequently eat Nigiri-Zushi/にぎり寿司, followed by Nori-Maki/のり巻き (52.1%), Gunkan-Maki/軍艦巻き (51.0%), and Inari-Zushi/いなり寿司 (44.7%).
Next, according to the research report of NTT Docomo, Japanese people’s frequency of eating Ramen at restaurants is around once per month, accounting for 29.0%, followed by around once per week (21.3%), and around once per 3 months (13.9%).
Meanwhile, enjoying Ramen at home is around once per week, accounting for 33.6%, followed by around once per month (31.5%) and around once per 3 months (8.8%).