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Japanese Sushi

Food and Drinks in Japan 706

Japanese Sushi

When it comes to Japanese culture, you have to mention the famous food culture that is famous all over the world today. When it comes to food culture, it must be said that the most distinctive Japanese Sushi. Sushi is one of Japanese's favorite traditional foods as the Japanese often say "sushi is available where there is fish". Sushi is said to come from subtropical areas. People there find that if cooked rice is put inside the fish chamber, and then buried in the altar and buried underground, it can be stored for a long time. The Sushi also produces slightly acidic umami due to fermentation, which is also the prototype of sushi. Japanese sushi culture can be said to have a long history. It has a series of emphasis on its origins, development history, types, workmanship, eating methods, etc, with simplicity and nature as the delicious. With the least processing, it restores the original taste of food in nature. This is why Japanese Sushi is becoming more and more popular around the world.



There is a wide variety of sushi as the ingredients can be raw, cooked, or pickled. The difference in ingredients makes the price and grade of sushi very different.

Maki-sushi is a spread and a layer of seaweed on top of the small bamboo curtain, and then a layer spread of rice. The ingredients are placed in the middle, rolled up into a long roll, and cut into smaller pieces.

Te-maki is rolls of sushi in a cone shape. In the eighteenth century, those Japanese gamblers lingered at the casino (Tekkaba) all day long. They were gambling and afraid of starving, so they put tuna meat into the rice, making a medium roll. You can eat it in big mouthfuls and avoid sticking rice grains to the poker and your fingers. You can get two birds with one stone, so it is very popular with gamblers. This kind of food was born because of the casino, so it was called tekamaki, which gradually evolved into hand-made rolls since it is usually eaten by hand.

Ura-maki is a wrap with the most common ingredients, seaweed, and then wrapped in rice. You sprinkle a layer or have sesame, fish, crab or etc.



Oshi-sushi is mainly popular in Kansai, Japan is made of long small wooden boxes to assist in making the sushi. The producer spreads the ingredients on the bottom of the box, puts rice on it, and then presses the lid of the box firmly. The finished product of the sushi is a square cut into smaller pieces.

Nigiri-sushi was brought upon during the rise of the Edo era in Japan. The makers held the rice into bite-sized portions with their hands, coated it with Japanese wasabi, and spread it with ingredients. Depending on the type of ingredient, sometimes a piece of nori is used to tie the two together. In Japan, the word sushi refers to Nigiri-sushi, unless otherwise stated.

Inari-sushi is rice filled with ingredients. The common ingredients are fried tofu skin, fried eggs, cabbage (broccoli), etc.

Edomae Chirashi-sushi is commonly found in the Kanto region, which is sprinkled with rice in a bowl, a bit like a rice bowl.



Sushi also has a wide selection of ingredients. The main raw materials commonly used in sushi are sushi rice and Japanese japonica rice, which is characterized by a clear white color and rounded particles. The rice cooked with it is not only elastic but also sticky. The raw ingredients used for the wrap of rolled sushi includes high-quality nori, seaweed, kelp, egg skin, tofu skin, spring roll skin, and Chinese cabbage. The fillings of sushi are colorful and can best reflect the characteristics of sushi. The raw ingredients used for filling are sea fish, crab meat, shellfish, freshwater fish, fried eggs, and seasonal fresh vegetables, such as mushrooms, cucumbers, lettuce, and so on.

Authentic sushi can have sour, sweet, bitter, spicy, and salty flavors. Therefore, when eating sushi, you should match the seasoning according to the type of sushi. For example, when eating sushi rolls, you need to dip the thick soy sauce and apply an appropriate amount of green wasabi because the filling has sashimi, fresh shrimp, etc. While eating sushi, it is best not to dip the soy sauce and to eat it plain. In addition to thick soy sauce and green wasabi, sushi has a more important flavoring ingredient, vinegar ginger. A piece of vinegar ginger when eating sushi will not only help bring out the flavor but also make it more delicious.



