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The Differences of Soft Shell Crab, Hard Shell Crab, and Krab

Have you ever noticed similar ingredients that are listed on a menu and wondered what the differences were? For instance, soft shell crab, crab, and krab are all commonly seen ingredients used in many Japanese signature sushi rolls. To help you becom…

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Dine with Us at Shogun for Your Next Date Night

With so many dining options to choose from in Orlando, it can be difficult to decide where to go for your date night. A Japanese restaurant is a great choice for its delicious menu items and signature cocktails in an atmosphere that’s anything but …

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The Emperor – A Shogun Specialty Dish

If you’re a seafood and steak lover, The Emperor gives you the best of both worlds on one plate by including our perfectly cooked lobster tail with the “king of steaks,” the filet mignon. It’s truly an amazing surf ‘n’ turf experience.

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5 Tips for Sushi Beginners

Have you been wanting to try sushi for the first time but are unsure of where to start? Maybe you’ve attempted to eat sushi once or twice before but aren’t entirely sure you like it. No matter what previous sushi situations you may have encounter…

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The Art of Tataki

The word tataki has two meanings when referring to Japanese food. The first meaning is used to describe a piece of beef or fish that is seared on the outside but left raw on the inside.

The style of tataki cooking is thought to have been developed…

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Kaiso Salad

Seaweeds are a crucial part of Japanese cuisine and are used in a variety of dishes such as soups, sushi, and salads. The word seaweed refers to a variety of species and is divided into three different Phylum: Rhodophyta (red), Chlorophyta (brown), a…

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Octopus vs. Calamari – What’s the Difference?

Octopus and Calamari live in salt water from the tropics to temperate zones. Like clams and oysters, octopus and calamari are mollusks (invertebrate sea creatures), classified as cephalopods, meaning “head-footed.” The ”arms,“ are connected t…

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How to Properly Incorporate Wasabi and Ginger When Eating Sushi

When first trying sushi, it’s pretty common for most people to figure out how things work by trial and error. For some, it takes a handful – or a dozen – times to use chopsticks to finally lift up a single piece of sushi without dropping it.

Luc…

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The Popularity of Teriyaki Sauce in Japanese Cuisine

Whether you order fish, chicken, or beef, teriyaki sauce is a popular addition to many food items in Japanese cuisine. The word teriyaki refers to a method of cooking and combines the words “teri,” meaning luster or gleam, and “yaki,” meaning…

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History of the Philly Roll

For over 30 years, Madame Saito has been proudly serving Japanese cuisine in the greater Philadelphia area. Born in Kobe Japan, Saito, whose given name is Ai, adopted the name Madame when she was living in Paris.

Saito and her husband decided to m…

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