Is what you are eating really what you think it is? Seafood fraud is pervasive, and the sushi you think you are eating may really be a different fish than you think.http://www.sushifaq.com/sushiotaku/2012/12/17/sushi-are-you-getting-what-you-are-paying-for/
Monday, December 17, 2012
Thursday, December 06, 2012
Nutritional InformationFor those of you who are Genji Express lovers (Most Whole Foods serve their sushi) Here is some nutritional information for their sushi items.
All data can now be found at Sushifaq.com - sushi and sashimi calories.
Wednesday, December 05, 2012
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
A gigantic bluefin tuna, destined for sushi plates around the world, has been caught off the coast of Nova Scotia. Over 20,000 pieces of sushi will come from this fish.http://www.sushifaq.com/sushiotaku/2012/11/28/massive-bluefin-tuna-caught-off-nova-scotia/
Sunday, November 25, 2012
While not a record breaker, this huge fish will no doubt end up on the plates of Japanese sushi aficionados, and will fetch a hefty price. Being a bluefin tuna, the increasingly endangered species, it will command a hefty price in Japan, where the flavorful sushi made from its deep red flesh is much sought after. I hope they enjoy it as in 10 years or so there will be no more bluefin tuna to catch in the Atlantic as the species is so close to commercial extinction that the only toro to be found will be from the odd fisherman who is lucky enough to catch one while trolling.
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Mamosas and and bowl of ikura topped off the afternoon, and while I wasn't sure how the dinner would progress, progress it did. A rest composed of conversation and laughter, and then back to the sushi bar we went. My son, an avid sushi fan, piled his plate high with salmon sashimi and nori maki, while I stuck to nigiri sushi and sashimi, and a few different styles of tuna. Unfortunately there was no toro to be found, but that's to be expected at a buffet. The good stuff doesn't come out unless the wallet opens wide, and at a prix fixe meal, you can be sure to find only the basics.
The sushi was pretty good, and it was a very pleasant thanksgiving, even without the traditional turkey. It may be something that we will do again next year. No clean up, no hassle, and good food with good people. We can still give thanks with a plateful of sushi as well as we can with the turkey, gravy and mashed potatoes.
Friday, November 23, 2012
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
A review of the sushi-ya Jako Japanese Restaurant in Vancouver, British Colombia.http://www.sushifaq.com/sushiotaku/2012/11/13/sushi-retaurant-review-jako-japanese-restaurant-vancouver-b-c/
Friday, November 09, 2012
Tuesday, November 06, 2012
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Albacore tuna, also known as shiro maguro (white tuna) by the Japanese, is an extremely versatile fish that is delightful as sashimi, but may also be smoked, grilled, or broiled. Not to be confused with super white tuna (escolar or butterfish), albacore tuna is heart healthy fish that is mild in flavor and less firm than yellowfin tuna. Some chefs prefer to make the meat seem firmer by searing the outside of the entire albacore fillet, and immediately immersing in cold water. This technique tightens the flesh and intensifies the flavor for albacore sushi fans who prefer a more steak-like texture.http://www.sushinut.com/sushi-fish/albacore-tuna
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
A great place to buy yellowtail (hamachi). Yellowtail, or hamachi, is a fatty, delicate fish raised specifically for sushi and sashimi in Japan. A relative of tuna, hamachi is known as an “affluent” fish; much like Kobe beef, they are raised in a relaxed, pampered environment promoting a fatty and delicate texture. The benefit of farming is a higher fat content and improved quality of meat.http://www.sushinut.com/sushi-fish/yellowtail-hamachi
Wednesday, August 01, 2012
Ahi Tuna, also know as Yellowfin Tuna or Maguro, is the most popular sushi ingredient in America. Our Maguro is extremely tender and sweet, making it perfect for sushi and sashimi. One of the healthiest choices among sushi grade fish, our Ahi Tuna is cut from the fish loin (akami), the same used in restaurants for nigiri.http://www.sushinut.com/sushi-fish/ahi-tuna-maguro
The definitive guide to sushi, sashimi, making sushi at home and it's calorie and nutritional information
The Sushi FAQ is devoted to sushi and sashimi. Learn about its health benefits, nutritional information (calories), and how to make sushi at home.http://www.sushifaq.com/
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
This recipe for tobiko with a raw quail egg is fun to eat, and the creamy yolk compliments the tobiko exceptionally well.http://www.sushifaq.com/roll_recipe/tobiko-with-quail-egg-yolk-recipe/
Monday, July 30, 2012
hy are people so entertained by Justin Bieber eating sushi?http://www.sushifaq.com/sushiotaku/2012/07/30/justin-bieber-eating-sushi-is-just-not-relevant-to-anyone/
Monday, July 23, 2012
If you like scallop sushi (hotategai) than you'll have to see the size of this scallop to believe it.http://www.sushifaq.com/sushiotaku/2012/07/23/the-largest-sushi-scallop-hotategai-youve-ever-seen/
Sushinut.com offers an excellent selection of premium sushi grade fish, sushi kits, sushi equipment, and sushi making accessories for making sushi at home.http://www.sushinut.com/
The Sushi FAQ is devoted to sushi, sashimi, and related Japanese food. Learn all about sushi and sashimi and its health benefits, as well as how to make sushi at home.http://www.sushifaq.com/
What is omakase sushi? Omakase describes a particularly unique dining experience, where you are in the hands of the sushi chef.http://www.sushifaq.com/basic-sushi-experience-information/omakase-sushi/
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Calories in sushi including all your favorite types of sushi, rolls, and sashimi, along with fat, carbs, fiber, and protein. Weight watchers points are included now as well.http://www.sushifaq.com/sushi-health/calories-in-sushi/
Fish oil may offset the damage from a diet high in sugarhttp://www.omega3faq.com/omega3news/2012/07/fish-oil-may-offset-the-damage-from-a-diet-high-in-sugar/