Outside of Japan, sushi is probably the most famous Japanese dish that we know. Sushi is said to be high in protein and low in fat as the main ingredients of sushi is raw fish and rice. However, the same cannot always be said of the sushi that we buy in the UK, as they increasingly feature ingredients like avocado, crab sticks and mayonnaise which are non-traditional.
A couple of us at Quotesearcher are fans of eating sushi for lunch, which is usually just a pack from a supermarket. So when we saw an offer that came through in our inbox for a discount at Satori Sushi, we decided to go for it!
Once we got to the restaurant, we were seated next to the sushi conveyor belt and were not exactly sure what the different foods or fish were. Then the waitress handed us the sushi menu which made us even more confused, as there was a wide range of sushi to choose from including Sashimi, Temaki, Gunken, Nigri, Maki and Temakie.
However, after studying the menu I took a couple of the Nigiri sushis off the belt, which can be described as vinegar rice topped with a nice slab of raw tuna and salmon. They were delicious and it seems I found a new love for the kick of wasabi! Off the menu I ordered the Sashimi sushi, which is raw fish sliced and served by itself. The meat was chunky and tasted fresh which surprisingly made me quite full.
We also decided to order a portion of mixed tempura to share between us, which consisted of lightly battered mixed fish and vegetables including asparagus, carrots, courgettes and peppers which all get a thumbs up.
When people think of a sushi restaurant, they usually think of raw fish. However, this isn’t always true as my colleague discovered after ordering a Katsu Curry alongside the tempura. This admittedly, wasn’t very adventurous coming to a sushi restaurant and not ordering any fish! However, she enjoyed her food!
There aren’t as many authentic sushi restaurants around as the Quotesearcher team would like. This may be because it takes a while for chefs to be trained on how to make sushi, the costs of running the restaurants including hiring staff, the rising cost of energy, finding cheap restaurant insurance and the cost of supplies.
We love sushi but don’t want to place unnecessary harm on the environment. Therefore, finding out more information about the fish that you eat and making sure they are not on the risk list will make a difference. Also, it’s good to find out how restaurants monitor their sustainability and if they offer approved and sustainable wild fisheries products.