The next time you sit down at a Japanese restaurant and order a wonderful meal, start giving some thought to your sides too. Japanese cuisine has many interesting sides to offer and these are delectable, wonderful and give more body and complexity to your whole meal. They are unique and not just provide balance to your mains but sometimes act as palate cleansers too!
The next time you visit a Japanese restaurant, order these, observe and devour them with the mains. Here are some of the most interesting sides for your Japanese dinners.
An extremely popular side to your sushi, this is a palate refresher. This is wonderful young, tender ginger that goes through an elaborative pickling process. It has a zingy, light, sweet, spicy kick and is so rejuvenating. It is also served with Sashimi, but is so versatile that it can be added to other dishes too to add a body of depth and flavor.
Japanese side dishes are indeed very interesting, and they serve a purpose to add to the meal. They are as important as the mains which is why in many Japanese restaurants the side menu is elaborate. Next time you order some Japanese food, pay attention to the sides too!