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  • Sushi: The Japanese Delicacy

    Sushi: The Japanese Delicacy

    Sushi is a Japanese dish, popular all throughout the world. Sushi lovers, young and old alike, mistakenly think Sushi refers to raw sea fish. Sushi actually means vinegar-flavored rice and the raw food accompanying it are called Sashimi. Types of Sushi Preparations There are five kinds of Sushi preparations like Nigiri, Maki, Temaki, Chirashi and Inari Sushis. Sushi rice is the staple ingredient in all of them. The types are determined by the kind of fillings or toppings used. The same ingredients can be served, assembled in both traditional and modern ways. Nigiri Sushi is the most popular form of Sushi. It is served with an oblong mound of rice topped by wasabi and a thin slice of egg, seafood or any meat. While the egg is always served…

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  • Japanese Cooking: Going Beyond Sushi

    Japanese Cooking: Going Beyond Sushi

    In general, the Japanese people are very healthy and live longer than any other culture in the world. Why is this? Many people attribute it to the way they eat. But if you think that all Japanese people eat is sushi you couldn’t be more wrong. Japanese home cooking is simple, healthy, and delicious. While some of the ingredients may seem exotic and intimidating, rest assured that anyone can cook wonderful delicious Japanese meals with ease. Sushi is the most popular type of Japanese food, enjoyed throughout the world. You may notice that sushi is quite filling, and you typically eat much less than you would a more Western style meal, such as a hamburger. What is it about sushi that makes it so filling and satisfying? The answer could be rice. Rice is definitely a staple of any…

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  • Step by Step Guide: How to Make Sushi

    Step by Step Guide: How to Make Sushi

    To most people, making sushi seems like an insurmountable challenge but it is actually not as difficult as one would imagine. It is a skill that is worthwhile acquiring for people who love sushi and who want to share it with friends. If you make sure beforehand that you have all the things you need to make sushi and if you start with the simplest varieties, you will find yourself learning how to make sushi while having fun. Planning to Make Sushi The first thing you have to do in order to make sushi successfully is plan. Decide what types of sushi and how many you will make. For example, you may want to make three kinds of sushi so you have a nice selection: futomaki which are large fat rolls with the nori outside, uramaki which are rolls with the rice outside and nigiri sushi which are…

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