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What Is the Main Difference Between Chinese and Japanese Cuisine?

Every country in the world is known for some sort of signature cuisine. As Americans, we tend to gobble up Chinese and Japanese dishes, placing them under the umbrella of Asian cuisine. Our late-night cravings for sushi, potstickers, and barbecued beef drive us to consume these unique flavors, but few of us have given any thought to the fact that these two countries differ in their ingredients and food preparation techniques. Here, we will showcase some of the most significant differences between Chinese and Japanese food and give you tips for enjoying signature dishes. Read on to discover how to...

5 Japanese Sushi Etiquette Tips

You have been eating sushi for many years now as you absolutely love it. Each time you have an opportunity to enjoy a sushi meal, you become excited because you anticipate enjoying richly flavored food. Though you have been enjoying sushi forever, you likely never considered that there are certain rules of etiquette you must follow. Whether you are eating sushi in a Japanese Restaurant in Florida or across the sea in Japan, there are five sushi etiquette tips you must follow. 1. Do Not Rub Your Chopsticks Together If you are using chopsticks while eating Japanese cuisine, avoid rubbing...

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...

The Nutritional Value Of A Poke Bowl

There is a new food trend every day, and many of them come and go. The poke bowl was intended to be one of those trends, but it seems like poke bowls are here to stay! We are not complaining. We love a good poke bowl. Doral Florida has some tantalizing poke bowl options which keep our cravings satisfied! Now, for the health-conscious lot among us, the nutritional value of a poke bowl is super important. And there are so many varieties of poke bowls that it is easy to slip up and take in more calories or macros than...

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