Japanese Cuisine is one of the most popular cuisine’s worldwide and highly sought out by fine diners all around. It is highly based on rice plus seasonal ingredients and since Japan is an island, it is also very rich in the use of seafood. Although beef was taboo during the Edo Period (1603 to 1868) it is now a part of an outstanding tradition.
If you want to experience a real hibachi grill in Denver or the best gluten free sushi rolls, look no further. At Sakura Hibachi & Sushi we take our cooking very seriously and for that reason we use only the most traditional ingredients from Japan. That doesn’t mean that we don’t prepare a mean Rib Eye or New York steak Japanese style. There are many ingredients that are not part of your day to day meals but are integral towards Japanese cuisine. Let take a closer look at them.
Nori: It is the seaweed that is rolled around the sushi rolls and helps them maintain their form. This edible seaweed is a type of red algae from the genus Porphyra. It is also used as a garnish and for providing flavor to soups and stews.
Wasabi: Also called the Japanese horseradish, wasabi comes from a plant of the Brassicaceae family which includes cabbage, horseradish, and mustard. Known for its pungent smell and strong taste, it is advised to stay clear from if you have a low tolerance for spice in your food.
Teriyaki: It is mostly known to be a sauce but it is actually a cooking technique in which foods are broiled or grilled with a glaze of soy sauce, mirin, and sugar. In America, we call teriyaki any dish that is made with a teriyaki-like sauce.
Looking for the best Japanese cuisine in Lakewood?
Sakura Hibachi & Sushi invites you to experience an afternoon or night of delicious food and drinks in a great atmosphere. Our sou chefs do a fantastic job of creating beautiful food before your eyes. Let our chef entertain you on your birthday, for a special event, or just for a great dinner! We offer daily specials so be sure to check out our Happy Hour menu.