Friday, October 22, 2004

Sushi: Maki or Nigiri?

Some info on sushi =)

Maki sushi:
rolls of row fish or vegetable and rice wrapped in seaweed and cut into bite-sized rounds.
Nigiri sushi:
sliced raw fish (or cooked shrimp, crab, or egg) that is pressed over a pad of rice.

Your table should be set with a small bottle of soy sauce (It may look like a tiny teapot). The sushi will be served garnished with slices of pickled ginger and wasabi, a spicy, green condiment and pickled ginger. The ginger is intended to refresh the palate to better appreciate the delicate flavors of the fresh, raw fish.

- Nigiri sushi should be dipped into the soy sauce fish side down.
- Maki sushi should be dipped seaweed side down.

Reminds me of Saisaki Japanese cuisine buffet =)