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Sushi.....with fun facts

Friday, January 18, 2013

California Roll Sushi Kona Grill - 1 roll/8 pieces, 1 serving 370 calories

Love sushi and this entire California roll only had 370 calories. It was filled with crab, avocado, and cucumber.

When we were done, they brought out the fanciest orange I've seen. Get a load of this:

It had two toothpicks to eat the sections and an umbrella. Felt tropical.

Here are a few sushi fun facts:

Like a samurai, the blade of a professional sushi chef’s knives must be re-sharpened every day. This is especially important when working with sashimi – raw, thinly sliced fish.
Traditionally, a sushi chef or itamae trains for 10 years before serving this Japanese food in a restaurant.

When exploring the menu of exotic Japanese food, remember that you eat miso soup at the beginning of a meal, not the end, as it’s good for digestion.

Why does sushi always look so delicious? Sushi masters believe that you don’t just eat with your mouth, but also with your eyes. Even sashimi is served fanned out in a mouth-watering display.

Making sushi rice is considered an art by sushi chefs. This Japanese food is cooked perfectly when it is slightly sticky to the touch.

The first International Sushi Day was 18 June 2009, a celebration of this world-wide phenomenon of Japanese food. Get your chopsticks ready!

Sashimi is always the best cut of meat, and should preferably be eaten without wasabi, and using your chopsticks. Sashimi is not always fish; it can also be raw beef or lightly cooked octopus.

The Japanese often eat sashimi as the first course and then move onto sushi.

Japanese food is not limited to sushi and sashimi; other tasty options on a traditional Japanese food menu include teppanyaki, tempura and chicken teriyaki.

Sushi lovers looking for something new? A rare delicacy indeed is sashimi made from the deadly puffer fish, called fugu sashi.

Almost 80% of all the bluefin tuna caught in the world is used for sushi and sashimi.
As sashimi needs to be as rich as possible, some sushi chefs even keep the fish alive in water before it is served.

In Japanese food terminology, the word “sushi’ actually refers to vinegar rice, and not fish, while the word “sashimi” means pierced flesh.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
IRP1114 1/22/2013 11:26AM

    Always interesting reading your fun facts blogs :-)! Sushi is food to be eaten with the eyes first that is for sure. I got to go out for sushi on my birthday last year. My sister in law took me out to lunch. Orange does look fun! Hope you enjoyed it ;-)!!!

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DOLLYHOLLY 1/20/2013 8:29AM

    Looks YUMMY! I like makis and sushi. Have you tried unaju? (I think that's how it's spelled).

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LIVINGFREE19 1/19/2013 5:48PM

    I'm not a sushi fan, but I like oranges and that was cool how they cut up the orange!

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68ANNE 1/18/2013 11:00PM

    I do like some sushi but not a huge fan. Thanks for the info!

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LINDAK25 1/18/2013 9:44PM

    Looks wonderful! I used to have sushi all the time. It's much more expensive here in North Carolina than where I used to live, so I haven't bought it.

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WALLAHALLA 1/18/2013 9:17PM

    never tried sushi but the orange looks good

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KLUTERACOON 1/18/2013 8:54PM

    I absolutely adore sushi! And I loved reading all these fun facts. Thank you!!

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RACEWELLWON 1/18/2013 8:34PM

    Looks D-Lish - you are making me Hungry ! Love the Orange - Sashimi my favorite - sounds and looks like you had a great dinner, very interesting facts in regards to the Masters - so much Talent ! emoticon

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