Saturday, April 7, 2012
I just love Japanese cuisine. The pure taste of fresh food and lots of crunchy vegetables is so appealing to me. A whole new world opens up when you have the courage to enter a Japanese restaurant and let your taste buds get used to sashimi, wakame, yakitori or even the pickled daikon that accompanies the dishes. Your eyes will tear up when that little lump of wasabi hits the inside of your nostrils. Thin slices of pickled ginger soaked in soy sauce are a necessity if you want to have sushi rolls. Don't be hesitant to try out those chopsticks. It doesn't matter if you are clumsy at first. You'll get the hang of it. It will definately help you eat slower and less and it's fun to hold those chopsticks between your fingers. If you have absolutely no idea what to order, ask your waiter what he recommends or try different samplers to see what you like the best. You will be surprised by the new sensations of these dishes. Make a reservation at Amatsu Japanese restaurant in Gent to broaden your culinary trip around the world. You won't regret it.