yoshoku

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Etymology[edit]

Japanese 洋食 (yōshoku ようしょく), from Middle Chinese (yáng "ocean", by extension "foreign", "Western") + (ʒik "eat", "food").

Noun[edit]

yoshoku (uncountable)

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  1. A style of Western-influenced Japanese cuisine.
    • 2008 March 26, Norimitsu Onishi, “Spaghetti Stir-Fry and Hambagoo: Japan Looks West”, New York Times:
      Shiseido Parlor is a storied yoshoku establishment in the heart of Tokyo’s Ginza district, a restaurant to which many Japanese make a pilgrimage at least once.