When you order something at a restaurant you are not familiar with, you may have trouble deciding what to order, right? This is especially true when you are in a country with a different culture. Oh, such restaurants that mistreat unfamiliar customers are usually not good restaurants. In the case of Japan, it is said that people from all over the world can be satisfied with the food because of the mixture of food cultures from quite a variety of cultures. However, this also means that the menu is more diverse…

“O-Susume” is a magic word that you can use when you are not sure what to order. “O-Susume” means a recommendation of the person’s own. Ask, “O-Susume wa nan desuka?” Or you can ask “O-Susume, please!!” Asking for the most popular menu is one way to go. However, you will probably have a higher chance of getting delicious dishs if you ask for suggestions on the “O-Susume” menu. You can’t suggest a menu for “O-Susume” without thinking about the other person, right? And you need to be confident in the menu you are proposing. Furthermore, you wouldn’t suggest something you don’t like to a customer, would you? Each ingredient has its own the time of year when the food is tasty and available in the market. In Japanese, this time is called “旬(shun)”, and the ingredient of the season is called “shun-no-mono”. It is said that restaurants that serve delicious food often take this “shun” very seriously. “O-Susume” dish often uses these “shun-no-mono”, seasonal ingredients. Of course, there are many restaurants that serve “O-Susume” dishes that can be enjoyed all season long. In any case, you know what? A restaurant that confidently proposes the “O-Susume” menu is definitely going to provide you with delicious dish.

There is a word with a similar meaning to “O-Susume”, it is “O-Makase”. Umm… “I” recommend using the word “O-Susume” rather than “O-Makase”. It will convey more trust in the person making the proposal, “I” think so.

“O-Susume wa nan desuka?”
Please try to use the lines!!