Recommended Japanese Sushi Restaurants:
Shuriyobashi Jiro Sukiyabashi Jiro
Nijirio Ono, 90, is the world's oldest chef and is known as the "God of Sushi". With a high status in Japan, the reputation of, the Sushi's First spread farther and farther around the world. Many guests from all over the world come here for the sake of tasting it for more than 50 years. Even though the restaurant has only 10 seats, and even though reservations need to be made a month in advance, anyone who has eaten will still say that this is sushi worth waiting a lifetime for.
Address: Tsukamoto Sogyo Building, Basement 1st Floor, 2-15, Ginza 4-Chome, Huo-ku, Tokyo

Sushi Saito
Michelin-starred Sushi Saito is one of the famous restaurants. The chef has over 20 years of cooking experience and he is very particular about the selection, preservations, and production of his food. Such as the smoothness of the rice, the best time to eat the fish, and the intensity of rice ball pinching, etc. He wants to ensure the quality of the sushi is high and delicious. In addition, the restaurant offers a variety of fine wines.
Address: Tokyo, Minato City, Roppongi, 1 Chome-4-5, Ark Hills South Tower, 1F

Mitani
By word of mouth, Mitani is one of the most popular sushi restaurants in the top five most delicious sushi in Tokyo. The unique feature of this restaurant is that the sushi is served with the recommended red wine and the restaurant's carefully prepared side dishes. The sushi held by the chef will be handed to you instead of being placed on the plate.
Address: 1 Chome-22-1 Yotuya, Shinjuku City, Tokyo


 

Most Frequently Asked Questions

  • What kinds of Japanese sushi are there?
    There is a wide variety of sushi which include Maki-sushi, Te-maki, Ura-maki, Oshi-sushi, Nigiri-sushi, Inari-sushi, Edomae Chirashi-sushi, etc. The sushi we usually are the maki-sushi, with a layer of seaweed which is spread on a small bamboo curtain and another layer of rice. There are ingredients put in the middle, which are rolled up into a long roll, and cut into smaller pieces.
  • What is the authentic way to eat Japanese sushi?
    In traditional hand-held sushi, wasabi has been added to the fish and rice, so there is no need to add wasabi. You have to flip the sushi directly and dip the fish in soy sauce, but don't let the rice touch the soy sauce. You eat it directly after dipping it in the soy sauce. As for the rolled sushi, there is no way to dip the soy sauce in the rice because the rice is out. No matter what sushi, it is best to eat it in one bite which will make the experience better.
  • What are the famous sushi restaurants in Tokyo, Japan?
    There are many famous sushi restaurants in Tokyo, Japan. The most famous ones are Sukiyabashi Jiro, Sushi Saito, Mitani, etc. Among them, Sukiyabashi Jiro is 90 years old and sushi kung fu is more than 50 years old.
  • Where is Sukiyabashi Jiro, a Japanese sushi restaurant in Tokyo located?
    The address of Sukiyabashi Jiro is at Tsukamoto Sogyo Building, Basement 1st Floor, 2-15, Ginza 4-Chome, Chuo-ku, Tokyo. Nijiro Ono, 90 is the world's oldest chef and is known as the "God of Sushi". Many guests from all over the world come here for the sake of tasting it for more than 50 years. Anyone who has eaten will still say that this is sushi worth waiting a lifetime for.
  • Where is Sushi Saito, a Japanese sushi restaurant located in Tokyo?
    Sushi Saito is located in Tokyo, Minato City, Roppongi, 1 Chome-4-5, Ark Hills South Tower, 1F. Michelin-starred Sushi Saito is one of the famous restaurants. The chef has about 20 years of cooking experience and he is very particular about the selection, preservation, and production of his food.
  • Where is Mitani, a sushi restaurant in Tokyo, Japan?
    Mitani's address is located at 1 Chome-22-1 Yotsuya, Shinjuku City, Tokyo. Mitani's reputation is among the top five most popular sushi in Tokyo, and it is a popular sushi restaurant. The unique feature of this restaurant is that the sushi is served with the recommended red wine and the restaurant's carefully prepared side dishes. The sushi held by the chef will be handed to you instead of being placed on the plate.
  • What sushi restaurants are recommended in Osaka, Japan?
    The recommended sushi restaurant located in Kita-Shinchi, Osaka is called Kitashinichi Sushi Aoi. It is a 1-minute walk from JR Kitashinchi Station and is very convenient. The restaurant is dominated by a long Japanese-style bar seat, where you can enjoy the chef's exquisite knives and sushi masterpieces while eating. The address is 1 Chome-9-11 Sonezakishinchi, Kita Ward, Osaka.
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