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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.

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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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Vegetarian Options for You

Any restaurant should try to cater to the dietary needs of its customers, and at Shogun Japanese Steakhouse we are no different. Many people are opting for a vegetarian lifestyle, and we embrace it wholeheartedly by offering meal options which don’…

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Better Dining with Group Seating

When it comes to dining out, it should be no surprise that the atmosphere is just as important as the food itself. When you go out to eat, you want to ensure that your restaurant of choice offers a phenomenal ambiance to heighten your experience. At …

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What Does Shogun Mean?

Many companies have a name rich with meaning and personality to represent their brand. Ours is no different. Not only does the name ‘Shogun’ represent what our company stands for, but it helps drive our culture and the authenticity of the food we…

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The Art of Teppanyaki

In Japanese cuisine, many delightful meals are made on an iron griddle. This style is referred to as teppanyaki. Once you understand the finer arts of teppanyaki, you can incorporate several different ingredients for the ultimate dining experience.

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The Difference Between Dumplings and Gyoza

Jiaozi, the Mandarin word for dumpling, is commonly served as a delicious side dish or a fun snack in Asia. Its Japanese cousin is the gyoza. What’s the difference between a jiaozi and gyoza? Turns out the two have a few key differences despite bei…

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The History of the California Roll

The California roll is a delicious alternative to traditional sushi rolls that can be found in just about any Japanese restaurant in the United States. Because it is often prepared with cooked imitation crab, it is regarded as a starter roll for peop…

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The Difference Between Nigiri and Sashimi

Ordering sushi can be intimidating, especially if you are unfamiliar with the food itself. There are so many options that you have probably never heard of, and it could confuse even the most experienced connoisseurs. Nigiri and sashimi are often easi…

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