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Sushi vs. Sashimi vs. Nigiri

Restaurant menus often offer an overwhelming number of different rolls and foods served in various ways – all made with ingredients that most Americans would be unfamiliar with. But for those unknown terms in the world of Japanese cuisine, we’ve …

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Reasons Why Sushi is Good for You

Sushi may be the perfect healthy dining option. Cut into six or eight pieces, a typical sushi roll is not only delicious, but free of added fat, loaded with beneficial vitamins and minerals, and packed with protein. Here are a few reasons why sushi i…

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A Beginner’s Guide to Sake

In Japan, the word “sake” refers to all alcoholic drinks. However, in the United States sake is predominantly known as a Japanese fermented rice beverage that can be served hot or cold. If you’re looking to expand your horizons (and palate) to…

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Shrimp, Scallops, or Both?

If you’re a seafood lover, you may enjoy eating both shrimp and scallops. But for some, one is a favorite over the other, especially since the tastes and textures of each are different. Much of the taste difference is due to the fish’s diet and t…

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The Health Benefits of Salmon

Salmon is not only delicious, but it’s also one of the most nutritious foods on the planet. Wild-caught salmon is packed with lots of vitamins and minerals and contains an exceptionally high omega-3 content.

Here are a few ways eating salmon ben…

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The Meaning of Sakura


The national flower of Japan, the cherry blossom – or Sakura, represents a time of renewal and optimism. The pops of pink mark the ending of winter and signify the beginning of spring. Due to their quick blooming season, cherry blosso…

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The Health Benefits of Eating Seaweed

For thousands of years, individuals in Asian cultures have been eating seaweed, and with good reason. Seaweed contains antioxidants, vitamins, calcium, and minerals, many of which are not found in land-grown vegetables. However, one of the best-known…

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Filet Mignon vs. New York Strip

When it comes to steaks, the best cuts you can get come from the Longissimus dorsi and the Psoas major. Commonly referred to as filet mignon or tenderloin, the Psoas major is a pair of shorter muscles that run below the steer’s spine and are the mo…

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4 Ways to Save Room for Dessert at Shogun

Have you ever had the reoccurring issue where you sit down for dinner intending to have dessert afterward only to become so stuffed that you can’t imagine having one more bite of your meal, much less a dessert?

If you have, you’re not alone! F…

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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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