People have always enjoyed fine cuisine, and the taste of delicious food and drinks has brought countless people joy and comfort. The satisfaction provided by tastefully prepared meals is evident in the different culinary traditions that exist in the world. Globalization has brought about exciting changes in cuisine, and fusion cuisine–which combines the culinary traditions of two or more cultures–has fostered innovation and creativity in different restaurants.
Xanthe Clay of The Telegraph discusses some of the exciting trends evident in international fusion cuisine, which many of the best restaurants in Sacramento, California, offer their diners:
My companion at breakfast, the chef and food writer Ching-He Huang, agrees that it’s a mistake to write off the blending of food culture as a modern atrocity. “Fusion has been happening for centuries, for as long as people have traveled. You would take your comfort food, noodles perhaps, with you, and then use whatever you could find locally to make it taste of home,” she explained, spooning up a delicate “kedgeree” of rice porridge with smoked fish.
Creative and talented chefs take elements that they like from one culinary tradition and combine it with another element from another culinary tradition to create truly unforgettable dishes. Renowned midtown Sacramento restaurants, like Mikuni Sushi in the historic East End Lofts building, have concocted dishes like Teriyaki New York Steak and BBQ Tuna. These highly original dishes combine influences from different cuisines.
Japanese cuisine is one of the most utilized cuisines in international fusion cooking. The fare found in the Land of the Rising Sun is as healthy as it is delicious, as it utilizes little red meat and is heavy on vegetables and fresh seafood. Japanese cuisine is also easy to modify, and sushi can be mixed with a lot of new ingredients.
Fusion cuisine is an exciting genre of cooking. Foodies can go to their favorite Midtown Sacramento restaurant to experience this unpredictable but dynamic marriage of flavors. There are separate menus for parties, corporate events, happy hour, and other occasions.
(Article Excerpt and Image from Fusion food: the fine art of mixing it, The Telegraph)