Archive for September, 2009

Making Sushi at Home, part 5: seafood

To westerners the word “sushi” implies sushi rolls with fish toppings, or sushi rolls with fish inside, outside or both. And while it’s true that the origins of sushi were the result of people trying to preserve fish, a lot of “sushi” served in Japan actually features vegetables. Tuna is the most popular fish ingredient […]

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Matsuri Sushi, Coral Gables FL

Rating: Matsuri Japanerse Restaurant5759 Bird RdCoral Gables, FL  33155 Every now and then you find a place, hidden away from the tourists, that rises to local legend status. Matsuri is that kind of sushi restaurant. They’re located in a nondescript strip mall with a totally ineffective sign out front – no way to see this […]

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Making Sushi at Home, part 4: sushi rice

You may recall us mentioning that the rice is the most important ingredient; the heart and soul of the sushi. Preparing the sushi rice well is critical to the outcome. Apprentices used to spend the first couple of years mastering the techniques of sushi rice preparation, but you should be able to produce good sushi […]

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How we assign rankings for sushibars

OK time for a bit of transparency around our sushi restaurant rankings. When we review a sushibar we always assign a ranking on a scale of zero to five. We may rank it differently on a subsequent visit. You probably disagree with the ranking frequently. Such is the nature of reviewing restaurants. Freshness/quality of seafood […]

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Making Sushi at Home, part 3: equipment

Almost ready to start making delicious sushi rolls, but first a few words about the equipment you’ll need. As with preparing all great foods, making great sushi requires using the proper equipment. The sushi knife is the most cherished possession of the itamai (sushi chef) and likely the most expensive as well. Don’t worry though, […]

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Sushi Yama, Boca Raton

Sushi Yama7050 W Palmetto Park RdBoca Raton, FL 33433 Rating: Welcome to another sushi review, this time the Sushi Yama in Boca Raton FL in the shopping center on the southwest corner of Powerline and Palmetto Park roads. Sushi Yama is a great place to hang out for late night sushi. It stays open until […]

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