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What Kind of Sushi Should I Try?

Perhaps you have always wanted to try sushi. Maybe you’ve been out with friends and they have tried to talk you into trying some, but you were so overwhelmed you didn’t even know what to order. Here is a great way to decide what type of sushi to try for your first go around: just answer one simple question.

Do you like:

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How Sake Is Made

Sake is a beverage traditionally enjoyed with Japanese cuisine. Though many people enjoy the drink, few know the fastidious process of brewing it. Here is a quick tutorial on how your favorite rice beverage is made.

1. Sourcing

The first step in making sake is sourcing the perfect ingredients. The beverage is made with rice and water, with a bit of help from koji spores and yeast. Koji spores help convert the rice Read more

How American Sushi Differs from Traditional Sushi

Sushi has become a popular meal in America and, like with all food stuffs that America adopts, we have put our own spin on it. Have you ever wondered just how far American sushi has strayed from its Japanese roots?

The dish was first introduced to the country in the 1960s. At first, sushi was almost nothing like what you would find in a traditional Japanese eatery. Sushi was simply cured fish over a Read more

Want to Eat Healthy? Try Sushi

Many people are trying to eat healthier. From people adopting a raw-food diet to cutting carbs, there are a variety of diets that people adopt in order to eat “better.”

If you are looking to eat in a way that is healthier for your body and mind, it’s time to give sushi a try. Sushi has become more mainstream than ever before, making it easy to find. Whether you are dining at an amazing Read more

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.

Whether you want to enjoy a quick Read more

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