Sushi Chef Says Skip The Sushi Rolls

January 11, 2018

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Sushi is one of the most popular items to order when dining out but a master sushi chef says if you are selling yourself short when ordering sushi rolls.  The best bite of sushi is not a roll with four kinds of fish, avocado, cream cheese, and a quart of spicy mayo. But all is not lost.  A look into preparation should help.  Sushi is the Japanese preparation and serving of specially prepared vinegared rice combined with varied ingredients such as seafood, vegetables and occasionally tropical fruits.  But Americanized sushi rolls are too much all at once. The kitchen sink of ingredients run together such that the competing fatty flavors will overshadow the integrity of the fish. And speaking of the fish, rolls generally lack the quality of sushi as sushi chef isn't using the prime cuts of tuna belly for a roll. Slices of sashimi (just plain fish) or nigiri (a slice of fish on top of rice) is used in sushi.  The bits cut off in making these creations are what are used in rolls. So to experience great sushi and the between the fish and the rice, you'll need to say goodbye to rolls.  If they have goofy names and long lists of ingredients, it's not the real deal. Start by weening on simple one or two ingredient rolls, or cone-shaped hand rolls. Once you've off "the roll", try letting your server or chef guide you through ordering. Servers at sushi restaurants are happy to help customers make informed decisions about the menu. Instead of ordering an entire meal at once, start with a few pieces, then tell the server which you liked best. They'll take note of your preference and be able to guide you toward new types of fish that suit your palate.

SOURCE: Thrillist

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