At Zaka Modern, It All Begins with Edamame

At Zaka Modern, It All Begins with Edamame

Few would argue that Japanese cuisine is nutritious and delicious and truly, artistic in a colorful presentation. Our Doral, FL restaurant takes great pride in serving the finest and freshest ingredients available right down to the fantastic, emerald green soybeans known as edamame.

Packed with a nutritional powerhouse featuring protein, vitamins, calcium, manganese and iron, these tasty beans have been eaten as a snack food in many Asian countries for thousands of years. The wonderful and healthy tradition continues for this vegetarian delight here at Zaka Modern.

Serving Up a Distinct Sense of Culture and History

Japan has created many dishes based on freshness and balance. It’s a rich and cultural experience in tasting authentic Japanese cuisine.

Edamame is written like this “枝豆” in Japanese. It literally means “stem” and “bean.” In fact, these amazing stem and bean veggies became popular in Japan during the island country’s Edo era from 1603 until 1868. Today, the long healthy tradition continues, and the vegetable is easy to prepare by boiling in water for three minutes, draining and then topping with crushed sea salt. It’s the perfect, poppable snack!

A couple of ways to enjoy the protein-rich soybean is with a cold beer on a hot, summer day. Or a glass of Sake is another fab companion when eating a bowl of stem and bean at our Doral, FL restaurant. It’s a nutritious starter before ordering your entree.

A Superfood That Boasts Antioxidants, Too

The beautiful bean is correctly pronounced this way, edamame. It’s known as a modern-day superfood that is calorie-friendly at 120 for a half-cup and low-fat. Fans of the green soybean describe its flavor as being buttery with a hint of sweetness and nuttiness.

In addition, a half-cup of the snack delivers a colossal 11 grams of protein, nine grams of fiber and a big dose of antioxidants in vitamins A and C and isoflavones (anti-cancer compounds).

When cooking with the yummy, bright green soybeans, you don’t even need to add chicken or shrimp, for example, because this green veggie is already considered a complete protein containing a full complement of essential amino acids. It is an especially tasty and nutritious food if you follow a plant-based diet and/or want to maintain a slim physique. Some people enjoy them in smoothies or added to coleslaw.

We Are Refinement, Simplicity, Fresh Ingredients

Zaka is all about modern Japanese cuisine, and you don’t have to be an expert to experience and appreciate these incredible flavors, dishes and extraordinary ingredients. Our menu is large and features some of the best food on the planet, and we’re easy to find at 10832 NW 58th St, Doral, FL 33178. You can even order online. Call Zaka Modern at 786-855-8888.

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