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Japanese Dining and the Number Five

Five is a very important number to Japanese tradition, and it comes out strongly in its cuisine.  When dining at our Bellevue Japanese restaurant, take a moment to consider how your meal is balanced along the following five axises: The Five Colors: White, black, red, green, and
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The History of Tofu

Tofu has a strong presence in our Bellevue Japanese restaurant. Tofu yakisoba, agedashi tofu, or just straight up side orders of steamed tofu, you’re sure to find a dish to satisfy your tofu cravings. But have you ever stopped to wonder about the origin of tofu, or how it became
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Yakisoba: Japan’s Answer to Chow Mein

Have you ever tried yakisoba? At Sushi In Joy’s Bellevue Japanese restaurant, you can try this popular dish with beef, chicken, vegetables, seafood, shrimp, or tofu. It is a fried noodle dish, related to the Chinese chow mein and adapted slightly to fit Japanese sensibilities. In
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Agedashi: Tofu with a Kick

Though tofu doesn’t inspire much excitement here in the US, there is a culinary tradition in Asia that has been doing amazing things with tofu for hundreds of years. In Japan, the art of tofu has been honed to a level of sophistication with the potential to please even the
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Chirashi: Where Sushi meets Donburi

Sushi can sneak up to you in unexpected ways at our Bellevue Japanese restaurant. As the term “sushi” technically refers to the vinegared rice that it is traditionally made from, you may be surprised as to what falls under this label. There are the common bite-sized sushi
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