Nikujaga is the Japanese food that most of Japanese people know. It is a mother's dish, so the taste is different for each family. Its name means meat, potato and vegetable stew with sweetened soy sauce and skinny noodles. Nikujaga comes from the combinations of Japanese words for meat "Niku" and potato "Jaga". I often eat it in my house and in "Izakaya" a Japanese style bar.