The Japanese restaurant “Qi”

“Don’t create, but find and discover”
Is the main rule of the Japanese cooking.

The Tibetan healers believe that the presence of the specific life energy "Qi" is necessary for normal functioning of the body.   This energy is produced in the result of respiration and digestion processes.

 

It is no wonder that the restaurant "Qi", which presents culinary delights of the Japanese and Chinese cuisine, is a kind of a small world.


Positive energy flows created by the pleasant soothing environment and interior design in the Japanese-Chinese style are focused in the restaurant “Qi”.


Here, everything is in its place, and has a kind of a message and fine philosophy.  The tatami lounge in the restaurant “Qi” which can accommodate up to 6 persons has a special charm.

It is interesting: If you get a glimpse of the past, the moment when Japanese people started to cultivate rice is considered to be the date of birth of the Japanese cuisine. According to the legend, it was brought to Japan the cane staff by the rice god Inarisama. It happened 2,500 years ago. Rice was everything in this country: food and money. In ancient times such a valuable product was stored in “okura” (or “akura”) buildings.  In today's Japan, the Ministry of Finance is called "akurase" which can be translated as rice storage.  And in the VI-VIII centuries BC China, from which huge amounts of soya and green tea was imported, had a huge impact on the Japanese cuisine.

Nowadays, the Japanese cuisine is recognized as one of the healthiest cuisines in the world. One of the secrets lies in the careful selection of products, beauty of servicing and with respect to the product as a whole. The basic rule of the Japanese cooking - Do not create, but find and discover.  The Chinese cuisine is more sophisticated than the Japanese one. It was built on the principles of Buddhism, based on respect for any form of life.

 

The popularity of the Japanese cuisine is mainly explained by the really philosophical attitude of Japanese people to food in general.  Only in the restaurant "Qi", without leaving the city, you can touch this Land of the Rising Sun: Japanese Matsuzaka beef, grilled eel with sauce tsme, all kinds of rolls and sashimi - akami, Thai, hiras - all this splendor will leave only pleasant aftertaste.

The main feature of the restaurant "Qi" is the dish that will be appreciated by true gourmets and aesthetes - "Sushi Flash." Your favorite sushi will be served on the beautiful body of a charming girl. This non-traditional service is accompanied by a never-ending circulation of sensations, leaving unforgettable feelings from such an unusual meal in the memory.

All of us love tea; we drink it regardless of the time of the year and thirst. The main feature of the restaurant "Qi" is special attitude to the traditional Chinese and Japanese tea traditions. It is no coincidence that it is the tea in China which is referred to "the seven things which are required on a daily basis" along with firewood, rice, oil, salt, soy sauce and vinegar. It is drunk both in everyday situations and during official events and rituals.

 

Tea here is not just a drink; it plays an important role in the traditional Chinese medicine, the Chinese cuisine and Buddhism.  It is said for a reason that "Tea and Chan taste the same."

 

“Gun-fu-cha” is one the modern names of the Chinese tea tradition, which means “the greatest art of tea drinking, to help a person to forget about the trifles of life, feel the harmony and interconnection of all things in the Universe...
 

Evaluate our rare and elite sorts of tea brought to us directly from China, such as Oolong tea. Oolong tea remains exotic due to its exceptional rarity. It combines the properties of green teas, such as freshness and intense smell, with the properties of red teas - richness and strength. This tea can adjust your state - if you're tired, it will invigorate you, and if you are too tensed, then it will make you relax.

It is interesting:  There are several legends about tea which explain how it was discovered. Here is one of the most famous ones.

…Once upon a time a Chinese shepherd noticed that his sheep become much faster after eating young leaves from a certain bush.  He also decided to try them, he didn’t chew leaves from the bush, but dried them, brewed and drank the infusion. Having felt a really unbelievable burst of energy and liveliness, the shepherd decided to tell people about the wonderful drink.
 

Oolong tea is collected only one day a year, on the first day of winter according to the lunar calendar. As it is not collected in rainy or windy days, sometimes the tea harvest represents only several hundreds of grams per year, or there may be no harvest at all. It is distinguished from all other sorts of tea by its extraordinarily rich aroma and full taste, turning into a pleasant aftertaste that you can experience with amazement even several days later.  These teas are called "tea-perfection."