Japanese Restaurants in Sacramento Serve Delicious and Healthy Sushi

Sushi has been loved by many people ever since Hanaya Yohei introduced this fast food version of another Japanese dish, nare-zushi, in the 17th century. The unique tastes, textures and aesthetic appeal of artfully arranged sushi has intrigued palettes across the world. Like much of Japanese cuisine, sushi is healthy to eat as well.

The Daily Mail published an article that discusses the health benefits of the sushi served in Japanese restaurants in Sacramento. Listed below are the primary health benefits of three ingredients found in sushi: Raw fish, cooked vinegar rice, and wasabi.

Raw Fish

Consuming the fresh raw fish found in sushi is a great way for individuals to obtain their daily protein needs. Fish is low in saturated fats and cholesterol, which makes it a healthier alternative to red meat like beef and mutton. Raw fish is also rich in omega-3, an essential fatty acid that cannot be produced by the human body.

The following excerpt from the Daily Mail articlegives us more information: “On average, each person in Japan consumes around 100 grams of fish every day, in forms such as sushi, tempura and sashimi. The omega-3 fatty acids in fish are linked to heart protection and improved circulation.”

Cooked Vinegar Rice

Rice is an important part of sushi and is the staple food of Japan. Besides providing a boost of energy, rice is also a good source of vitamin B1, and can strengthen the body’s immune system. “Long used by naturopaths to treat digestive disorders, it sometimes helps in relieving diarrhea,” states the article.


Wasabi is usually ignored by those who want to eat their sushi without the strong kick. However, the extreme spice of wasabi comes with great health benefits. It has been discovered that a compound found in wasabi is 40 times more potent in fighting cancer than any other vegetable extract:

“Thought to cleanse the palette, wasabi could also have health benefits. Scientists in Japan have discovered compounds called isothiocyanates in the paste that can help prevent tooth decay. Wasabi has also been found to aid cancer prevention and prevent blood clots, if eaten regularly.”

Regular consumption of fresh sushi is beneficial to a person’s health. Renowned Sacramento restaurants, like Mikuni Sushi, serve delicious and healthy sushi dishes to thousands of customers every day. Known for their fusion dishes—like BBQ Tuna, Puff Daddy, Teriyaki New York Steak, and Bob’s Roll, these delicious entrees combine a mixture of elements from Sacramento’s rich heritage—including Asian, European, and Hispanic influences—to create unforgettable and tasty treats.

(Article Excerpt and Image from Why sushi is good for you; the Daily Mail)


The Best Restaurants in Sacramento Serve Delicious Fusion Cuisine

People have always enjoyed fine cuisine, and the taste of delicious food and drinks has brought countless people joy and comfort. The satisfaction provided by tastefully prepared meals is evident in the different culinary traditions that exist in the world. Globalization has brought about exciting changes in cuisine, and fusion cuisine—which combines the culinary traditions of two or more cultures—has fostered innovation and creativity in different restaurants.

Xanthe Clay of The Telegraph discusses some of the exciting trends evident in international fusion cuisine, which many of the best restaurants in Sacramento, California, offer their diners:

“My companion at breakfast, the chef and food writer Ching-He Huang, agrees that it’s a mistake to write off the blending of food culture as a modern atrocity. “Fusion has been happening for centuries, for as long as people have traveled. You would take your comfort food, noodles perhaps, with you, and then use whatever you could find locally to make it taste of home,” she explained, spooning up a delicate “kedgeree” of rice porridge with smoked fish.”

Creative and talented chefs take elements that they like from one culinary tradition and combine it with another element from another culinary tradition to create truly unforgettable dishes. Renowned midtown Sacramento restaurants, like Mikuni Sushi in the historic East End Lofts building, have concocted dishes like Teriyaki New York Steak and BBQ Tuna. These highly original dishes combine influences from different cuisines.

Japanese cuisine is one of the most utilized cuisines in international fusion cooking. The fare found in the Land of the Rising Sun is as healthy as it is delicious, as it utilizes little red meat and is heavy on vegetables and fresh seafood. Japanese cuisine is also easy to modify, and sushi can be mixed with a lot of new ingredients.

Fusion cuisine is an exciting genre of cooking. Foodies can go to their favorite Midtown Sacramento restaurant to experience this unpredictable but dynamic marriage of flavors. There are separate menus for parties, corporate events, happy hour, and other occasions.

(Article Excerpt and Image from Fusion food: the fine art of mixing it, The Telegraph)