There’s no doubt that the chance to savor mouth-watering delicacies is one of the driving forces in tourism. Many foodies are willing to spend thousands to travel somewhere just to taste exotic cuisine.
One of the most palate-pleasing cuisines in the world is Japanese food. In fact, Japanese cuisine had just been recognized as one of the most important cultural contributions in the world, as per CNN.
Earlier this month, UNESCO, the U.N. cultural organization, added traditional Japanese cuisine, or “washoku,” into its Intangible Cultural Heritage list.
“Washoku” is the 22nd Japanese cultural asset to be listed on UNESCO’s heritage list, which also includes the country’s theater forms such as Kabuki, Noh and Bunraku.
The U.N. recognition is another sign of how Japanese food has begun to earn global accolades.
In the past half-decade, Japan has quickly emerged as a major force in fine dining. It has 27 three-starred restaurants in the 2014 Michelin guide. The figure is matched only by France, a country long regarded as home to the world’s finest restaurants, chefs and cuisine.
Fortunately, people do not have to travel far to experience some of the best dishes Japanese cuisine have to offer. In fact, some the best restaurants in Sacramento, CA serve exquisite Japanese food to their customers.
Japanese restaurants in Midtown Sacramento like Mikuni Sushi offer customers a wide variety of Japanese dishes. From sushi to sashimi, these Japanese cuisine staples engage the taste buds of all those who partake in it.
Most of these restaurants also offer fusion Japanese dishes. By taking the best of what traditional Japanese cuisine can offer and combining tastes from other countries’ dishes, experienced chefs can create a refreshing culinary experience. This fresh take on cuisine allows even the most seasoned foodie coming back for more.
When choosing a Japanese restaurant, be sure to select a restaurant with a reputation for employing experienced chefs. Many Japanese delicacies call for raw fish. Having an experienced chef prepare the dishes eliminates the chances of being served less than stellar courses, both in taste and healthiness.
If you have yet to experience the culinary delights that Japanese cuisine has to offer, do not hesitate to look for a popular Japanese restaurant in your area. Go ahead and treat yourself to one of the world’s greatest cultural treasures.
(Article Excerpt and Image from Japan’s humble ‘comfort food’ becomes world treasure, CNN, December 13, 2013)