In this month's newsletter:
Once again, Domo Restaurant was voted Westwords Best Japanese Restaurant 2008 — for the 12th consecutive year! Domo is proud to be recognized for our high-quality menu, and continues to deliver consistent, delicious food year after year.
Chef’s recommendation at Domo for April is our unique Battara Yaki appetizer.
Made with flour, egg, flaked maguro tuna and salmon, scallion, onion, lettuce and carrot, topped with seaweed and tempura sprinkles, Domo Battara Sauce and served with a side of Japanese mayonnaise and red pickled ginger.
Battara yaki is a Japanese style “stuffed pancake” which originally was created in 1945 after WWII. After the end of the war, the US brought relief to war-torn Japan in the way of much needed supplies. One of the foods provided by the US military government was flour, which was called merikinko by the Japanese. Bread and other baked goods were a rarity at that time in Japan so this flour was used to make dumplings in a Japanese styled soup called suiton. From the American GI stationed in Japan, the Japanese learned to make pancakes. Adding a Japanese flare to these traditional American “flap jacks”, meats, vegetables and sea foods were added and topped with a sauce made from black market ketchup mixed with soy sauce and shaved bonito flakes. Eventually the popularity of this battara yaki, (served only at Domo in Denver) grew into what is now okonomiyaki served widely throughout Japan. The name battara yaki came from the sound makes when you flip a pancake in the pan in Japan…battara…
At Domo, battara yaki was introduced on our appetizer menu last year and has become a popular favorite.
Through April 10th, with every order of battara yaki, our guests will receive a coupon to attend a spring garden party at Domo FREE OF CHARGE! (one coupon per appetizer order with lunch or dinner order.
Domo’s Spring Garden Customer Party will be held April 13th from 4:00 pm. to 6:00 pm. Enjoy Domo’s Country Food special menu, drinks and fun provided by Domo! Accompanying guest admission Adults $5.00 Children under 12 $2.00. Reservation deadline April 10th. Call Domo 303-595-3666 for reservations.
In case of rain, Domo’s Spring Garden Customer Party will be rescheduled for
Domo Restaurant is once again first in Denver to offer our guests an On-Line Guide to Domo’s famous country side dishes. Come explore the history, folklore, ingredients and health benefits of over twenty of Domo’s favorite traditional side dishes.
Light and Crispy Fried Mackerel – $7.50
Whole Spanish mackerel, breadcrumb flour, egg, salt, pepper cooked in premier vegetable oil. Topped with shredded cabbage and original sauce made from soy sauce, tomato, apples and spices. Served with brown or white rice with barley, miso soup and three Domo Country Side Dishes.
Most popular of the blue fish in Japan is the Sanma or Mackerel. Sanma is not only popular in Japan, it is popular in many Nordic and Mediterranean countries as well. Domo will feature Sanma as its April Lunch Special.
Sanma is high in both DHA and EPA fish oils, and is known to be good for high blood pressure, clogged arteries, and lowering high cholesterol. Sanma is also high in vitamin A which is good for your skin and eyes, B12 which is know to be good for anemia and the skin of the Sanma contains a high amount of B2 which helps to metabolize fats into energy. For all of these health reasons, Domo uses the whole Samna in this delicious and healthful dish, lightly fried in the best vegetable oils to make it always crisp never oily.
Sanma is traditionally garnished with shredded cabbage in Japan which serves not only as a culinary compliment but as a digestive aid as well. The Sanma is topped with Domo’s special home-made sauce and a dab of Japanese mustard. The Sanma served at Domo may contain very small bones after it has been cooked, but these are completely edible and a good source of calcium!
During the current Sushi BOOM, the population of some fish like Maguro tuna, Unagi and clam have become depleted to the point of endangerment. At Domo Restaurant we are doing our small part in world-wide resource environmental management by focusing on fish with more plentiful resources like the healthy and delicious Sanma.
We hope you enjoy this delightful new addition to the Domo Lunch Menu!
Every month Domo holds a drawing for a $50.00 gift certificate to Domo for our customers who participate by filling out a customer experience questionnaire. Check the Domo website at www.domorestaurant.com to see if you are this month’s winner!