Our Issaquah Japanese restaurant may seem like an unlikely place to find “taco salad” on the menu. But make no mistake, this is probably not the dish that you would normally expect. The word “taco” in Japanese translates to “octopus”.
If you’ve never tried octopus before, don’t be too quick to turn it down. A diet of octopus has many nutritional benefits to offer. These eight-armed wonders are a significant source of omega-3 fatty acids, as well as a low-calorie option for protein and iron. They also boast calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, selenium, and many essential vitamins.
And if you’re concerned about the environment, you’ll be happy to hear about how sustainable octopi are. While many other types of seafood are at risk of being overharvested, octopi maintain strong populations in many regions of the ocean. So if you’re ever afraid that your love for fish may be draining the seas of life, consider octopus as your Earth-friendly alternative!