Why serve cabbage with Yakitori?
Regardless of whether it’s an eating establishment for the hungry
masses or an exclusive restaurant, if you order Yakitori, it always
comes with one thing—cabbage. But why cabbage? Why not any other
Cabbage has a special effect. If you eat meat with cabbage, cabbage
will encourage you to eat a lot. In the herbal cuisine of the Chinese
culinary arts, cabbage is used to prevent inflammation of the intestine
and to promote the appetite. The anti-inflammatory constituents of cabbage
protect the stomach wall against oil or fat. Strangely vegetables other
than cabbage have little effect.
Those running the Yakitori restaurants know about the effects of cabbage
by experience. Whatever Yakitori you order, you can be sure it will
always come with cabbage.
Cabbage is served free when ordering Yakitori.