A Beginner’s Guide to Sushi

Sushi has become a popular dish in the United States. It’s so popular, in fact, that it’s hard to believe it isn’t considered a staple in our diets. American sushi restaurants first opened in the 1960s, but even then, the cuisine wasn’t as readily available as it is today. Now you can find your favorite sushi in virtually any city on any day of the week.

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Is There a Right Way to Eat Sushi?

Of course you know how to eat. You’ve been feeding yourself for years. You put food on a piece of cutlery or pick it up with your fingers, put the food in your mouth, chew and swallow. It’s easy. That said, you are probably used to eating primarily in America. If you are going out for sushi, you may be interested in eating it the way it was meant to be eaten — in Read more

What’s On a Plate of Sushi?

Your friends finally talked you into going out for sushi. You have wanted to try it, but had some misgivings about eating raw food. You are excited about your upcoming meal and ask the waiter to make a recommendation. When your plate arrives, you are a bit taken aback. You know what sushi is, but what else is on your plate? Here’s a quick tutorial of what you may see on your plate of Read more

The Best Drinks to Have with Sushi

As with any great meal, the drink next to your plate of sushi is almost as important as the sushi itself. For casual meals, like a light lunch, many prefer to simply have a glass of water on the table. After all, why take away from the sushi with a flavorful drink? However, many prefer to enhance the flavors of their sushi and other dishes with the perfect beverage. Here are just a few Read more

How Sushi Rice Is Made

When you order sushi, especially nigiri, it may seem almost miraculous that the rice can hold its form so well without feeling sticky in your mouth. The secret is all in how the rice is prepared. Sushi rice has largely been made the same way for centuries, with only a few changes here and there depending on the chef’s own preferences. But how is it made?

Sushi rice is first prepared similarly to any Read more

What Is Sushi, Anyway?

Sushi has been eaten in one form or another in Southeast Asia since the 8th century. Yet, it didn’t make its way to America until the early 1900s, and it was almost another 100 years until it truly became popular across the nation. Due to its relative newness in the United States, there are quite a few misconceptions about sushi. Some say it only applies to raw fish on rice; others say it’s acceptable … Read more

The Difference Between Nigiri and Sashimi

When you look through a RuSans menu, you’ll notice you have hundreds of options to choose from. Even on the list of sushi, there are dozens of different choices, from the kind of meat used to how it is served. On every sushi menu, you’ll see two different lists: nigiri and sashimi. Though the difference between these terms is often a mystery to those who are new to sushi, they are quite different. … Read more