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Vegetarian Sushi Is a Great Alternative

October 5, 2018

Most people make the mistake of assuming that all sushi needs to include some amount of fish to truly be sushi. This idea, however, couldn’t be farther from the truth! Sushi is a blanket term in Japanese cuisine that refers to a number of dishes that include nori, which is a vegan seaweed wrap, and vinegar-soaked rice. Whether you’re a lifelong vegetarian or vegan or simply don’t like the taste of fish, there are a number of sushi rolls that you can still enjoy the next time that you go out to your favorite sushi place in Phoenix, AZ. In... View Article

The Popularity of Japanese Food in the United States

September 3, 2018

You may be surprised to learn that Japanese food has not always been so commonplace in the United States. The reason this may be surprising to you is because it can often seem that every street corner has a sushi restaurant, ramen shop or teriyaki joint, and Japanese food is always at your fingertips. In the 19th century history of the United States, Japanese food began its migration to the U.S. through its many Japanese-American immigrants. Still, the Japanese culture and food traditions remained relatively insular to those particular communities. It wasn’t until after World War II that Japanese food... View Article

What’s the Difference Between Hot and Cold Sake?

June 6, 2018

Sake is an ancient alcoholic beverage unlike any other—at its core, sake is a wine brewed from a grain. Sake is made using fermented rice. While sake boasts a texture and mouthfeel similar to wine, its brewing process is akin to that of beer. It’s made by converting the starch in rice to sugars, which are then converted to alcohol through yeast fermentation. Prior to brewing, the rice is polished, so as to remove the bran. The first known mention of sake in Japan dates back to the 3rd century, though it’s believed that rice fermentation practices date back even... View Article

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