Week 2: Japanese Sushi

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This week’s dish.
Ramen
Photo from:Photo from: http://www.justonecookbook.com/recipes/spicy-shoyu-ramen/ unagi
tempura shrimp
Photo from: http://www.zmenu.com/fuki-sushi-palo-alto-online-menu/dish-28241 tempura shrimp
unagi
Photo from: http://wow-cook.com/recipe/detail.php?ID=711&SECTION_ID=197

Konnichiwa! Sushi is the food choice of this week. Honestly I think that if I were to live off one type of cultural food it would have to be sushi, because it is something that my tastebuds cannot be tired of. Sushi consists of vinegared rice and a combinations of ingredients such as vegetables, seafood, and sometimes fruits. These ingredients are held together by the sticky fingered rice and seaweed. Have you ever tried sushi with our vinegar in the rice? If you haven’t it tastes incomplete and blah, so the vinegar is crucial in sushi. The type of sushi that I ate recently was the California Roll; which contains crabmeat, cucumber, and avocado as the main ingredients. I would suggest you guys to try this roll if it is your first time trying sushi, since it is a good beginner roll. This dish cannot be compared to any other culture food because the taste and looks are different in a special way. Sushi can be a form of art, since the appearance is just as important as the flavour. My attempt of making sushi was difficult at first but I got the hang of it; some chefs take years to master the craft of sushi.

One California Roll equals to six pieces and the whole roll is about 255 calories and contains 7 grams of fat. To determine if sushi is healthy or not we have to take a look at the fillings, so in this case crabmeat, cucumber, and avocado are healthy ingredients. Crab meat is a good source of omega 3 which benefits the heart, normalizes and regulates your cholesterol and triglyceride levels, and maximizes a child’s intellectual potential. The cucumber and avocado has a lot of nutrients, minerals, and antioxidants that help prevent cancer, promote joint health, can cure diabetes, reduces cholesterol, and control blood pressure.

The California Roll a very simple and appetizing roll that I like, but today I would also like to share with you guys some of my most favourite Japanese dishes. It is up to you whether you will like to prepare these dishes or order them at a restaurant, but either way I hope that you enjoy them as much as I do. The recipes will be linked down below:

http://www.justonecookbook.com/recipes/shrimp-tempura/

http://www.justonecookbook.com/recipes/spicy-shoyu-ramen/

http://sushiday.com/archives/2006/12/18/unagi-roll/

Thank you for reading! Please feel free to comment down below what your favourite cultural food is, and what dishes would like me to try and review.

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