Kobe or Not Kobe?

If you practice carnivorism as a connoisseur, then you should know the name Kobe. Kobe beef is the Champagne of meats. It is world renowned, top-of-the-line, and prohibitively difficult to obtain. The name is often applied liberally, even unscrupulously to beef that lacks the proper qualities that make for a Kobe, so always be sure to seek your Kobe experience with a restaurant you can trust. Kobe beef is only available seasonally at our Federal Way Japanese restaurant, but we do hope that you choose us as your Kobe source when the proper occasion comes along.

The secret to Kobe quality is in the raising of the cows. Where the story behind veal is sad and unfortunate, the life of a Kobe cow is that of a king. A Kobe farm rarely services more than one cow at a time, and the very largest house between ten and fifteen at most. Each one of these bovine blue-bloods is thoroughly pampered, with daily massages and sake. It’s a life of relaxation that comes through on the plate, and one taste will tell you why Kobe is so highly demanded throughout the beef world.

Soba Noodles and the Powers of Buckwheat

The Japanese have been eating buckwheat in the form of their delicious soba noodles for centuries, and have come to celebrate its healing power. In our modern, health-conscious world, the great health benefits of buckwheat have been scientifically confirmed. It is therefore that we are proud to offer you the valuable nutritional sensation that is soba in our Japanese restaurant in Federal Way.

Though buckwheat doesn’t tend to find many vehicles in American cuisine, it has been shown to reduce serum cholesterol, manage blood sugar, prevent cancer and just generally maintain good health. This is due to its truly unique composition of proteins, lipids, minerals, vitamins and nutrients. This includes rutin, a powerful bioflavonoid that is not found in other cereal grains. Bioflavonoids, like those found in green tea and red wine, are powerful antioxidants that fight the free radicals that cause cancer, strokes, senility, and as much as 90% of other diseases. Japanese health experts recommend getting 30 mg of rutin per day, and with the 100 mg of rutin in a single serving of soba, you’re easily good to go.