FOOD CULTURE: The Most Famous Japanese food ‘Sushi’

hello my Lovelies, it’s culture day and on the first day of my culture post, i’ll be talking about food. I tagged this post the FOOD CULTURE

LET’S TALK ABOUT THE JAPANESE SUSHI

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JAPANESE CENTRE IMAGE

Sushi is the Japanese preparation and serving of specially prepared vinegared rice (sushi-meshi) combined with varied ingredients (neta) such as chiefly seafood (often uncooked), vegetables, and occasionally tropical fruits. Styles of sushi and its presentation vary widely, but the key ingredient is sushi rice, also referred to as shari, or sumeshi.

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SHUTTER STOCK IMAGE OF JAPANESE SUSHI

Sushi can be prepared with either brown or white rice. It is often prepared with raw seafood, but some varieties of sushi use cooked ingredients, and many others are vegetarian. Sushi is often served with pickled ginger, wasabi, and soy sauce. Daikon radish is popular as a garnish.

Sushi is often confused with sashimi, a related Japanese dish consisting of thinly sliced raw fish or occasionally meat, and an optional serving of rice.

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JAPANESE SUSHI ROLLS

HOW TO MAKE THE JAPANESE SUSHI

Japanese Sushi Recipes

100g sushi rice
1 sheet nori seaweed
2 tbsp sushi vinegar
soy sauce
wasabi
sushi ginger
roasted white sesame seeds (optional)

possible fillings
tuna – sashimi grade, raw
salmon – sashimi grade, raw
avocado
cucumber
crab sticks
canned tuna mixed with mayo
prawns

How to make it

  1. To make sushi rice, Japanese white rice is mixed with a special sushi rice vinegar.
  2. Once you have your sushi rice prepared, you will need to begin by laying out a preparation area with your makisu rolling mat.
  3. Place a sheet or nori on the mat and cover two thirds of one side of your nori seaweed with your sushi rice approximately 1cm high.
  4. Add your ingredients in a line on top of the rice in the centre. You can choose any combination of ingredients that compliment each other well. We went for salmon, salad and mayonnaise for this one.
  5. Now for the fun bit. Using the wooden rolling mat, start rolling up the ingredients away from you, while keeping the roll tight. The moisture from the rice will help it stick together.
  6. You can then cut your roll into 6-8 pieces and serve with some soy sauce, wasabi, sushi ginger and cup of sencha green tea.
Traditional Japanese food Sushi
Traditional Japanese food Sushi. Closeup japanese sushi on a bamboo napkin. Sushi collection

source on how to make the sushi: japancentre.com

As much as I’m really eager to taste this food, the idea of the raw fish and mostly sea foods isn’t helping. sea foods have essential and great benefits to the body but i don’t think i’m loving the sound of it (lauging)

5 Top-Rated Sushi Restaurants in Tokyo

  1. Sukiyabashi Jiro

  2. Sushi Masuda

  3. Ginza Kyubey

  4. Umi

  5. Sushi Saito

So where are my sushi lovers?

 

 

 

 

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