90+ Japanese Food Inspired Cat Names For Cute Kittens


Japan is an exotic place to go that provides rich cultures and delicious cuisines. You can find many delicious foods in Japan. Also, Japanese food names can inspire you to find the perfect name for your cat, especially if you love Japan. 

So here are the list of Japanese food inspired cat names for both male and female kittens.

Male Japanese Food Cat Names

Male cat names Descriptions
Gohan Used to refer to meals in general
Motsunabe Beef offal, Chinese cabbage and various vegetables cooked in a light soup base
Kushikatsu Skewered meat, vegetables or seafood, breaded and deep fried
Zōni Soup containing mochi rice cakes along with various vegetables and often chicken
Kompeito Crystal sugar candy
Ramen Thin light yellow noodles served in hot chicken or pork broth with various toppings
Yakizakana Flame-grilled fish, often served with grated daikon
Korokke Breaded and deep-fried patties, containing either mashed potato or white sauce mixed with minced meat
Tsukudani Very small fish, shellfish or seaweed stewed in sweetened soy for preservation
Kamameshi Rice topped with vegetables and chicken or seafood, then baked in an individual-sized pot
Anpan Sweet roll filled with red bean (anko) paste
Uirō A steamed cake made of rice flour
Sumashijiru Clear soup made with dashi and seafood or chicken
Unagi Including Kabayaki grilled and flavored eel
Katsudon Donburi topped with deep-fried breaded cutlet of pork
Sōmen Thin white wheat noodles served chilled with a dipping sauce
Sekihan White rice cooked with azuki beans
Oden Surimi, boiled eggs, daikon radish, konnyaku, and fish cakes stewed in a light, soy-flavored dashi broth
Kiritanponabe Freshly cooked rice is pounded, formed into cylinders around Japanese cypress skewers, and toasted at an open hearth
Imagawayaki Also known as Taikoyaki, is a round Taiyaki and fillings are same.
Tonjiru Similar to Miso soup, except that pork is added to the ingredients
Nattō Fermented soybeans, stringy like melted cheese, infamous for its strong smell and slippery texture
Tonkatsu Deep-fried breaded cutlet of pork
Karaage Bite-sized pieces of chicken, fish, octopus, or other meat, floured and deep fried
Chāhan Japanese fried rice
Dangojiru Soup made with dumplings along with seaweed, tofu, lotus root, or any number of other vegetables and roots
Ohitashi Boiled greens such as spinach, chilled and flavored with soy sauce, often with garnish
Katemeshi A peasant food consisting of rice, barley, millet and chopped daikon radish
Tenmusu A rice ball wrapped with nori that is filled with deep-fried tempura shrimp
Wappameshi Rice topped with other ingredients, cooked in wooden containers called wappa
Shimotsukare Made of vegetables, soybeans, abura-age and sake kasu
Himono Dried fish, traditionally served for breakfast with rice, miso soup and pickles
Udon Thick white wheat noodles served with various toppings, usually in a hot soy-dashi broth, or sometimes in a Japanese curry soup
Meharizushi Sumeshi wrapped in Takana leaves
Onigiri Balls of rice with a filling in the middle
Oyakodon Donburi topped with chicken and egg
Agemono Deep-fried dishes
Higashi Type of wagashi, which is dry and contains very little moisture, and thus keeps relatively longer than other kinds of wagashi
Ochazuke Hot green tea
Chigenabe Hot pot with meat, seafood and vegetables in a broth seasoned with gochujang
Amanattō Traditional confectionery made of adzuki or other beans, covered with refined sugar after simmering with sugar syrup and drying
Hanabiramochi Japanese sweet (wagashi), usually eaten at the beginning of the year
Champon Yellow noodles of medium thickness served with a great variety of seafood and vegetable toppings in a hot chicken broth
Donburi topped with tuna sashimi
Donburi topped with seasoned beef and onion
Donburi topped with tempura
Dried persimmon fruit
Wheat noodles served with a number of savory toppings, including raw egg, ginger, and meat
A wagashi that resembles a pine tree dusted with snow
Donburi topped with broiled eel with vegetables

Female Japanese Food Cat Names

Female cat names Descriptions
Chilled tofu with garnish
Commonly eaten in vast quantity by sumo wrestlers as part of a weight-gain diet
Savory pancakes with various meat and vegetable ingredients, flavored with the likes of Worcestershire sauce or mayonnaise
Shaved ice with syrup topping
Thick taro potato stew popular in Northern Japan during the autumn season
Deep-fried vegetables or seafood in a light, distinctive batter
Spherical, fried dumpling of batter with a piece of octopus inside
Salty fermented viscera
Vegetables such as bite-sized onion, carrot, cabbage, mushrooms, and bell pepper are usually grilled togethe
Skewers of meat and vegetables
Used to refer to meals in general
Salt cured and pickled soy sauce salmon roe
Omelet filled with fried rice, apparently originating from Tōkyō
Steamed sweet rice pounded into a solid, sticky, and somewhat translucent mass
A pressed sushi using cured or cooked fish, most commonly mackerel
Thinly sliced beef and vegetables cooked in a mixture of soy sauce, dashi, sugar, and sake
Barbecued chicken skewers, usually served with beer
Grilled, broiled, or pan-fried meat, fish, chicken or vegetables glazed with a sweetened soy sauce
Sushi with the ingredients on top of a block of rice
Fish poached in sweet soy
Vinegared rice topped or mixed with various fresh ingredients, usually seafood or vegetables.
Rice congee (porridge)
Chunks of pork belly stewed in soy, mirin and sake with large pieces of daikon and whole boiled eggs
Glutinous rice cake
Soup containing rice stewed in stock
Vegetables such as cucumber or wakame
Chirashi involves fresh seafood, vegetables or other ingredients being placed on top of sushi rice in a bowl or dish
Hot pot with fish and vegetables
Rice and seafood or other ingredients are placed on a sheet of seaweed
A type of wagashi, which is a general term for snacks used in the Japanese tea ceremony
Japanese fried rice
Soup made with miso suspended in dashi
Japanese dumpling and sweet made from mochiko
Chinese ravioli-dumplings (potstickers), usually filled with pork and vegetables
Baked seafood topped with a creamy sauce
Sticky rice surrounding a sweet bean center
Beef and potato stew, flavored with sweet soy
Thin brown buckwheat noodles
Salt-cured cod roe or pollock roe
Cooked glutinous rice
A fried, fish-shaped cake, usually with a sweet filling such as a red bean paste
A stir-fry from Okinawa, of vegetables, tofu, meat or seafood and sometimes egg
Fried tofu packet braised in sweet soy sauce stuffed with sushi rice

There are still tons of ideas on a unique way to name your cute kitten. You can find it on our Asian cat names if you are interested in Asian cultures or visit our food names for cats.

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