The Sushi Glossary for Beginners

  • Posted by agency-it
  • On November 19, 2019
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Your very first glance at a sushi menu can be intimidating, especially because there are so many specialized words and phrases used to describe the rich variety of dishes to choose from. But don’t let the seemingly complex vocabulary deter you from a truly delicious experience – with just a bit of help, anybody can […]
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Futomaki: Unraveling a Traditional Sushi Roll

  • Posted by matsu-erin
  • On October 15, 2019
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While many types of sushi rolls can be found across the United States, few are as well recognized as the futomaki roll. Originated in the Kansai region of the southern part of the main island of Honshu in Japan, where history-rich Kyoto and Osaka are located. This large makizushi typically features four or more ingredients […]
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What is Tempura?

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  • On September 4, 2019
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  • sake, sushi, tempura
For anyone that enjoys Japanese food, there are a handful of staple dishes that embody the signature flavors and preparation methods that Japanese cuisine is known for. One of these much-loved dishes is tempura, one of the most popular Japanese-inspired dishes served outside the country of Japan itself. Whether you’re a longtime tempura enthusiast or […]
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What is the Difference Between Sushi and Sashimi?

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  • On July 3, 2019
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Inspired by traditional Japanese cuisine, sushi and sashimi can offer a deliciously diverse collection of flavors to enjoy as an appetizer or even the main entrée. Equally ideal for sharing or eating alone, sashimi and sushi has become a favorite for many foodies across the world. If you’ve never tried sushi or sashimi, ordering it […]
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Best Japanese Dishes for Summer

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  • On June 25, 2019
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During the summer months, the temperatures in Japan can soar well into the nineties, with heavy humidity making it feel even hotter. When you consider the sometimes-scorching summertime weather, it makes sense that so many of the best Japanese dishes for summer feature refreshing, cool, and light ingredients. Whether you consider yourself a Japanese cuisine […]
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A Japanese Lunch: Exploring the Midday Meal

  • Posted by matsu-erin
  • On February 21, 2019
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In Japanese culture, weekday lunchtime is so much more than a quick opportunity to satisfy your midday appetite. While American corporate culture often sees employees snacking on vending machine food or sack lunches at their desks, deferring their lunch break for additional work time, the midday meal break is an important fixture in Japanese culture. […]
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What Makes an Outstanding Sushi Chef?

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  • On February 1, 2019
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Categorizing sushi as a new food “trend” is somewhat misleading, especially because Japanese culinary history dates this traditional dish back to 1799. But the past few decades have seen it rise to an all-time high in terms of popularity, making sushi a widely-enjoyed dish all over the world, including America. As it becomes more popular, […]
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What Makes Japanese Food So Delicious? Explore the Best Japanese Ingredients

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  • On January 29, 2019
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Japanese cuisine has long been revered for its unique ingredients, innovative flavors, and distinct sense of culture and history. The best Japanese food tells a story through its creative use of ingredients, shaping the dining experience into something both enjoyable and eye-opening. With the right blend of Japanese ingredients and flavors, a talented chef can […]
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Signature Dishes

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  • On January 17, 2019
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“Kokoro, cooking from the heart, is my motto.” – Chef Nobu Matsuhisa Out of all the questions we receive, there is one more ubiquitous than the rest: What is it about Chef Matsuhisa’s cuisine that makes it so delicious? Now, it is a very difficult endeavor to attach words to explain visceral experience, which is […]
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What are the Best Sake Brands?

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  • On January 16, 2019
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Whether you are a sake aficionado or new to this delicious Japanese beverage, here is a quick guide to choosing the best sake to complement your meal. What is Sake? Sake is a traditional Japanese alcoholic beverage made through a precise process that involves the multiple parallel fermentation of rice. The flavor profile is primarily […]
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