Are you looking for vegan or vegetarian options in Japanese restaurants in Central Oklahoma? If so, you're in luck! By reviewing the U. S. Natural Food Restaurant Guide of VRG, I found less than fifteen Japanese restaurants listed, while many other Asian restaurants such as Chinese, Thai, Indian and Vietnamese were included. Japanese cuisine is known to be low in fat and is one of the main reasons for the country's longevity, which ranks first in the world.
Located near the University of Central Oklahoma, this spot is a great place to grab a bite to eat. Before the 1950s, dairy products were rarely seen on tables in Japan (which means you don't have to worry about dairy products in Japanese foods) and eggs were considered a valuable food for sick people. If Shojin Ryori restaurants were spread across the United States like Chinese Buddhist restaurants are currently doing, people could enjoy wonderful Japanese vegan dishes here. Americans often mix gari and wasabi in soy sauce, but this isn't the traditional way to eat sushi.
The Japanese soup broth, dashi, which contains bonito (fish) extract, is used in almost every dish. The idea of macrobiotic eating is more popular in Western countries than in Japan, so the dishes served in macrobiotic restaurants are usually not authentic Japanese style. Cucumber is a popular ingredient in Japanese cuisine and it is called kappa - the name of a mischievous river elf in folklore - because it was believed that this creature loved cucumber. At sushi restaurants, waiters may call it agari which means to finish and it actually refreshes the palate after meals.