If you’ve ever had a slight panic over the suggestion of a dinner at a sushi restaurant with friends, you may benefit from a crash course on this popular Japanese cuisine. Learning more about the different types of rolls can help you find your favorite flavor and develop a taste for sushi. Here are four great tips for transforming yourself from sushi novice to sushi guru:
- Begin with Traditional Rolls: If the sight of chili-crusted roll with an exotic sauce on it is intimidating, turn to more traditional options like a California or Spicy Tuna Roll. If raw fish turns you away most, begin with cooked rolls like tempura-battered or grilled shrimp and squid. Vegetable rolls are also a great starter for sushi beginners.
- Choose Less Oily Fish: Many novices consider the fishy smell and taste of certain seafood to be a deal-breaker. Options like scallops, halibut, tuna, and squid are milder than mackerel or other particularly oily fish. The milder options are popular sushi menu items and often available in restaurants.
- Have a Chat with Chefs and Servers: If you’re still a bit confused or uncertain about the menu or the perfect roll for your taste, approach the server for a suggestion. You can also take a seat at the bar and speak to the chef personally about his or her recommendations for a milder palette.
- Taste Test with Friends: There’s no greater support system than a few friends. If you’re hoping to take a greater risk in your sushi order, ask friends to help you make your choice. Good friends know what your taste buds crave and could eliminate the options you may not care for.
Once you’ve developed a taste for sushi, your dining possibilities are endless. The sushi and specialty sushi rolls at Penthouse 808 embrace the traditional as well as bold and exotic flavors of Pan Asian cuisine. To learn more about Ravel Hotel’s one of a kind rooftop restaurant, call us today at (718) 289-6118.