What’s Not To Love About Sushi & Sashimi?

No, really if you love food and eating out as much as the next person, you should not have any difficulties quaffing on bite-sized chunks of sushi and sashimi. If you consider yourself something of a gormandizer, you won’t be indulging yourself in sushi vs sashimi food contests. You’ll just get on with enjoying something different and exotic for a change. There’ll always be those Friday evenings where you and your partner just cannot seem to decide where and what to eat.

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That’s okay, because once you’ve had your fill of month-end steak chunks, ribs, fries and onion rings, you’ll want to give your digestive tracts a healthy break. And that’s the thing about sashimi and sushi; it’s actually quite good for you. Whether you’ve tried this before or not, most readers by now have some idea what sushi’s all about. But what about sashimi? Is it any different? Well, sashimi is basically a very thinly sliced piece of gourmet seafood.

No other ingredients are added. The intention is to enjoy a single delicacy with its flavor maximized. If the sashimi has been prepared correctly by a trained and experienced sushi chef, this delicacy is safe enough to enjoy raw. Popular sashimi (fish) ingredients are currently salmon, tuna and yellowtail. Now, on to the main course. Sushi. Well, not that it could be considered a main course because to compare apples and oranges, it’s a whole lot smaller in size and volume than your standard-sized evening dinners.

No wonder the Japanese, in accordance with global health statistics, are so much healthier on average and living a lot longer too. Their standards of living are pretty high as well. No matter what other people might say, and don’t listen to them, the Japanese must be doing something right. In any event, sushi is a healthy meal that can be enjoyed by all, even by those who don’t particularly like fish.

And sushi is currently enjoying rave reviews by die-hard vegans. Note the difference between vegans and your common or garden vegetarians. Not just for health reasons alone, but for moral and spiritual reasons too, vegans refuse to eat a grain of anything that originates from animals of any kind. Not even snails? Well now. Anyway, the standard sushi roll has a delicate balance of fine ingredients, usually made up of rice marinated in vinegar.

The Japanese like to use rice wine vinegar. This is what gives the sushi roll its distinctive flavor. Vegans, do take note if you’re new to this. While sushi is traditionally enjoyed with fish, it can also be enjoyed with eggs and, wait for it, vegetables. Just vegetables and nothing else. How much healthier can a person eat if you take into account your gluten free alternative to standard grain rice. While sashimi’s ingredients are mainly raw, sushi’s can be either raw or cooked.

Well now. We’ve run out of time and space. And what do you know? It’s Friday. Be seeing you at the sushi bar.