Tag - sushi



The thick, supposedly lucky sushi rolls of Setsubun are full of it.
LIFE / Food & Drink
Jan 31, 2024
How a trendy sushi roll usurped the traditions of Setsubun
The lore around “ehōmaki” sounds just whacky enough to make it an old custom, but it turns out to be a fairly recent phenomenon.
A little artful application of your pizza toppings can leave you feeling like you've just put together an equally aesthetic bowl of sushi and rice.
LIFE / Food & Drink / The Recipe Box
Jan 14, 2024
Recipe: ‘Chirashi’ pizza
In traditional 'washoku' cuisine, five flavors and five ways of cooking ensure balance of flavor and nutrition.
As Kura has grown, so has the hype, with diners sometimes enduring seven-hour waits to try its automated sushi-serving machines and dishes under plastic domes brought to the table on a revolving belt.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 13, 2024
Kura Sushi must live up to high hopes after wowing Wall Street
Kura shares have surged more than sixfold since their 2019 debut, climbing from an initial public offering price of $14 to $88.55.
Members-only Japanese sushi restaurant Sushi Namba and jazz bar lounge Listening Room will open in Miami next summer.
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 7, 2023
Top Tokyo sushi chef brings unique flavors to Miami, members only
A $10,000 fee will give members access to monthly seats at the sushi counter, as well as the bar and jazz lounge.
While inaka sushi still uses dashi broth to flavor some ingredients, it's possible to make this sushi 100% vegan.
LIFE / Food & Drink
Oct 29, 2023
Sushi sans fish: How rural traditions led to vegan-friendly rolls
Leave the salmon behind with “inaka sushi,” which trades raw fish for mushrooms, ginger and other fresh veggies.
A Kura Sushi restaurant in Nagoya
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 13, 2023
Man convicted over viral 'licking' video at Nagoya sushi outlet
Ryoga Yoshino was sentenced by the Nagoya District Court to three years in prison, suspended for five years.
If you've ever dined on fresh fish, either within Japan or anywhere else in the world, there's a healthy chance it was processed via ikejime, a Japanese technique for preserving freshness in line-caught fish.
LIFE / Food & Drink
Sep 30, 2023
How the world got hooked on ikejime-caught fish
Roughly rendered in English as “locking in life,” this technique delivers a quick death to ensure freshness.
Sushi made with fish imported from Japan at a Japanese supermarket in Hong Kong on Wednesday.
Aug 23, 2023
China's sushi fans flounder over Fukushima water release
Chinese sushi lovers have expressed reservations after Japan kicked off plans for the disposal of wastewater from the stricken Fukushima No. 1 plant.
A conveyor belt sushi restaurant chain uses a light emitting ultraviolet rays to kill the coronavirus in 2020.
JAPAN / Society
Aug 2, 2023
Sushi chain drops suit against teen over prank video
“The customer has admitted his responsibility and we have reached a settlement with reasonable details that are acceptable to us,” a spokesperson said.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 9, 2023
Japan sushi chain files damages suit against boy over licking soy bottle
Akindo Sushiro is installing plastic barriers at over 600 outlets nationwide among other measures, resulting in a loss of ¥90 million.
Japan Times
May 3, 2023
Recipe: ‘Carp’ sushi bento
Perfect for Children's Day, this colorful meal is easier to put together than the final result might suggest.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 13, 2023
Japan's sushi chains roll out defenses against 'sushi terrorism'
The new measures include cameras using artificial intelligence and changes to how food items are delivered to customers.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 9, 2023
Three arrested in Japan for 'sushi terrorism' pranks
Police accused the young trio of seeking to obstruct business at major restaurant chain Kura Sushi, which was bombarded with customer complaints after the video went viral.
Japan Times
Mar 3, 2023
Sushi chain installs AI camera system after licking scandal
The major scandal saw some of the cases recorded and posted online, racking up millions of views and prompting some restaurants to file damage reports to the police.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / Top 5
Feb 23, 2023
Tokyo’s luxury sushi restaurants go casual with budget spinoffs
Don't feel like shelling out ¥50,000 for a dinner? You're not the only one. High-end sushi restaurants are offering more affordable options at satellite spots.
Japan Times
Feb 11, 2023
Sushi freezing tech improving in Japan
With frozen food items selling well in Japan since the start of the pandemic, technologies to freeze sushi have been improving drastically.
Japan Times
Feb 4, 2023
Sushi chain limits conveyor belt use to orders after licking scandal
The move comes after videos of unhygienic behavior by customers at various restaurants racked up millions of views online.
Japan Times
LIFE / Digital / Japan Pulse
Feb 2, 2023
‘Sushi terrorism’ chips away at Japan’s harmonious reputation
It may have taken longer than other countries, but it turns out Japan is just as susceptible to the spread of social media-induced clout-chasing behavior as anywhere else.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 1, 2023
Japan's sushi chains taking action after customers' inappropriate behavior goes viral
The operator of the Hamasushi chain has filed a damage report to police over a video that started to circulate in early January, while Kura Sushi is probing a similar incident.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 3, 2022
Sales data stolen from sushi chain rival shared within Kappa Create
The Hama-Sushi trade secrets in question are believed to have included data on the company's procurement costs and suppliers.


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