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Of the many delicious specialties you’ll find at Mizuumi Buffet, we are especially proud of our seafood. We serve only the freshest and highest-quality fish, to ensure that it tastes just as good raw in sushi as it does cooked and served on our line. Here are some of the seafood options you can try at our buffet:
Salmon The vibrant orange color of fresh salmon makes for sushi rolls that are as handsome as they are delicious. Salmon is a very mild-tasting fish, and when it is at its peak of freshness, it is tender, buttery, and almost melts in your mouth. At Mizuumi Buffet, you can try our fresh salmon in sushi or as seasoned steaks on the buffet line.
Squid Squid is delicious in fresh sushi, but only if it is cooked. Normally it is scored and blanched quickly in boiling water, which tenderizes the chewy flesh. Once cooked, squid has a mild taste with a very slight hint of sweetness in the background.
Maguro If you can’t stand the smell of canned tuna, you should make it your goal to try maguro. Maguro is a cut of fresh tuna taken from its lean back. Compared to the belly meat, maguro is firm, with a flavor that depends on the species of tuna. In general, yellowfin tuna has a milder flavor, while bluefin tuna is more robust.
Unagi Unagi, or eel, is considered a delicacy in Japan. Most often, it is broiled, dipped in a sweet-and-salty sauce called kabayaki tare, and served on its own, atop a bed of rice, or rolled up in sushi. The combination of the natural eel flavor with the strongly flavored sauce is truly an exquisite taste.
Mizuumi Buffet’s chefs take great pride in their fish creations, which they select and prepare fresh every day. From giant shrimp and snow crab legs to melt-in-your-mouth salmon and tuna, there’s always something on our Japanese buffet line for everyone to enjoy. Call us today at (510) 400-8469 if you have any questions about our menu.
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Healthy dining out does not have to be a bland or costly experience—especially when you are a seafood fan. At Mizuumi Buffet, you can find a delicious assortment of sushi, grilled and raw seafood, and teppanyaki that will satisfy your appetite without weighing you down.
See what you will find at our Union City buffet by visiting us online, or call (510) 400-8469 to learn about our private event dining and catering services.
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Western diners traditionally recognize four different types of flavors in foods—sweet, salty, sour, and bitter. There is, however, another type of flavor that is more difficult to characterize. As you will learn in this video, this flavor is called umami, and it was first recognized as a distinct flavor in Japanese cuisine.
Umami flavor can be described as meaty, brothy, or savory, and it is often associated with MSG seasoning. You can appreciate umami without eating MSG by finding it in more natural food sources such as mushrooms, cheese, tomatoes, and traditionally made soy sauce. Watch the rest of this video to learn more about umami and the reasons people crave this flavor sensation.
At Mizuumi Buffet, you can explore umami flavors in a variety of Japanese dishes for lunch and dinner. We also have a banquet room available to cater to your private events. Visit our website or call us at (510) 400-8469 to learn more about our menu and current specials.
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Japanese fare is one of the healthiest ethnic cuisines in the world, and it offers a dining experience that is different from any other type of Asian cuisine. Dishes are prepared using relatively few ingredients, but the flavors are deep and complex thanks to diverse cooking styles and precise food preparation. Below are some of the features of Japanese cuisine that make it such a delectable dining option.
Appreciation of Food Textures While flavor is important in Japanese food culture, there is also an appreciation for the various textures of food, with a particular affinity for chewy foods. Many Japanese dishes will combine several textures with a mixture of raw, grilled, steamed, and fermented ingredients that create a memorable experience for your palate.
Unique Plating and Presentation The appearance of food is another quality that is highly valued in Japanese cuisine. When you enjoy carefully plated sushi, freshly prepared teppanyaki dishes, or bite-sized seafood appetizers made in the Japanese style, you can truly eat with your eyes before you treat your other senses. At Mizuumi Buffet, we accompany our artistically crafted dishes with a modern, sleek atmosphere to whisk you away to a Pacific Rim eatery not far from home.
Seasonal Dining You can always expect to taste the truest flavors of any food used in Japanese cooking, because these foods are chosen by seasonal availability to showcase the freshest, most vibrant offerings year-round. While beef and poultry are generally available all the time, you might find various selections of seafood and vegetables as the seasons change.
When you want to explore a wide variety of traditional Japanese dishes along with Asian fusion entrees and sushi rolls, you can indulge with the fresh selections offered daily at Mizuumi Buffet. If you live in Freemont, Union City, or Hayward, you can enjoy our delectable cuisine for lunch and dinner without breaking your budget. Check out our website for more information about our restaurant, or call (510) 400-8469 to see what is on our menu today!
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If you want the ultimate fresh eating experience, Japanese cuisine offers the perfect cooking method for you to enjoy: teppanyaki. This grilling style is unique, because food is prepared by chefs who are right in front of you. At Mizuumi Buffet, we offer a tasty lineup of teppanyaki meats, noodles, and vegetables to satisfy your craving for fresh flavors from the grill to accompany an assortment of sushi, seafood, and other delectable Japanese specialties. Here is a closer look at the elements of teppanyaki that make it so mouthwatering.
Simple, Clean Flavors Japanese cooking highlights the more subtle flavors of meat and vegetables by using only a few select seasonings that create the sensation of umami, or complex savory flavors. On the teppanyaki grill, seasoning is primarily left to sauces such as sweet, tangy teriyaki or salty, smoky soy sauce.
Customizable Dishes Because the chef prepares your food while you watch, you can decide exactly what will be in the final dish. You can choose between chicken, beef, shrimp, vegetables, noodles, or a medley of your favorite ingredients to create an entrée that caters to your distinctive tastes. Seasonal selections of vegetables and seafood may also be available to brighten up your classic teppanyaki choices.
High Temperature Cooking Teppanyaki foods do not take long to prepare, because they are cooked on a scorching hot grill that sears in the natural juices and richness of each ingredient. Vegetables come off the grill tender and sweet, while meats are succulent and savory. High-heat grilling is not only beneficial for the flavor of your food, but it is also incredibly healthy. Only a small amount of oil is needed for cooking, so there is little added fat to weigh down your meal.
Whether you want to indulge in teppanyaki for a light lunch or you are seeking an exciting new way to enjoy your dinner, you can prepare the perfect meal on the grill at Mizuumi Buffet in Hayward. You can see everything we have to offer at our Japanese-fusion buffet by visiting our website, or give us a call at (510) 400-8469 to hear about our current specials.