In an interview with SBS, I talked about the difference between traditional Japanese cooking and the Japanese restaurant cooking.
All over Australia, you can find Japanese restaurants. People particularly love to eat sushi. The problem is most restaurants add extra sugar, MSG and salt making traditional dishes, which are normally quite healthy, very bad for you! This is a common practice in restaurants as chefs tend to think more about optimising flavour for customers than taking into consideration health.
Rice in Japanese sushi contains high amounts of sugar
The second biggest misconception is regarding sushi! Sushi uses Japanese rice, which has heaps of sugar added to it! Sushi is not as healthy as we perceive and often in Australia shops top sushi with fatty mayonnaises. The reason why Japanese diets are considered the healthiest among the world is because the diet is all about BALANCE! Although we consume Japanese rice we also eat healthy steamed vegetables, miso soup and fish. It is the same as saying eating out occasionally is okay as is eating the occasional dessert. It is all about incorporating a balanced diet.
A balanced Japanese meal
Japanese foods when cooked traditionally like when we cook at home, we tend to not add as much salt, sugar or fake chemicals that enhance flavour.
To read the full article by SBS click HERE!
Happy cooking everyone xx