TheYasai by Rakiraki, a vegan Japanese restaurant recently opened in Kearny Mesa, focuses on dishes based on plants but set within traditional Japanaese cooking, according to the company. Photos courtesy of The Yasai by Rakiraki.

TheYasai by Rakiraki, a vegan Japanese restaurant recently opened in Kearny Mesa, focuses on dishes based on plants but set within traditional Japanaese cooking, according to the company. Photos courtesy of The Yasai by Rakiraki.

While vegetables have traditionally been a predominant staple of Asian cuisine, along with rice and meat, it is only as of recent that they have become the chief ingredient in some Chinese, Japanese and Korean focused and inspired establishments around town...

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