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.
Sushi is the most popular Japanese dish, but there are other tasty options. Sashimi, for instance, is a Japanese delicacy of fresh, thinly-sliced raw fish or meat with Soy Sauce or dips. (Unlike sushi, which includes vinegared rice, with various toppings like fish.) In Japan, most seafood is eaten as sashimi, but it’s also tasty as Beef, Yuba Tofu Skin or Konnyaku (an edible corm). Other dishes from The Land of the Rising Sun that are rising in popularity are Katsu Curry (breaded and fried chicken or pork on white rice doused in silky curry sauce), Teriyaki (a popular dish of chicken or beef topped with a savoury and sweet sauce) and Udon Noodles (thick, wheat-flour noodles in a savoury broth). Now really use your noodle – use the Menulog app.
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