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Sushi and Sake: Asian Ethnic Cuisine Rich in Omega-3 Fats

Sushi: Rich in Omega-3 fats. A heart healthy alternative.
Sushi: Rich in Omega-3 fats. A heart healthy alternative.

As the holiday approaches many people are out shopping, purchasing last minute gifts and preparing for guests. For the ethnic connoisseur seeking a healthy reprieve before the holiday feast, try Sushi and Sake. Sushi and Sake is located in the Green Valley Ranch Resort and Casino. The architecture is contemporary, modern and possesses an ambiance that is fresh and congruent with its cuisine.

Asian individuals typically have long life spans, and there is a good reason for their longevity. The Japanese diet consists of fish, rice and vegetables which are naturally low in fat, high in protein, vitamins, and minerals. Fish is high in Omega-3 fats which assist in lowering cholesterol and maintaining the health of the cardiovascular system. Since sushi is raw, no cooking fats are involved in its preparation. For those individuals on high protein, low fat diets,the ingredients of sushi, fish, seafood, tofu, and egg are high in protein. Salmon found in sushi is rich in Vitamin D and shrimp is high in calcium and iodine.

While there was once a concern about eating sushi, the risks are minimal when prepared by a qualified culinary chef. Salmon or raw fish is never served without first being frozen overnight or preserved in salt or vinegar to kill parasites. Parasite infection is very rare from sushi, citing less than 40 incidents per year.

Sushi and Saki is receiving rave reviews. Renowned Chef Hasimoto prepares impeccable artistic presentations that are as delightful to eat as they are to admire. Sashimi, Nigiri, Make and Cones are just a few of the specialties present on the menu. The exclusive array of exotic Sakes will be certain to impress even the most discriminating diner. The prices are between $15 and $25 per entrée. The chef’s preparation is excellent and the service is prompt, while attentive. The restaurant is popular, so plan ahead as wait times can be long during peak hours.

The District of Green Valley is next door, where your visitors can partake in a holiday horse and carriage ride, as well as, the Holiday Christmas Walk, which will be available until December 24, 2009. Santa will also be in the area, if the visitor has young children who would like to have their picture taken with Jolly Ole St. Nick.

If sushi does not tempt your palate, there are several other ethnic restaurants within walking distance that will be equally as delightful. China Spice, Elephant Bar, Crazy Pita, and  P.F. Chang’s all serve healthy ethnic cuisine and will meet the diner's holiday culinary and dietary needs.