Tuesday, November 11, 2014

A Saleh Stevens Sushi Primer

Yesterday was my 7 year anniversary. My wife loves sushi so we decided to go to Omakase Sushi. If you don't know, Omakase is a Japanese word that means essentially, "you choose".

Sushi is the Japanese art of wrapping fish in seaweed. The Japanese have been doing this for a long time, and in the last 50 years it has become popular across the world and especially in the united states.

The idea is that the chef gets to choose what he serves you. This is especially important if the chef chooses his own fish. Here in Los Angeles, that happens sometimes, but it's not common.

In most great Japanese sushi restaurants, the sushi chef spends each morning at the fish market with his supplier looking over tuna and other speciality sushi grade fish.

Most tuna used in Sushi is aged before being frozen, you wouldn't know it, but straight out of the water tuna doesn't have much flavor! 2-6 days later they freeze it to about -2 degrees and then slice and package it for transport.

I don't know how I got off topic, but we really loved the sushi and Omakase, Happy Anniversary!

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