Although we’re experts in sushi, Sushi Inc. loves all Japanese food. Today’s blog will focus on some of our favorites. We are open to anyone who is in St. Petersburg and looking for delicious sushi.
There is no better Japanese food than sushi to start this list. We’ve already mentioned that great sushi (sushi and Shou Si si, Qi) is an art form. Simply put, sushi is raw fish, vinegared and topped with toppings. There are many types of sushi available, and there are sushi bars around the globe that offer delicious and unique rolls. Stop by Sushi Inc. if you want to try some of St. Petersburg’s best sushi!
You will find ramen almost everywhere you go in Japan if you visit it, which is something you should do. Ramen (or ramen) is a tasty noodles soup that is both very popular in Japan and also one of Japan’s most affordable foods. This is an amazing combination, we think. Another great thing about visiting Japan is the opportunity to try all of the regional versions of this famous dish.
Tempura is a combination of seafood and vegetables that are battered and then fried in oil. This seems like a Japanese traditional food that has been around for hundreds of years. But it’s not. Tempura was actually a Portuguese dish brought over by Jesuit missionaries. They introduced Japan to the revolutionary art of batter-frying fish.
Udon (or udon) is a thick, wheat flour noodles. Udon are chewier and slightly thicker than ramen. There are many restaurants in Japan that specialize in making udon. Udon can be served hot or cold in these restaurants, along with soups and other ingredients, as well as with meat, eggs, and vegetables. It is a dish where loud slurping is a must when you eat it.
Shabu-shabu (shiyabushiyabu), is not only a fun dish to pronounce, but also incredibly delicious. You can add slices of meat, seafood, vegetables, or other ingredients to this Japanese-style hot pot to make a hot soup. Fun fact: The onomatopoeia name comes from the sound that thin slices of meat make while being stirred in the broth with chopsticks.
Ookonomiyaki (oHao MiShao Ki) is a Japanese classic. It’s a combination of a pancake, a pizza, an omelette and a pie. Although it is most well-known in Osaka and Hiroshima, you can find it all over Japan. You can find large hot plates built into some okonomiyaki restaurants that allow patrons to make their own okonomiyaki.
Tonkatsu, like hambaga, is another dish that has Western influences. Tonkatsu (Tun katsu), is a pork cutlet that has been deep fried and breaded. It is a European-inspired dish, but the Japanese attention to detail and use of fresh ingredients gives it a unique Japanese flavor. You can often have it with miso soup and some cabbage. You should try the kurobuta tonkatsu if you have the chance to visit Kagoshima.
Every culture seems to have a version of meat on sticks. Japanese food is no exception. Yakitori (Shao kiNiao ), skewered grilled meats, usually chicken, that have been seasoned and sauced before being grilled, sometimes over charcoal. It is simple, delicious, and loved by all. It is important to remember that yakitori can be made from any part of the chicken. If you don’t like eating gizzards or skin, organs, or other less-popular parts, this dish is not for you.
We hope this blog has helped you understand Japanese cuisine and inspired you to plan a trip to Japan. If this is not possible, but you still want to savor delicious sushi and other Japanese delights, then stop by Sushi Inc. in St. Petersburg!
Sushi Inc is a vibrant restaurant that offers what is considered the best sushi in St Petersburg. Opening its doors in 2013 and becoming a local staple by offering live music, traditional hand-rolled sushi and a friendly atmosphere, our guests always have a top notch experience. Customers love our award-winning, fresh and creative Sushi rolls, Nigiri, and Sashimi. With a larger selection of tempura, non-Sushi, and teriyaki options, we can accommodate every taste.