Eating healthy and eating out don’t typically go hand in hand. For patrons looking for a guilt-free way to enjoy a delicious night out, however, there are some flavorful fares that also happen to be incredibly nutritious. Whether you’ve made a New Year’s resolution or a lifelong commitment to making the best food decisions, here’s a look at how Japanese cuisine can help you meet your health and wellness goals.
Every culture is known for certain dishes, ingredients, and even flavor profiles. For example, American cuisine is often thought of as being rich, indulgent, and somewhat of a cultural blend, whereas Japanese foods are seen as unique, fresh, and full of traditional flavor.
Such distinct flavors often come from fairly regional recipes — which also happen to be extraordinarily healthy. Here’s a look at some nutritious ingredients widely used in Japanese meals.
- Seaweed – Rich in essential nutrients, vitamins, and antioxidants, seaweed is a superfood that ties together the perfect sushi roll or tops off a fresh kaiso salad.
- Fish – As a choice source of Omega-3 fatty acids and high-quality protein, fish like salmon and tuna are terrific when served raw inside a sushi roll or prepared to teppanyaki perfection.
- Wasabi – A spicy serving of wasabi aside a sushi roll, atop a slice of steak, or blended with creamy mayonnaise is packed with anti-inflammatory and antibiotic properties.
- Ginger – This spicy root has a ton of healing powers. It’s anti-inflammatory and a top choice for patrons with more sensitive stomachs.
Japanese cuisine features a lot of wholesome ingredients, but the mindful preparation is what really makes this choice a healthy one. Rather than slathering vegetables, grains, and proteins in butter, cheese, and processed oil, chefs prepare Japanese meals with little to no extra ingredients.
Using minimal seasonings, spices, and condiments, chefs carefully craft each meal to highlight all of the existing flavors. Fewer additives and fewer preservatives make Japanese cuisine a favorite for many health-conscious patrons, because they allow natural flavors to shine through each bite.
Have a Guilt-Free Meal at Shogun
For patrons who put their health first, dining out doesn’t have to be off the table. At Shogun Steakhouse, we’ve put together a menu for picky, healthy, and everyday diners — so you can enjoy an authentic teppanyaki meal with tons of flavor and even more health benefits. To reserve your table, call us at 407-352-1607.