To Sushi or Not to Sushi

su·shi
ˈso͞oSHē/
noun
sushi
  1. a Japanese dish consisting of small balls or rolls of vinegar-flavored cold cooked rice served with a garnish of raw fish, vegetables, or egg.

For the longest time, I could not get past the idea of eating raw fish… it completely grossed me out. But, I also try to live by the philosophy of trying things at least once before I decide against it…so that’s exactly what I did! I’ve newly been introduced to sushi myself within the past year or so, which means I am by no means a sushi connoisseur, but I would like to share the joy of sushi I have experienced with the rest of you! (And hopefully give you a few helpful tips if you are a first time sushi consumer)

Try cooked items first. That’s exactly what I did! I ordered a chow mein noodle bowl, because I knew it was something I already had tried and liked. There is absolutely nothing wrong with taking a few baby steps and slowly wading into the water.
Try the fish items that you already know and are familiar with. If you’ve always been a salmon person, try the sushi with salmon. There’s always time to test the waters and take risks later. You want your first impression to be a somewhat delicious one. If you aren’t into fish at all, go for one of the vegetarian options. I actually started with a vegetarian cucumber avocado sushi roll, because the idea of raw fish had still not warmed up to me.
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Then you can get into the classic California roll.
A California roll is a makizushi, a kind of sushi roll, usually made inside-out, containing cucumber, crab meat or imitation crab, and avocado. In some countries it is made with mango or banana instead of avocado.

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I think this has to be my favourite kind of sushi, mostly because it is simple yet scrumptious. It just has the perfect combination of fish and veggie, in my opinion. (I also love crab)

After that, start taking a few daring risks.  You won’t know whether or not you like it until you try it anyways. There are so many sushi options out there; you are bound to find at least one you like. I have no clue what all the different kinds of sushi are, so I’m not even going to try and explain that to you. Instead, enjoy this chart below! 🙂

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I am going to leave you with an awesome sushi restaurant recommendation: 168 Sushi Asian Buffet Bar. It’s on Oxford St. here in London. Hop on the 10 and you’re good to go! Happy sushi eating everyone!

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