Discover local Sushi gems
Sushi is essentially vinegared rice, often wrapped in seaweed and featuring many combinations of ingredients, including salmon and avocado, to crab meat, to shrimp tempura, to lobster, and even eel. Many variations of Sushi found in the Western world, including the infamous California roll (avocado, crab meat, cucumber), the Spicy tuna roll (raw tuna, hot sauce, mayonnaise), the Rainbow roll (basically the California roll with different kinds of fish), are not commonly found in Japan, if at all. In its motherland, the art of Sushi making is indeed just that, an art form. In fact, it can take anywhere from two to four years to master this painstaking craft. The discipline, commitment, and accuracy of this culinary training doesn't seem too dissimilar to military school, we'd say!
If you’re thinking Sushi, maybe you could be swayed into a delicious detour. Tempura, for example, is a Japanese dish of lightly battered seafood or vegetables that are then deep fried. The dish was originally influenced by fritter-cooking techniques introduced by the Portuguese in 16th Century Nagasaki (from tempêro, which means ‘seasoning’). Popular ingredients are Prawns, Squid, Bell peppers, Sweet potatoes, Carrot, Mushroom and Eggplant. They make a delicious and popular Japanese dish that make a perfect party treat. Garnish with grated Daikon Radish. Serve with dipping sauce. Order on Menulog app.
Thinking Sushi? Then think Menulog – it’s the way to get that fresh fish feast in front of your eyes. Fast. The world loves Sushi, but not everyone knows it isn’t actually raw fish – raw fish is simply the most popular ingredient. The name sushi refers to the rice itself, which is seasoned with vinegar. Also, the word ‘sushi’ becomes ‘zushi’ in word combinations. For instance, the classic Nigirizushi are small, hand-pressed mounds of rice with a dab of wasabi topped by various ingredients, like Maguro (Tuna), Hamachi (Yellowtail), Ebi (Prawn) and Tamago (Egg). Soy Sauce is used for dipping, and Wasabi (aka Japanese Horseradish) can be mixed with it (don’t blow your head off). Gari (that’s Pickled Ginger to you and me) is also served to clear the palate between bites. (Clearly worth ordering through the Menulog app.)
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