Welcome to my Blog.
My interest in Japan and Japanese food began in 1971 when I served a mission for my church.
Japanese food is delicious, and the Health benefits are great. Japanese people have the longest life expectancies in the world, which many attribute to the Japanese diet, which contriputes to a lesser known fact that is Japanese women have the lowest rates of obesity (only 2.9%) in modern cultures.
Japanese food is a nutritious, low-calorie choice for dieters. Japanese can be one of the most nutritional and healthy cuisines, with only a few fattening dishes, such as tempura, teriyaki, katso, and sukiyaki. If eaten in the balance that the Japanese apply — heavy on the vegetables and light on the fats and meats — Japanese food can be a dieter’s dream.
Portions are small in Japanese restaurants, and rice and noodles are the foundation. Cooking techniques are most often broiling, steaming, braising, or simmering — all of which generally produce low-calorie and lowfat dishes.