Complete your Meal with Sunomono

Need a side dish to go with your sushi? When you’re at our Seattle Japanese restaurant, grab a side of cucumber salad! You’re sure to find the refreshing taste a welcome complement to the stronger flavors of our other menu items.

In Japan, this kind of salad is known as sunomono. The word applies to a variety of dishes, though cucumber is a common version. The “su-” in sunomono means “vinegar”; this is related to the same sound from the word “sushi”, describing the vinegared rice that is used in the dish. Here, the vinegar is found in the distinct dressing that offers sunomono its crisp, palate-cleansing quality. It’s a great side to many Japanese meals, and a great way to complete any meal at I Love Sushi!