Health-minded guests are always sure to find something delicious at a high-class sushi bar and restaurant. The following dietary suggestions will help vegans and vegetarians navigate their first sushi experience.
Benefits for Vegetarians and Vegans:
Sushi restaurants offer a wide range of outstanding dining choices for vegetarian and vegan patrons alike. Sushi is primarily rolled with rice and seaweed, making it perfectly acceptable for most diets. Tasty vegetable-only selections include asparagus rolls, cucumber rolls, and avocado rolls. Steamed soybeans (edamame) make a great vegetarian appetizer. Don’t be afraid to ask your chef to prepare a vegan spin on a house favorite. The nutrients in raw vegetables also provide a strong source of nourishment.
Common Dietary Exceptions:
Don’t be afraid to communicate your dietary needs to your sushi chef. In fact, many restaurants have begun denoting vegan and vegetarian options on their menu. Strict vegans should make sure to ask serving staff for a full ingredient list for any dish. Tempura batter used to fry vegetables may include egg products in the batter. Miso soup is typically flavored with tofu, but the stock base may contain fish. Be sure to order friend dumplings (jiaozi) are with vegan-friendly ingredients to avoid ingesting animal products.
Dining With Omnivores:
One of the most attractive benefits of vegan sushi outings is the opportunity for mixed dining. Practicing vegans can introduce meat lovers to tasty, vegetable-only flavors. When planning an outing for co-workers or new friends, sushi bars offer a safe bet for meeting the needs of any palette.
Wasabi and ginger root add potent flavor to any form of sushi. Even vegetarian and vegan sushi options can get a boost from these flavorful additions. Kabuki Restaurants are proud to provide an enjoyable evening of Japanese cuisine to customers of any dietary preference. Visit us online for access to our full menu of vegetarian and vegan options.