Do you think you know your food well? Are you being a food snob who just pretends to know everything about his food? The reality is that we often stumble when talking about exotic food. For instance not many people know that sushi and sashimi are the same. Let’s take you through your food lessons and up your food quotient,shall we?
To begin with, Sushi is mainly cooked rice with vinegar, sugar and salt combined with other ingredients, usually raw fish or other seafood. It can also be prepared with sushi rice, or uruchimai. In some rolls, sushi may be wrapped in black seaweed wrappers called nori. Sushi is made up of two parts, shari and neta. Shari is the cooked rice with vinegar, while neta refers to the various other ingredients. It originated in Southeast Asia, but it was Japan that formed it into what we now know of as sushi.
Sashimi is simply the raw fish, often sliced very thinly. It is usually served on top of shredded daikon (white raddish) and shiso leaves. The authentic method to relish your sashimi is to dip it in soy sauce and eat it raw; even the garnishes can also be dipped and eaten raw. You may also savor it with miso soup and rice or a dipping sauce made from wasabi paste, soy sauce, and ginger. If you go by the Japanese tradition, Sashimi forms the first course in a formal meal. In some places it can also be served as the main course.
So now that you have become an expert, time to try out the best Sushi and Sashimi. If you want to devour the best of authentic Oriental cuisine Shiro is the place to be. It’s also the perfect place to flaunt your knowledge.