Japan’s Favorite Sushi

When you’re looking for an authentic Japanese sushi experience, it can pay to know what kind of sushi the Japanese themselves favor. If you’d like to eat like the Japanese do when you visit our Bellevue Japanese restaurant, try out a few of Japan’s favorites off of our nigiri menu.

Asahi surveyed a selection of eight hundred thirty people above the age of twenty from all across Japan, asking them what their favorite kind of sushi was. The top three proved to be chutoro (medium-fatty tuna) with 15.3%, sake (salmon) at 9%, and maguro akami (red tuna) at 8.8 percent. These were followed by the likes of uni (sea urchin), ikura (salmon roe), hamachi (yellowtail), ika (squid), and others. You can find all of these at Flo Restaurant, so come and get a taste of Japan’s favorite sushi for yourself!

Sake: Japan’s Famous Rice Wine

Do you need an appropriate liquor to complement your Japanese meal? Flo’s Bellevue Japanese restaurant and Sake Bar is pleased to provide you with a full menu of Japan’s famous rice wine, sake. This is the country’s official national drink, and the legendary “drink of the gods”, which has taken a powerful foothold both domestically and abroad.

Sake is a non-carbonated, milky-white alcoholic beverage made from fermented rice grains. It comes in many different incarnations, though the most typical sake contains about eighteen percent alcohol and has a sweet taste that goes well with a wide variety of Japanese meals. Diners often enjoy the wine either chilled or warmed, and sometimes even drink it at room temperature.

No matter what your sake preference might be, come on down to Flo’s Sake Bar in Bellevue for your next fix of the drink of the gods today! We offer sake cocktails, sake tasters, and other high quality choices.

What is Edamame?

While waiting for your meal at Flo’s Japanese Restaurant in Bellevue, why not order up some edamame to snack on? These boiled soybeans are a common appetizer in many Japanese establishments, popular not only for their taste but for their nutritional value as well.

What makes edamame special is that it is a “complete protein”. This means that it features all nine of the essential amino acids. Edamame is the only vegetable that can boast this property, which explains why soy based products are a popular vegetarian alternative to meats. A half cup of edamame gives you over eleven grams of protein, not to mention a healthy dose of calcium, iron, zinc, vitamin C, and some B vitamins.

Edamame is boiled while it is still in its shell, and frequently mixed with salt for flavor. Diners pop the bean out of its shell with their teeth and discard the inedible husk in the provided bowl. Try it out for yourself at Flo Japanese Restaurant and Sake Bar.

What is Omakase?

Chef’s Omakase

Omakase is more than just a meal – it’s a culinary journey. If you’re an adventurous eater who wants to try new flavors and explore different types of sushi, then omakase is definitely something you should try. Not only will you get to taste the freshest and highest-quality ingredients, but you’ll also get a chance to learn about the history and culture behind each dish.

It’s important to note that omakase can be expensive, so it’s best to go in with a budget in mind. However, the experience is worth the price tag, especially if you’re a sushi enthusiast or looking to impress a date or business client. Keep in mind that omakase can take a while, usually ranging from 60-90 minutes, so be sure to plan accordingly.

Omakase is an incredible culinary experience that allows you to trust the chef and let them take you on a journey through the world of sushi. Whether you’re a seasoned sushi eater or a first-timer, omakase is definitely something to consider if you’re looking for a unique and unforgettable dining experience.

How to Eat Sushi

Sushi 101

Sushi is an art form and each piece is crafted with care, so it’s important to eat it properly to fully appreciate its flavors. The first thing to note is that sushi is typically eaten in one bite, so it’s important to take a sizeable but not overwhelming bite. If you’re not sure how much to take, you can watch how others eat it and follow their lead. It’s also important to note that the rice is an important part of sushi, so try not to remove it from the fish.

When it comes to condiments, soy sauce is the most commonly used one. Dip a corner of your sushi into the soy sauce and avoid dipping the entire piece to prevent overwhelming the taste. Also, if the sushi already has sauce on it, skip the soy sauce altogether. Wasabi is another condiment, and contrary to popular belief, it’s not meant to be mixed with the soy sauce. Instead, dab a small amount of wasabi onto your sushi before dipping it into the soy sauce. Finally, ginger is meant to be eaten between different types of sushi as a palate cleanser, not on top of the sushi.

If you’re new to sushi, don’t be afraid to ask your server for advice or recommendations. They will be happy to help you navigate the menu and ensure that you have an enjoyable dining experience. Also, don’t worry if you make a mistake or break a rule – at the end of the day, eating sushi is all about enjoying the flavors and experience. So go ahead, try something new, and see what works for you.