The Japanese people have long been known for their good health and longevity. Could it be that part of the secret lies in their cuisine? Miso soup, edamame, seaweed and fish dishes are all staples of Japanese cuisine and are all known to be very good for your body. It is usually served in most sushi bars and Japanese restaurants for free with your meal. Kabuki features all of these and other healthy Japanese dishes. Let’s take a look at miso soup and some of the benefits it has to offer.
Miso soup is one of Japan’s most well-known traditional dishes. Most Japanese people eat miso soup at least once a day. The main ingredient necessary for miso soup is miso paste, which is made from fermented soy. Fermented soy has been shown to fight aging and even reduce your risk of cancer. Soy tends to get the attention as a premium health food on its own, but fermenting it maximizes the healthy benefits.
Miso soup also has other ingredients, but they often depend on the region and the season. Typical ingredients in miso soup include wakame seaweed, mushrooms, onions, fish, and tofu. Tofu is another soy-based product that serves as a healthy alternative for many dishes. Wakame seaweed is a particular type of edible seaweed that is found in a number of Japanese restaurant dishes such as seaweed salad, sometimes known as goma wakame. Wakame seaweed is a great source of omega-3 fatty acids. Depending on the type, mushtooms, onions, and fish are all healthy food ingredients themselves.
Whatever extra ingredients your miso soup may contain, you can always count on it being one of the healthiest additions to any good Japanese meal. Kabuki Japanese Restaurants serve delicious bowls of miso soup along with a wide range of sushi dishes and other classic Japanese cuisine. Come in and visit us at one of our many locations in California, Nevada and Arizona for a good meal and a good time.