Sushiすし,寿司

Sushi (すし, 寿司, 鮨) is a Japanese food consisting of cooked vinegared rice (鮨飯, sushi-meshi) combined with other ingredients (ネタ, neta), seafood, vegetables and sometimes tropical fruits. Ingredients and forms of sushi presentation vary widely, but the ingredient which all sushi have in common is rice (also referred to as shari (しゃり) or sumeshi (酢飯)).

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Find Taisho(Sushi restaurant's head chef) images

Find Taisho(Sushi restaurant's head chef)

When you go to traditional sushi bars or restaurants. Usually it's pretty small and there is a counter bar.Find Taisho(Sushi bar / restaurant's head chef) and order "omakase"Omakase means "chef's special". They offer you today's recommendation fresh fishes. ( 12 ~15 pieces usually)Traditi…(58 words)

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yukorose

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Ewww - it's seaweed?!!!

You might think it's yukky, but seaweed is really fantastic! Not only is it healthy, but it is tasty, too. There are so many different kinds of seaweed that Japanese eat and many different ways of eating it, too. Think of seaweeds as sea vegetables, and you get a better idea of the yummy variety…(192 words)

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mikekato

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Free!

"Gari" : Sliced ginger soaked in little sweetened vinegar. This is free!(11 words)

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Moo Moo

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Like a dawn man

Eat by your hand, no chopstick.Pick a sushi, turn upside down, dip half of sashimi portion in soy sauce slightly, and throw a whole sushi into your mouth.You need to pick a sushi gently, otherwise it's gonna be mess.Good sushi master will make the sushi delicately, so easy to come apart.(54 words)

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Moo Moo

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Leave your order up to the chef

If you sit at the counter instead of table, just leave the order up to the chef. They will serve the best sushi of the day.(26 words)

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juninada

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Watch out!

Only grab plates that you've seen the chef place on the belt. It's the best way to ensure freshness without asking specifically.(22 words)

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Hudwa

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Did someone say unagi!

When I first came to Japan, I didn't expect the summers to be as long and as torturous as they are. Hot temperatures both highs and lows, day after day and month after month. Knowing the right drinks for a hot and sticky summer night is easy: beer! Food on the other hand is more difficult. But …(182 words)

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Nate

Use Sushi Apps to learn before you go images

Use Sushi Apps to learn before you go

"Sushipedia" is a good one. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sushipedia/id326316017?mt=8(14 words)

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Ray_Proper

Plastic food samples in Japan - go to Kappabashi! images

Plastic food samples in Japan - go to Kappabashi!

If you are in Tokyo, you can go to an area of town very close to Asakusa called Kappabashi. The area is known as the place to go for all kinds of tools, food equipment, etc. But what I liked most about the place was all the stores selling the fake plastic food. This is probably the place where r…(105 words)

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William Nealy

Sashimi, Sushi, grilled fish… images

Sashimi, Sushi, grilled fish…

Soy sauce is prepared by the fermentation of soybeans. In Japan, we use it for a wide range of foods such as Sashimi, Sushi, grilled fish and Dashi-maki tamago (Japanese omelette).(31 words)

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ErinoO

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Sushi is for fingers too

It's perfectly fine to use your fingers to eat sushi (actually it's the preferred way). Always remember...that if you dip your sushi in soy sauce...it's the fish and only the fish (never ever the rice...not even a drop)...and it's always the fish that touches your tongue first :)(51 words)

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Erick

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Wasabi

First, the correct way to pronounce wasabi is by putting the strongest emphasis on the "wa" and not the "sa" - WA-sa-bi, not wa-SAH-bi.Wasabi is often referred to as Japanese horseradish. It is actually of a family of plants that includes, not only horseradish, but cabbage and mustard. Its fl…(208 words)

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mikekato

Travel north in winter, travel south in summer for sushi images

Travel north in winter, travel south in summer for sushi

My experience of sushi and if you get to travel around, as I used to a lot, was Hokkaido, Aomori, the fish is amazing in winter. Similarly, Fukuoka, and Shikoku some pretty fine sushi can be had during the summer.(40 words)

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Steve

Wasabi images

Wasabi

Have you tried fresh wasabi? To me, wasabi is a type of art, defines and type of essence of Japan. I am not talking about the green paste or stuff that comes in a tube or packet with your obento, or at the kaiten sushi. If you can, please try to experience real, freshly grated wasabi. This is a…(137 words)

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Yobochusha

Current Price or Flat/Explicit pricing depending on Sushi place images

Current Price or Flat/Explicit pricing depending on Sushi place

If you go to high-end sushi bars, do not expect any kind of price list or menu. You are supposed to know what fish is in season and roughly how much they go at the market price. It is one of the most thrilling moment in life to say "Check please!" in those high-end sushi bars. Of course you can ask…(137 words)

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taro