Hey guys, Yuto here (@sudachi.recipes)
The star of this dish is cabbage! Even if you don’t like cabbage, I guarantee this dish will change your mind! I hope you will enjoy this crunchy and tasty side!
Izakaya Style Salted Cabbage? What Is It?
What is Izakaya?
So first, an Izakaya is a place that serves food and alcoholic drinks, a bit like bars and pubs but not really.
Munching and drinking are equally important there and dishes are usually served as tapas (small dish) style.
From meat to fish, vegetables, there are so many different unique dishes are served in each izakaya.
Japanese like to drink with veggies?
What is your favourite beer snack?
Crisps? Chips? Nuts? Cheese?…the list probably goes on but who likes drinking beer with vegetables?
I guess not many people do!
But in Japan, a lot of people like drinking beer with vegetables such as:
- Cucumber Pickles
- Fried Vegetables
- Flavoured Cabbage
A majority of food on the table would be meat and fish but there’s always one or two in your group saying “Shouldn’t we get some veg?” or “How about something refreshing?”
These salted cabbages are commonly known as “Addictive (やみつき)” cabbage and served in izakaya restaurants and yakiniku restaurants (Where beer drinkers tend to go)
Like the name suggests, it is actually addictive.
I always end up ordering refills without a fail. I absolutely love this dish!
So today’s recipe is my recreation of this Izakaya Style “Addictive” Salty Cabbage (居酒屋風やみつき塩キャベツ)
It’s very easy and cheap to make, highly recommended!