Japanese sushi

History of Sashimi

Sashimi is a thinly sliced, bite-sized piece of raw and fresh meat – usually fish, such as salmon and tuna. It’s a famous Japanese dish and is eaten raw with soy sauce and wasabi. Sashimi is usually served on a bed of daikon, without rice. Most sashimi is made from the freshest saltwater fish as because freshwater fish has higher risks of parasites. This dish came to be due to Japan being surrounded by the ocean and an abundance of seafood. History of Sashimi While the exact origins of sashimi are unknown, many theories exist on how the dish came to be. The word sashimi translates to ‘pierced meat’ or […]

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Reasons To Sharpen Kitchen Knives

Kitchen knives, essential in every kitchen, come in a variety of shapes, sizes, designs and materials. However, the one thing they all have in common is the need to be sharpened. It is necessary to sharpen kitchen knives after every couple of uses, but most homeowners, and even some chefs, do not know how to properly sharpen kitchen knives. While there are different ways to sharpen certain knives, the tools and techniques are very similar. There are different ways to sharpen kitchen knives, and each way requires a certain tool. A sharpening steel rod, knife sharpening stone and commercial knife sharpener are just a few of the tools in existence […]

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Japanese sushi

Types of Japanese Sushi 【Chirashizushi / Inarizushi / Modern narezushi / Oshizushi】

The common ingredient in all types of sushi is vinegared sushi rice. Fillings, toppings, condiments, and preparation vary widely. However, what diners get from sushi and sashimi dishes are ingredient freshness, divine-tasting sensation, and overwhelming bliss and joy. Before we get too deep into the ecstasy of Japanese food dining, let us go through some of the most popular sushi dishes and explore what they are made up of. Chirashizushi Chirashizushi serves the rice in a bowl and tops it with a variety of raw fish and vegetable garnishes. It is commonly eaten because it is filling, fast and easy to make.It is eaten annually on Hinamatsuri in March and […]

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Chef Knives

Professional Chef Knives

If you are considering purchasing professional chef knives, some background information can prove extremely helpful in making the right choice. What would qualify as a good choice for you? The right choice would consist of the answers to these questions: What exactly is going to be my use for this knife? Does it fit my hand comfortably? Is the knife blade too long? Is it durable, sharp, or heavy enough? How about the price tag; does it seem worth the cost? Of course, browsing through huge selections of knife models can be confusing especially when there is no set goal or intention upon how or what the knife will be […]

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