I think one of the most critical aspects of sushi bar experience is the interaction with the chef. No other cuisine offers such dynamic interaction between a chef and a customer. A customer has an opportunity to sit directly in front of a chef to place an order. This, creates a unique bonding experience for both the chef and the customer. Because I've been a sushi chef for over nineteen years, and worked at about ten different restaurants, here are some of the tips I can offe
A good introductory video for those who want to explore how to add finishing touches to your sushi.
This video shows some traditional Japanese food decor techniques using cucumber and carrots. #Video #HowTo #Sushi #JapaneseFood
(Hokke Dinner) Known for fresh ingredients, great price and virtually all the dishes are made to order, Ootoya(大戸屋）is a restaurant chain with 328 restaurants in Japan and 88 abroad.
We had a chance to visit their restaurant in Manhattan and were pleasantly surprised (or should we say it was expected?) with their food and beautiful decor. Ootoya Chelsea, Times Square and Greenwich Village, NY. #JapaneseFood #Restaurants #Style #NYC
(originally posted on quora.com) Question: What food is Tokyo traditionally famous for? "I am aware that most of the regional menu throughout Japan would be available in the capital of Japan. However, do they actually have any dishes that would be considered something that the city is famous for - say before they actually became the metropolitan capital we know today? See the complete answer here.. #JapaneseFood #Quora
(Originally posted on Quora) Yes and no.
I worked for sushi restaurants in Los Angeles and San Francisco. All the fish suppliers in both cities are closed on Sundays, which means that if the restaurant is open on Sundays, fish they serve is at least a day old.
There are many fish suppliers who are open and deliver fish on Mondays including IMP, True World, Nishimoto, JFC and ABS Seafood. (Along with Aloha Seafood and Monterey Fish Market in San Francisco.)
Now, the ques
Some things are pretty obvious, and some things aren't. I think that is the case with Gari.
As virtually all Japanese know why they eat Gari because they grew up eating it with their Sushi, while in the Western world, that Gari was virtually unknown until the introduction of Sushi.
So, why do we eat Gari, Pickled Ginger with Sushi? Is that for the taste or are there any other reasons? Here is why. #Sushi #Quora #JapaneseFood
(woodprint by Hiroshige Utagawa, 1837「東都名所 高輪 甘六夜待遊興之図」) In the beginning, it was a street fast food served at a sushi stand, just like hot dog stand. We see the remaining of the original stand as a sushi bar at sushi restaurants.
This woodprint by Hiroshige Utagawa shows the scene from busy Edo(Tokyo) street in 1837, sushi stand/kiosk pictured on the right side where the sign says "寿し".
The style of sushi as we know is said to be popularized by Hanaya Yohei in Edo (old
Sushi is more than raw fish. In Japan, many vegetables are used for sushi.
For example, Kappa Maki is a traditional seaweed out cucumber roll. The other popular roll is a Japanese pickles roll called Oshinko Maki. Umeboshi – pickled plum and Natto – fragmented soybeans are the other popular sushi items.
Then there is Yellow Garlic Chives, “Kinira.”
It has very slightly sweet flavor and aroma.
It takes two years to harvest Yellow Garlic Chives and it is considered as
Shiro Ebi, means white shrimp is only found in Toyama Japan. It’s about 6-7cm (2-2.5inches) in length, living deep see about 100-600meters.
It has slightly pink color when arrive and becomes white after it dies.
Because it must be very fresh for raw consumption such as sushi, until recently, it was only served at local sushi restaurants in Toyama region. As such, many Japanese are unfamiliar with Shiro Ebi Sushi.
It has very sweet flavor like sweet shrimp.
Do you know which country Sushi was originated in? Do you know what the word "Sushi" refer to? Do you know the difference between Sushi and Sashimi? Find out all in this video. #Sushi #Video #Culture #JapaneseFood
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San Francisco, CA 94111 No other dish seems to capture the heart of Japanese people like ramen. There are many TV shows, magazines, and blogs dedicated to ramen. According to one statistic, some 3,000 ramen shops are opening and closing every year in Japan.
I think ramen to Japanese is pizza to Americans. Just like the simple combination of crust, sauce, and cheese in pizza, soup and the style of noodles (how thick they
Available only in Thailand, these "Sushi Donuts" or so-called "Sushido" are created by Mister Donuts.
Though, they have been around for a few years; it has become known to many Japanese by a tweet from a Japanese tourist who visited Thailand and posted a photo of Sushido.
According to the article, there have been numerous request to Japanese franchise of Mister Donut to launch Sushido in Japan, however, at this time, one must travel to Thailand to taste these donuts. (c
Directed by Academy Award™ Nominated filmmaker Lucy Walker, Make Haste Slowly: The Kikkoman Creed tells the story of the rich heritage and family creed that shaped Kikkoman for over 300 years.
"Isogaba Maware" is a Japanese axiom that translates into "Make Haste Slowly." It means to advance and grow, but to do so with tremendous thought and care. From its meticulous six-month natural brewing process to a heritage dating back to feudal Japan, Kikkoman has exemplified this ph
‘World Sushi Cup Japan 2013’ will be held from March 6 to 8,2013 in Makuhari, Chiba,Japan. World’s top class Sushi Chefs from overseas and Japan gather in Makuhari,Chiba to participate into the individual competitions and restaurant competitions for the purpose of sharing their creativity and inspiration for making Sushi.
This event aims at providing new trends and styles of Sushi to the world from Japan and becoming leading competition for Japanese restaurant owners, chefs
If you watched Jiro Dreams of Sushi and liked it, here is a short film you'll enjoy.
Peter Frankl lives in Tokyo. He discovered his favorite sushi restaurant and chef who makes him happy and gives energy every time he visits. The sushi is beautiful and served with such care - very intimate and exquisite experience. #Sushi #JapaneseFood #Culture #Video