Japanese food is famous worldwide. It looks like art. However, Japan's "dish of the year" for 2022 is frozen food. This is because of the Coronavirus pandemic. Many people did not eat at restaurants. They bought frozen food and ate at home. The winning food included frozen meat and pizzas.
Many food companies tried different ways of freezing food. They wanted it to taste good. A large Japanese supermarket opened a frozen food shop. Japan's convenience stores sold more frozen food. Japan has an ageing society. Many older people think frozen food is easier than cooking.