Two business consultants had their lunch as usual in one of the best Japanese restaurants in London, Dinings SW3, located in the heart of Chelsea which was incredibly popular for welcoming and friendly atmosphere with the highest quality of served food.
“Why do we go to the same restaurant for lunch?”, asked an intern who had been working in the company only for three days, “I love Japanese food but why only Dinings?”, he was eating corn-fed French poussin teriyaki Asakura sansho with ao-nori pomme purée – a typical dish from the lunch menu.
“Of course, we can. But look at the wasabi on our sushi plate”, answered an experienced middle-aged businessman with Asian roots, “do you know that, over 95% of wasabi served in sushi restaurants does not contain any real wasabi?”
“Sushi is my favorite food and I have been to many Japanese restaurants…I cannot imagine eating sushi rolls without wasabi and soya sauce”, said a young man.
“So do i. You ask me why I find this restaurant amongst the best both in atmosphere and quality of food? Because most of the wasabi served outside of Japan is a mixture of horseradish, mustard, and food coloring. Even in Japan, the demand for real wasabi is so high that you’ll often find the horseradish mixture instead, with little, if any, real wasabi mixed in. Real wasabi tastes more herbal than the horseradish stuff. It’s hot but doesn’t have a lingering, burning aftertaste. It’s supposed to taste smoother, cleaner and more “plant-like” than its commonly used substitute. For the freshest wasabi, you must grate the root right before serving, as the wasabi will only hold its strong flavor for about 15 minutes after preparation. So now you know you probably was eating fake wasabi but here you can taste the real one”.
“This sounds inspiring!”, answered an intern.
“Moreover, it is pretty hard to enter the restaurant if you have not made a reservation a month in advance. So, enjoy a unique culinary experience of true Japanese cuisine at Dinings”, said his business partner with a smile.
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