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A Beginner’s Guide To Ordering Sushi

A Beginner’s Guide To Ordering Sushi

Sushi is a popular food all over the world. With that said, there are some who are intimidated by the idea of eating raw fish.

If you want to give it a shot, yet you are unsure of where to start, this guide should be quite helpful.

Ordering Tips

The first thing you should understand about ordering sushi is the fact that is easy to order too much.

Since many types of sushi include rice, it is easy to fill up without having a lot.

There are 5 different types of sushi: maki, uramaki, temaki, sashimi and nigiri.

If you are a beginner, ordering one of the first three in that list would be your best bet.

This is because sashimi is raw fish served alone with no rice, sauce or vegetables. Nigiri has rice, but there is no sauce or vegetables.

Since the idea of eating large amounts of uncooked fish is probably overwhelming to you, having other ingredients means you are more likely to enjoy it.

You should probably order one roll the first time you try sushi since each roll is cut into six or eight pieces.

Bring a sushi-loving friend along so they can eat the remainder if you do not like what you selected.

What To Get

Now that you have a good idea of how things work, it is time to figure out what to ask for when you are making your selection.

Following are some types of sushi that many people find to be quite tasty and not so intimidating:

California Rolls

This is a solid choice because it is filled with imitation crab, cucumber and avocado.

The fact that there is no uncooked fish inside makes it an ideal place to start.

There are some of these that are orange in colour because they have fish eggs on the outside, but it does not affect the flavour much, so do not let this scare you.

Spicy Tuna Roll

The tuna in this roll is raw, but there is a spicy sauce on it that makes it really tasty and less frightening than eating plain, uncooked tuna.

There is cucumber inside the roll, so you do not have to worry about being overwhelmed by the spiciness of the roll.


This roll is made of eel, which may sound horrifying to those who are not familiar with it, but it is quite delicious.

It is fully cooked, so there is no need to be afraid of rawness. In addition, it has a glaze on it that tastes similar to teriyaki sauce.

Veggie Rolls

If the fish is too much for you and it is essential that you start as slow as possible, there are veggie rolls that do not contain any fish at all.

Once you try some of these, it may be easier for you to graduate to something else.

This is also an ideal option for anyone who is interested in sushi, yet they have allergies or an aversion to fish.

Salmon Maki

Those who are adventurous and want to try something that is fish-centric should enjoy this. The reason this is a great choice is that salmon is a mild fish.

It is light and does not leave an aftertaste that most would find offensive.

Sushi may seem really intimidating, especially if you are not keen on the idea of eating raw fish.

With that said, using what you have learned here should make it easier to try something new. If you make a selection you are not happy with, do not give up.

There are sushi options out there that can delight even the pickiest eater; you just have to find them.

If you are in Melbourne and want to enjoy an authentic Japanese culinary experience, you simply can’t go past Kobe Teppanyaki in Doncaster East.

For reservations please call us today on 03 9841 9889 or visit here https://www.kobeteppanyaki.com.au/booking for bookings and enquiries.

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