Japanese salads come in a variety of forms, taste, dressings and health value. We understand that everybody has a different preference in the taste department, which is why we try our best to suit everyone. To satisfy your taste buds, we have come up with a few tips on how to choose the right kind of salad for the right dish. This way, you will be able to fully enjoy your Kyoto Palace experience.
Japanese Summer Rice Salad
As the name implies, this salad is perfect for when you go out on picnics and outings to compliment other dishes you may bring along with you. It is very easy to make and the ingredients can be found at almost all supermarkets. This salad is perfect for heavy dishes because it aids digestion. It also helps prevent fatigue and bacteria build up. It is rich in carbohydrates providing energy so you will be able to join in all the activities during your picnic.
Sunomono or Cucumber Salad
This salad is very versatile in the sense that it can be paired with any main dish. It is healthy, easy to whip up and is a simple side dish. You don’t have to worry about the seeds in the cucumber because Japanese cucumbers have less seeds than those found in American markets. It is a bit tangy but also has a sweet taste and you have the option of adding wakame or seaweed.
Japanese Noodle Salad
This salad is perfect with pork or chicken main dishes or by itself. This is great especially for vegetarians. The salad is composed of various kinds of vegetables, mixed with noodles and nuts which give it its crunchiness. Sesame seeds are also added for taste and color.
Tsukemono or Pickled Cabbage
This salad goes very well with heavy or strong flavored dishes. The cabbage is preserved and seasoned with salt and pickles. This salad provides a refreshing addition to counteract a heavy dish while it cleanses your taste buds. It also brings texture, fragrance and color to your meal.
For every main dish that you order, there is a salad that best complements its taste. Choose the right kind and enjoy every bite you take. For the best salads in town, come and visit Kyoto Palace.