I have loved Japanese foods far before all my friends of the same age did. I remembered the first time my dad took me to a Japanese Restaurant and he ordered me a fresh sashimi. My dad thought I will be disgusted and he will need to force me to try, but my reaction was the opposite. I ate it without hesitation and fell in love with it right away. I was around 7 to 9 years old that time.
As time goes by, my love toward Japanese foods is decreasing. Doesn't mean I don't like it anymore, but it was because I found a lot more fascinating foods out there, like Korean food (which is quite popular these days), and then recently I'm so crazy with Burgers.
However, like everyone says, first love will never be forgotten.