Infographic: A Beginner's Guide to Sushi

June 29, 2013

If you are new to the wonder world of sushi, this infographic will help you learn the basics of the Japanese food. From Blu on the Avenue Restaurant, the infographic provides sushi newbies with everything they need to know before visiting their first sushi restaurant. 

Sushi doesn't necessarily mean raw fish. It usually includes vegetables, fish and seasoned rice. Sushi is served with a side of wasabi and ginger. And, those thin slices of fish that are served without rice are called sashimi. 

During your first visit to a sushi restaurant, start with cooked fish like eel, shrimp or clams. Then have a taste of fish-free sushi rolls like cucumber, avocado and other vegetables. When you're ready to try your hand at raw fish, start with fish you are familiar with. Also stick to mild tastes like tuna or scallops. To get the hang of eating sushi rolls, start with smaller sizes and don't forget that rolls should be eaten in one moutful. 

Learn more about sushi basics in the infographic below. 

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