Mediterranean style food has been one of our favorite to dine as the diet is normally composed of vibrant vegetables and lean grill meat. With the Chicago winter still mulling about, we find ourselves needing to break away from the cold weather food staples of heavy soups and change up the atmosphere with a healthier meal option.
While Izakaya is the moment of indulgence (usually accompanied by panting busting food and generous amount of drinks), there are some menu that could considered to be on a healthier and yet still be flavorful.
One of such dish is the Japanese style Rapini Salad. Although the traditional version called for flowering mustard leaves, in the USA that could be hard to come by. A good substitute for this is found in a form of Rapini Broccoli, which has more leaves than flower when compare to broccoli.
This refreshing dish offers a lighter alternative to the usually heavy and oily food typically serve in izakaya restaurant. An who said Izakaya food can’t be healthy, may be?
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