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What is Sushi

In thе world оf high-end sushi restaurants in New York City, big-city dining, fеw ѕubjесtѕ elicit mоrе раѕѕiоn аnd соntеntiоuѕ аrgumеnt thаn thе dеliсаtе, subjective, еvеr-сhаnging rеаlm оf the best ѕuѕhi NYC has to offer. This is especially truе these days, whеn a nеw, уоungеr generation оf сhеfѕ frоm Japan is opening rеѕtаurаntѕ аrоund tоwn, аnd ѕоmе local sushi аеѕthеtеѕ wе knоw аrе beginning to whiѕреr that in terms of thе vаriеtу of ѕtуlеѕ and еvеn in tеrmѕ оf ԛuаlitу, New Yоrk might асtuаllу bе beginning to rivаl Tоkуо itѕеlf (whiсh, to bе fair, gеnеrаllу boasts оnlу thе traditional еdоmае ѕtуlе). Hеrе are our сurrеnt fаvоritе destinations for a рurе ѕuѕhi fix, which wе humbly present fоr уоur dеbаting рlеаѕurе, with thе uѕuаl caveats thаt the lаѕt ѕuѕhi dinners one hаѕ hаd (Suѕhi, in our case) have a wау of lingering fоrеmоѕt in thе mind, аnd that it аlwауѕ hеlрѕ, in the rеаlm of big-city sushi, tо hаvе an еxреnѕе ассоunt оr a high-rоllеr friend (оr twо) in tоw tо foot thе еxtrаvаgаnt bill.

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Types of Sushi

There are dozens of types of sushi, but here we are going to briefly discuss about the famous ones.

Nare Sushi / Narezushi

Narezushi is the precursor of modern sushi and can still be found in regions throughout Japan, particularly Shiga Prefecture where a version of it, funazushi, is a local specialty. The dish consists of fish pickled in rice and salt and fermented sometimes for years. Small portions of the fermented rice may be served with the sushi, but the look, taste, and texture of this dish make it one of the most unique variations.

Nigiri Sushi / Nigirizushi

Nigirizushi is one of the most popular types of sushi. It refers to sushi formed with hand-pressed rice. Nigirizushi consists of a small mound of rice shaped by hand and topped with fish. Cooked toppings like egg and eel are usually belted down with a thin strip of nori (seaweed). Nigirizushi first became popular during the Edo Period.

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Is Sushi Gluten Free?

Yes, almost all traditional sushi and sushi rolls are gluten free. There are some exceptions of certain ingredients used in the sushi rolls as not being gluten free, but all sushi and sushi rolls made with raw ingredients whether fish, vegetable or fruit are gluten free.

Let’s first discuss the basics of sushi, first let’s establish if we are discussing sushi pieces or sushi rolls. Since Sushi as a whole is a cuisine not a particular dish it is important to know the different types of sushi, which you can read about more here. Since sushi pieces and sushi rolls share the same ingredients it will be easy for us to discuss both at the same time. To read more about what is sushi check out our page here.

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How to Eat Sushi

Do you love Sushi? It’s both healthy and delicious, and those who haven’t eaten Sushi yet, they must give it a try. But most of the people eat Sushi not in a proper way, and the main reason behind that is not following the Japanese Etiquette.

For a lunch meeting, a festival or a business gathering Sushi is an excellent food decision to make. This nutritious snack is a satisfying and tasty treat for the audience. The different kinds of Sushi offer a wide range of tastes, and the main elements behind the taste are Wasabi and soy sauce. Use the soy sauce for dipping and mix the Wasabi with soy sauce to have a great taste of Sushi. Most of the restaurants also serve Giri with Sushi.