Ma Go Wa Ya Sa Shi I has fish, and you may be wondering why we have it on the list if you are a vegetarian or vegan. Ma Go Wa Ya Sa Shi I was developed in the modern age when Japanese people started eating a lot of meat, and it is a kind of reminder for people to get back to our traditional Washoku diet, which means to eat fish instead of meat. Also we are an island nation surrounded by the sea, and fish was very much part of our diet.
However, in the Ikigai Diet, I don’t recommend that you eat fish a lot. You eat fish occasionally, and not any kind of fish. So, what kind of fish should we eat, and why eating fish occasionally instead of not eating at all?
The Ikigai Diet: The Secret Japanese Diet to Health and Longevity