What dishes go well with sushi? What do they eat sushi and rolls with?
Sushi and rolls are traditional Japanese dishes with rice as the main ingredient. They have become so popular that they can often be seen on a festive table or at a romantic dinner.
If you are planning any celebration with sushi and rolls as the main course, be sure to check out our online restaurant. We are ready to offer you a wide range of rolls, sushi and sets, including those with a festive decoration. They will suit even the most picky gourmets. In a short time, we will arrange delivery for you, and you will receive fresh and high-quality food at an affordable price.
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How to set the table according to oriental traditions
In order not to be considered a person who does not understand anything in Japanese traditions, you need to know what sushi and rolls are eaten with. Self-prepared or ordered oriental dishes are not the only thing you need for a pleasant evening. It is necessary to take care in advance of creating an environment that will correspond to all the traditions of the homeland of these dishes.
Table setting is the first and most important thing to create a Japanese atmosphere. To fully enjoy an exquisite dish, first you need to choose the right tableware, because each type of sushi must have its own plate.
Sushi is usually served on a porcelain or wooden platter that is square in shape. If you are a fan of Japanese food, then you probably have special dishes - a plate of sushioka, a bamboo tray, or a wooden geta board. Next to the main plate should be a sauce bowl called seyuzaru, sometimes a sauce jug is used instead. In addition, it is necessary to have a stand for chopsticks on the table - hashioki.
Table setting rules for rolls are almost the same as for sushi. But you still need to know exactly what you can put on the table with rolls.
In addition to the main plate, a tray that serves as a napkin, sauce bowls and chopstick holders, you can decorate the table with sprigs of herbs, carved figures from vegetables or fruits. True, it is worth remembering the basic rule of the Japanese - everything that is on the table must be edible.
The main condition for a properly served table is the minimum occupied space on the table top. For pragmatic Japanese, it is unacceptable to pile up on the table, in which one of those present may not reach the main course.
Make sure there are an odd number of cutlery on the table. The Japanese are very superstitious, but in order to follow their traditions, it is not necessary to know why even numbers are prohibited.
Sticks should be placed on a stand (hasioki) or on a table so that their thin ends are turned to the left.
After observing all these rules and after receiving the order from our courier, you can start eating.
What is served with sushi and rolls
Japanese cuisine is so versatile that each one is served with its own seasonings and sauces. If there are sushi or rolls with the addition of other ingredients, you can fully reveal the taste, as well as give the dish a special aroma and specific taste - exactly the same as the Japanese masters seek. First, you need to figure out what is eaten with sushi.
The most popular spices for sushi and rolls are:
Soy sauce. This is one of the main spices, without which it is not possible to eat Japanese dishes. The sauce gives them a characteristic, slightly salty taste. It is often used as an addition to fish or meat products, because it has a low calorie content and is great for most Japanese dishes. For the preparation of their culinary masterpieces, chefs do not use salt, so this dressing is indispensable. You might think that they eat soy sauce with sushi so that the dish does not seem bland or dry. That's right - try dry rolls without dipping in spicy sauce. In addition, complementing sushi and rolls with this dressing, you can improve digestion - a slight acidity helps the stomach to cope with the abundance of your favorite rolls. To make your dishes tastier and healthier the next time you order with us, do not forget about this delicious addition.
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Wasabi. It is also called Japanese horseradish. It adds incredible spice and is usually served with crab and salmon sushi. The seasoning is used in the preparation of sauces and rolls, with its help the chef creates an original look and gives an exquisite taste to the dish. Wasabi is a natural anti-microbial agent that also prevents tooth enamel breakdown and tooth decay.
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Ginger. Pickled ginger looks like tea rose petals and is quite suitable as a sushi snack. Its refreshing taste allows you to better experience the aroma of each of the types of Japanese dishes that you order in a set or separately. Therefore, before you start eating another type of sushi, you need to eat a thin strip of ginger root. Its fresh taste will give you all the notes of the next dish.
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Sesame. It is used mainly for decoration, most often the Japanese (and we) use white or black. This seasoning has a very pronounced taste and, in addition, useful - it contains such useful vitamins as B1 and E, as well as magnesium, zinc, iron, phosphorus and calcium. Sesame is a necessary addition to rolls and other rice dishes.
Rice vinegar. Has a sweetish taste and light aroma. It is used to marinate fish and rice. As for the benefits, it is a good remedy in the fight against toxins and cholesterol. Despite being a very expensive dressing, only real rice vinegar is used in our online restaurant.
Peanut sauce. For its preparation, use peanuts or real nuts, sesame seeds, sesame oil and a little lemon juice. Basically, this dressing is used in the preparation of salads or vegetable dishes; it is not often served with sushi.
If you ask our chefs what real connoisseurs eat rolls with, you will probably be given the answer "tempura". These are pieces of vegetables, mushrooms or seafood fried in batter.
Miso soup is another side dish for traditional Japanese dishes - sushi and rolls. It is prepared on the basis of a broth with the addition of miso paste - fermented soybean paste in combination with unrefined sea salt. Low-calorie miso soup has a beneficial effect on digestion. It saturates the body with many useful vitamins and minerals, and also prevents cancer.
Arranging friendly gatherings, where the main dish is sushi, sometimes it seems that there is too little food on the table. To solve this problem, you can prepare some kind of light vegetable snacks. You just need to know, for example, which salad to serve with sushi.
The main rule of serving sushi additions is that they should not interrupt the taste of the main dish. Therefore, Olivier will not work! But a salad made from one ingredient, for example, a cucumber, is what you need. This appetizer goes well with sushi and is quite simple to prepare. Cut one cucumber into thin long strips, then season it with soy sauce, sprinkle with sesame seeds - and you can serve it.
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Another sushi snack option is the Hiashi Wakame salad, which is also made from one ingredient - seaweed. The sea herbs are seasoned with soy sauce, sesame oil, lemon juice, hot red pepper flakes and sprinkled with sesame seeds on top. Appetizing and healthy.
If you don't want to bother with cooking, we offer a simple and tasty option - order both sushi and snacks from us. Our restaurant offers a large selection of various side dishes, drinks, sauces, salads. To properly arrange the table, just place an order with us. To do this, you need to call one of the indicated numbers or leave a request on the website, after which our specialist will contact you. So you can ask him what dishes are combined with sushi. We will help you choose the most suitable side dish and recommend a drink for the type of dish you choose.