Poké Some More!

Poké Salad

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Poké Salad originated in Hawaii, then became a big thing in the United States and now is becoming trendy in Australia and other countries.

Change is here! People nowadays want healthy food, so let’s get to discover this kind of salad.

What is Poké?

Poké pronounced as “Po-Kay” is a staple seafood dish that originated from Hawaii with a Japanese influence.

Poké means to cut or slice, and this is what you will do to the raw fish of your preference.

Raw fish will be seasoned with local flavors such as sesame oil, soy sauce, and onions.

Add some vegetables or fruits for a healthier salad. [Read more…]

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The Notorious Delight Called Fugu


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In Endless Summer’s  “Top 6 Exotic Foods You Must Try Once in Your LifeEs Guest introduces fugu, a fish dish from Japan. It is probably one of the most exotic fish dishes ever to grace any dining table. Guest says, “Fugu is equally famous as Kobe beef, but not for the same reason. This fish has a deadly reputation: When not prepared properly, it can kill the one who eats it in seconds. Fugu fish contains poisonous tetrodotoxin in its organs and has to be sliced in a very precise way. But apparently, the risk is worth taking, for the fish’s flesh is indescribably delicious…”

The Delicate Process Involved in Preparing Fugu

Fugu is the Japanese term for a dish prepared made from pufferfish or blowfish, which comes from Takifugu, Lagocephalus, or Sphoeroides. Fugu is served as sashimi or chirinabe, a one-pot dish consisting of fish and vegetables. Preparing fugu is a delicate process strictly controlled by the government. Rigid three-year training is required for chefs to qualify as fugu preparers, because errors in the procedure can lead to accidental death. [Read more…]

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Japanese Food on a Conveyor Belt

Sushi conveyor belt

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Food on a conveyor belt? You heard it right! This is the Japanese innovation to fast food service, and it is a method that allows people to stay seated throughout a meal, choosing dishes as they go without having to order each additional plate.

Restaurants that opt for conveyor belt sushi are usually advertised as kaiten-sushi (rotation sishi) or kuru kuru sushi  (sushi-go-round) in Japan. In Australia, these restaurants are sometimes called sushi trains, and in the United States, these are referred to as rotating sushi bars.

How the Conveyor Belt Meal Works

Ways of Wanderers writer Jessica Dawdy shares her experience on this innovative approach to quick service, handmade Japanese food in How to Eat Conveyor Belt Sushi. [Read more…]

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