Two of the most frequently asked questions in our Sushi Classes are: Where to get fresh fish for sushi and how to cook perfect sushi rice. (Here is an article on how to find a fresh fish in San Francisco Bay Area.) So in this article, I thought to explain to you about cooking rice. First the tool. Rice Cooker. I highly, strenuously recommend using a rice cooker, especially if you are using a pot. Why? Because it’s so nonchalant! You put rice and hit the switch. After thirty t
(Sushi rice for nigiri is called "Shari Dama" meaning sushi rice ball) What comes to your mind when you hear the word "Sushi"?
Would it be a California Roll with crab, avocado or Unagi/Fresh Water Eel Nigiri with sweet Eel Sauce? If that was the case, then, you are only half correct.
The word “sushi” refers to vinegared "Sushi Rice," not rolls, not nigiri, not even fish on top of rice. (nor Sashimi, slice of fish for that matter.)
The word sushi is said to come from the