Monday, August 24, 2009

Is Gefilte Fish the origin of Sushi?

What? You probably thought about this before? Gefilte fish is the Jewish sushi, or Japanese sushi is just a version of gefilte fish.

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I mean, just like in your sushi, the gefilte fish offers pieces of boneless fish. The fish is poached (yes, sushi is raw but first – you can not tell me that a gefilta fish doesn’t feel raw and have you ever heard about tempura?)

Later on the gefilta fish is stuffed into the round shape skin – just like sushi is made using a round shape sea weed. Then you put a carrot on top of the gefilte and there’s planty of carrots in sushi. Last but not least – the serving.

Come on! Sushi comes with soy sauce and gefilte? The weird jell thingy… And the wasabi? What do you say about chrain? Horseradish? It’s the same thing! Could it be that the Japanese are a lost Ashkenazi tribe?

Also, the Orthodox just love the kosher sushi and there are also Shabbos Sushi platters – you can’t say that this story doesn’t smell fishy…

Although we're short of gefilte fish, you can still get your Kosher sushi fix at Sushi K Bar and don't forget to visit us online at The freshest Quality Sushi in Town.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Kampai! Have a glass of Kosher Sake

Sake is a famous Japanese rice wine. The traditional alcoholic beverage is found in many sushi bars and restaurants and the making of sake started hundreds of years ago.

The process of making Sake resembles the brewing of beer. Polished rice is soaked in water, boiled and steamed and mixed with yeast. After a couple of weeks the solid substance is removed from the sake liquid which than rests, matures and distilled with water.

Sake is served in a ceramic container and poured into small ceramic cups. Depending on how you like it – sake can be served hot, cold or at room temperature. You’d probably prefer hot sake during the winter, but you should know that quality sake looses some of its taste and aroma when served hot, so it is recommended to drink more expensive sake cold or at room temperature.

Sake can be kosher. There are is kosher sake available on the market such as Hatsukuru sake and although there is no rabbi present in this footage, we thought you'd be interested to know how sake is made:

Come get your Kosher sushi fix right at The freshest Quality Sushi in Town.

Monday, August 10, 2009

How to eat Sashimi?

Sashimi is a Japanese delicacy, which is basically nothing more than very fresh and very raw fish. The fish is sliced to thin pieces and served with all the Japanese goodies such as soy sauce, ginger and wasabi.

Sashimi stands for “pierced meat” or “pierced body” and in a Japanese restaurant you’ll find it as an appetizer or a main dish.

There are two ways to eat sashimi. One method claims that you should pour a little bit of soy sauce into the small sauce dish, mix in wasabi and dip the fish in the sauce. Others say that you should take a small amount of wasabi and put it on the fish. Than dip the sashimi in the soy platter and eat the piece in one bite, enjoying the mixture of the three flavors. It’s important to apply only a small amount of soy and wasabi – you still want to taste the fish, don’t you?

But we don't really care how you eat our delightful sashimi as long as you eat it. Get your Kosher sushi fix right here and don't forget to visit us online at The freshest Quality Sushi in Town.

Monday, August 3, 2009

White Rice Vs. Brown Rice

It’s funny how years ago the whole wheat bread was a poor man’s food. Today, we all know that whole wheat breads are much healthier than white breads, and grain bread is even more expensive now.

Same goes with rice. For years we’ve been eating just white rice and now there are so many kinds of rice to choose from. Two kinds of rice that are questionable are white rice and brown rice. When rice is being processed – its outer layer is removed from the grain. For white rice, there is a removal of additional layers and polishing of the rice’s grain.

So brown rice is more of a whole rice because you are left with the barn. Just like in breads – it’s mostly a matter of taste although white rice cooks faster as well.

So what’s the nutritional difference? Brown rice, like most whole grains, has more fiber than white rice and also contains extra goodies and vitamins.

Are you ready to make the switch? In a quality sushi restaurant you get order brown rice sushi. Try it. It may be funny at first, but many people who discover brown rice fall in love with its earthy taste.

At Sushi K Bar you can get your sushi rolled up with brown rice. For the best, kosherest sushi Log on to

Monday, July 20, 2009

How to make Kosher Sushi Rice?

Making sushi rice takes a little more than just boiling rice and water. First of all, we need a good sushi rice, which usually says “sushi rice” or California short grain rice. Sushi rice is cooked with less water because we want to be the rice dry. Why? So it will take in and absorb the delicate tastes and seasoning. But not to dry… Let’s say it should be enough dry to separate but individually sticky.

How do you do it? You take 4 cups of rice and a little less than 4 cups of water. You will also need ¼ of kosher rice vinegar, 1 ½ tablespoon salt and 1 tablespoon full of sugar.

Wash the rice, drain and drain for 10 minutes.
Let the rice steam in the cooker for 40 minutes.
Put the rice in a wooden bowl (or non-metallic) and pour the vinegar, sugar and salt. Toss the rice and cool the rice, covering it with a paper towel.

After the rice cooled down, try and shape it in your fingers. If it falls apart, it means it’s too wet and you need to use less vinegar or water.

Or you can check out this step by step video tutorial:

Or you can just go and get your Kosher sushi fix at the freshest Quality Sushi in Town.

Monday, July 13, 2009

How to make the Obama Sushi Roll?

Last week we've blogged about the world craziest sushi. Turns out that one sushi caught your attention and it was the Obama Roll. Many of our hungry readers were interested to know whether the Obama sushi was real, and if we serve it. Well, it is real but we don't think that eating the Prez is kosher.

Anyway, for all of our dedicated readers, here's the Obama roll, step by step. The roll was made by Chef Ken Kawazumi, in Tokyo. Everybody say konnichiwa to the Chef...

As you can see below, the Chef used black sesame seeds for the hair, and amaboko(processed fish paste) for the mouth and teeth. The President's skin was made out of brown rice.

But wait! There's more. The Chef decided to go and make the American Flag. He used rice as the white background and tuna for the red stripes.

To finish the deal, he created another American icon out of yellow rice:

And the final result was more than just a portrait of Obama, it was a tribute to the US of A :

If you must know, the cars' windows are made out of cucumber, and front lights are made of burdock root:

Can you do a creative sushi? A roll that looks just like JFK? Your mom? The Empire State building? Yes you can! Feel free to share your ideas with us and remember that from Brooklyn Sushi to New York Sushi and even Kosher Sushi, Sushi K Bar knows it all. Get your Kosher sushi fix right here and don't forget to visit us online at The freshest Quality Sushi in Town.

Saturday, July 11, 2009