If adding nutrition and cutting junk food tops your New Year's resolutions this year, look to the Japanese diet for inspiration. From sushi starters to green tea sherbet, this Asian cuisine relies on lean proteins, healthy carbs, colorful vegetables and figure-friendly sauces.
GENKI Noodles and Sushi is a great place to start. Our New Year’s Eve menu kicks your year off right on the health front while continuing to offer plenty of tasty, nutritious options year-round.
Plenty of Fish in Our Sea
Packed with Omega-3 compounds and low in calories, fish boosts heart health while at the same time providing an alternative to fatty, caloric steaks, burgers and other red meats.
You’ll find GENKI's menu practically swimming with various varieties of the Japanese protein staple, including one section devoted entirely to specialty tuna dishes. Our sushi and sashimi selections, as well as our dinner bowls, offer seafood options such as salmon, red snapper, yellowtail, mackerel, scallops and shrimp.
Veggies for Vitamins
For color, crispness and nutrition, the Japanese add high amounts of vegetables to every meal, even breakfast. These high-vitamin staples boost your immune system while filling you up with no fat and few vitamins. And, of course, the delicate way in which the Japanese prepare their vegetables -- with light steaming or a brief saute -- retains far more nutrients than Westernized long-boil methods.
Genki’s New Year’s and everyday menus feature a rainbow of vegetables, from our mixed-veggie sides to the build-your-own bowls with options for carrots, zucchini, broccoli, squash, cabbage and spinach, prepared with the cooking method you specify.
Of course, fruits and vegetables are also part of our sushi, sashimi and specialty rolls selections. Whether it’s an avocado and mango pairing in a jalapeno-spiked tuna roll, or radish sprouts and cucumber offering crunch to a traditional seafood roll, every menu item is bursting with nutritious produce.
Captivatingly Complex Carbs
The Japanese diet is extremely strong when it comes to health boosting complex carbs, as opposed to empty starches. Rice is a staple food that is low in fat. Brown rice has an edge when it comes to nutrition, but white rice is also useful for stabilizing blood sugar and promoting a feeling of fullness -- and the good news is that GENKI has dishes that feature both.
The Japanese also value noodles that are high in fiber, such as soba, somen, udon and other wheat or buckwheat noodles. You’ll find these in GENKI's available side dishes, as well as in many of our famous bowl entrees.
Need more inspiration from the Japanese diet traditions? Check out Genki’s regular menus and come by to one of our three locations to feast on Asian Fusion cuisine at its finest. Check back soon for our special New Year’s Eve menu!