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Sushi Is A Fun Way To Start Your Meal At A Japanese Restaurant

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If you're looking for a place to eat this weekend, consider your local Japanese restaurant. You'll have a wide variety of food choices and you can dine in relaxing surroundings. One type of food you'll find in a Japanese restaurant is sushi. If you've never tried it before, you may be surprised at how good it is. If you're squeamish about eating raw seafood, you can opt for sushi without it. Here are some options you might enjoy when it comes to sushi.

Sushi Rolls

Sushi rolls are popular choices. These have a variety of fillings including fish, vegetables, and rice. They are rolled in sheets of seaweed and cut into individual slices you can dip in wasabi paste and soy sauce. This is a good choice if you have a particular type of sushi you like and you want to share several pieces of it with your friends. Sushi rolls don't always have raw seafood in them. You can find them with cooked seafood too, such as pieces of fried crab. You can even find vegetarian sushi rolls that are stuffed with avocados and carrot slivers. This lets you enjoy the flavors seaweed, rice, soy sauce, and wasabi paste mixed with the smooth texture of avocado and the crunch of carrots.


If you're not fond of rice and seaweed, then sashimi might be more to your liking. Sashimi is thin slices of raw seafood. Tuna and salmon are popular choices. The slices of raw fish are served on a platter without rice, but another garnish might be used. Sashimi is also eaten with soy sauce and wasabi paste. It can be the first course of a Japanese meal or the main course. Because the slices are so thin, the fish usually has a pleasant texture and taste.


Nigiri is similar to sashimi except it is served on top of rice. An example would be thin slices of salmon on top of a bite-size serving of rice. Sushi rice sticks together well so you can dip it into soy sauce. Ordering nigiri is a good option when you want to sample raw seafood or if you don't want to eat seaweed.

While sushi rolls, nigiri, and sashimi are all similar, there are some differences. Sushi rolls, also called maki, can be raw, cooked, or vegetarian. Nigiri and sashimi are both forms of raw seafood, but one is served on rice and the other one isn't. Your local Japanese restaurant may have several types of sushi for you to choose from so you can enjoy familiar tuna or a more exotic option such as octopus.  

If you are craving fresh fish or satisfying sushi, visit Tanpopo Japanese Restaurant