Category: Did You Know?

Pick Sushi for a First Date!

Do you ever have trouble getting to a second date? Try taking your next date out for sushi! According to a recent study, this is one of the best choices available for a first date. This study comes from biological anthropologist Helen Fisher, who found that taking someone out for sushi on your first date […]

The Great Nutrition of Jalapenos

If you like spicy foods, you’re probably a fan of the jalapeno. This pepper, native to the Americas, has developed such a robust following that it has been embraced by culinary traditions all throughout the globe. You can even experience the great taste and strong nutritional value of the jalapeno at our Bothell Japanese restaurant. […]

The History of Miso

If you’re a fan of Japanese food, it is likely you have encountered miso at some point. It can be hard to imagine the fare of Japan without this iconic fermented tofu. But where did it come from, and how did it become such a big part of the country’s culinary tradition? Historical records show […]

The Japanese Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is just as important to the Japanese as it is for people in the United States. However, the way they celebrate this classic day of romance is very different. In Japan, it is more often the women who buy chocolate to give to the men. Valentine’s Day chocolates come in three forms. First, […]

Try Some Takoyaki!

If you ever visit the cities of Japan, you’re sure to see street vendors selling takoyaki to passersby. A favorite Japanese snack, these come in the form of wheat flour and octopus, balled up with other ingredients and grilled to a golden brown. Typically, such a dish consists of diced octopus, tempura scraps, pickled ginger, […]