Your Sushi 101 Guide
Easy Tempura: What You Need to Know

Easy Tempura: What You Need to Know

    You all know and love those batter-coated,  crunchy, deep fried dishes, typically found in Japanese restaurants. Yes, we’re talking about tempura ! The word “tempura” or “tenpura” (天ぷら or 天麩羅) is actually derived from the Latin word “tempora”, which literally translates to “times” or “time period”. This Latin word was used by Spanish and Portuguese Read the full article…

Chirashizushi (Chirashi Sushi)

Chirashizushi (Chirashi Sushi)

Believe it or not, sushi isn’t just limited to rolls and nigiris.  Remember the Temaki: Those amazingly easy to make sushi cones? There’s actually one more type of sushi that requires even less effort, but is every bit as delicious.   Chirashizushi (ちらし寿司) Also called Chirashi Sushi and literally translating to “scattered sushi”, the chirashizushi Read the full article…

How to Cut Common Sushi Vegetables

How to Cut Common Sushi Vegetables

  Carrot and cucumber are two of the most common sushi vegetables that you will find in sushi recipes. These two are rich in vitamins and minerals, and are absolutely delicious. One of the most common questions we are asked about our recipes is “how do you cut the carrot/cucumber/avocado into strips?”  And yes, this Read the full article…

Sushi Sauces

Sushi Sauces

  The sauce is a fundamental part of any dish in any cuisine.  In a traditional sense, sauces are rarely ever used for sushi.  This is, of course, with the exception of soy sauce.  However, modern sushi chefs have discovered the merits of adding a sauce to glaze over a sushi dish.  It’s an additional Read the full article…

Sushi Grade Fish and More

Sushi Grade Fish and More

  About: Health Scares With Sushi  With all the talk of mercury poisoning and parasites, (to a certain extent) sushi has been getting a bad rep. People have seem to forgotten that sushi can actually be one of healthiest meals they can order or prepare. Of course, this is only if the fish as well as Read the full article…

Temaki

Temaki

  Temaki (手巻), literally translating to “hand roll”, is a large nori shaped like a wide ice cream cone, filled with sushi rice and meat and/or vegetable toppings. Because of the sheer size of this sushi, this is always eaten using your hands.  What’s great about the Temaki is the fact that it’s so easy Read the full article…

All About Fish Roe

All About Fish Roe

If you’ve ever eaten or made sushi, then you’re probably familiar with one or two kinds of fish roe.  But how much do you actually know about these colorful spheres?   The bright orange pops you commonly find in Gunkanmakis and Uramakis are called Fish Roe.  Believe it or not these tiny bubbles of color Read the full article…

Gunkan Maki

Gunkan Maki

    The Gunkan Maki or Gunkanmaki (軍艦巻) literally translates to “warship roll”.  That’s shaped like a tiny, edible boat.  It’s a special type of Nigiri Sushi, which tells us that it’s hand made.  It’s the perfect maki to make if you prefer oodles of the softer toppings, like Tobiko, on your sushi.  For this Read the full article…