The food culture of Japan is so so unique and it is a labyrinth of traditions and etiquette. Large amount of raw food is used in Japanese cuisine.Japanese cuisine is appreciated, respected and enjoyed.The typical japaneese meal consists of rice served with meat, fish or vegetables.Pickles and soup also forms a part of the traditional meal.Their deep passion for sea food is well known.
Sushi is one of the most popular dishes among Japanese. It is the most famous Japanese dish outside of Japan.There are several types of sushi with a wide range of tastes.They are Temaki,Uramaki,Norimaki, Sashami and Nigiri. Nigiri is made of Small rice balls with fish, shellfish, etc. Common Nigiri sushi are with tuna, shrimp, eel, squid, octopus and fried egg. Norimaki sushi are rice and seafood, etc. rolled in dried seaweed sheets. There are varieties of sushi rolls differing in ingredients and thickness. Temaki sushi is literally hand rolls, are cones made of nori seaweed and filled with sushi rice, seafood and vegetables.
The fish served with sushi is raw. The very thinly sliced raw fish which is served with sushi is never compromised. Sushi is the most significant dish that represents Japanese cuisine. The word Sushi means something that tastes sour.
Sushi is low in fat and high in protein. Avocado, cucumber and carrots are most popular veggies used in sushi. Green Tea is invariably served together with sushi. White or brown rice can be used in making sushi. Sushi has the ability to enhance the immunity system and it helps to raise the production of the Red Blood Cells. Sushi is high in healthy Omega-3 fatty acids.
Sushi is traditionally eaten with fingers; although many people use chopsticks. There are many different components to Japanese etiquette when it comes to dining. Leaving a messy plate is considered rude and shows a lack of respect for the staff.when dining out, never try to tip the staff. A tip can make the expert sushi chefs feel degraded.