Women Sushi Chefs

For a long time in Japan, it was frowned upon for a women to be an itamae, or sushi chef. Many reasons were given for this, chief among these being a myth about women’s hands. The logic at work was that women, due to hotter emotions, were prone to having warmer hands that would interact […]

Tobiko Roe

Have you ever had tobiko before? If you’ve patronized a proper sushi restaurant in the past, chances are good that you’ve at least sampled this Japanese favorite. They come in the form of tiny, bright red fish eggs, originating from the tropical flying fish. Diners appreciate their slightly sweet, salty taste and crunchy texture. It […]