The only place I've heard about having sushi for breakfast is at Tsukiji Fish Market, an area near to Ginza in Tokyo. And have I had sushi for breakfast? Yep, at around 5.30 am, I do believe! This is an experience anyone who has the love of sushi must definitely try when in Tokyo. There are lots to see and do in Tokyo so one might not be able to wake up so early (4 am! unless you stay up the whole night ;-)) to venture for sushi! … more
Inspired by devora's guide to eating Dim Sum, my review will consist of the how-to's and in's and out's of eating sushi. Disclaimer: I am not Japanese. So, I might not be 100% correct in all of the cultural nuances and etiquette when it comes to sushi. But, I have been a sushi chef for about a year during my college years. I've also had my share of sushi and have converted many "cooked sushi lovers" to die-hard raw fish eaters. Sit at the … more
Liking sushi is probably an acquired taste, but it doesn't take long. Once you get past raw fish phobia, you will love it. Something aboutthe deadly combination of perfectly prepared seasoned rice, fresh fish,stinging wasabi (Japanese horse radish), and some soy sauce gets youtotally hooked. Honestly, I don't understand the mental block people have with rawfish. Rare steak dripping with blood seems to pose much greaterpsychological challenge than almost pretty … more
In Japanese cuisine, sushi is vinegar rice, usually topped with other ingredients, including fish dishes.
Sliced raw fish alone is called sashimi, as distinct from sushi. Combined with hand-formed clumps of rice it is called nigirizushi ; sushi items served rolled inside or around nori (dried and pressed layer sheets of seaweed or algae) is makizushi, toppings stuffed into a small pouch of fried tofu is inarizushi; and toppings served scattered over a bowl of sushi rice called chirashi-zushi.