My favourite Sushi caterer and why sushi?

 

Reasonable sushi

is hard to come by in London, but with Catering you get fresh delicious sushi delivered straight to your door. A sushi catering in London service set up in 2014, Catering is growing in popularity constantly, “all the sushi is handmade with ingredients sourced from local suppliers“. catering is passionate about the freshness of ingredients and only use products bought on the same day, nothing is kept overnight. When you place an order for sushi delivery, your order is prepared fresh by Michelin trained chefs.

 

Sushi catering

in London offer a sushi delivery service to your front door, you simply contact them or fill in the online form to find out whether  Catering deliver to your area. The bespoke menu takes a fresh and unique approach to Japanese food. Sushi delivery is perfect if you are holding a company event, a dinner party or having friends round. With sushi delivery, there is no hassle or fuss and minimal clean-up afterwards as they provide the full service. Sushi is the perfect alternative to canapés or finger food, adding a quirky contemporary twist to the menu. A sushi delivery that is fast and fresh, catering deliver throughout the city.

Sushi platter

Sushi is ideal for a number of occasions, whether you are catering for a business lunch, a dinner party for friends, birthday party, Wedding reception or a romantic meal. The wide-ranging menu at Catering in London caters to all tastes, from sashimi, hand rolls, Nigeria, inside out rolls, to hot dishes and sushi boxes.

One major advantage

that people have when it comes to sushi is that people often end up consuming sushi in lieu of other food that they consider to be comfort food and unhealthy at the same time. These foods include things like pizza, hamburgers and everything else that a person might conceivably associate with being delicious if not very nutritious. Well, sushi is most definitely a delicious type of food but at the same time, it is also important to realize that sushi is also a nutritious type of food.

There are very many good nutrients that you can get out of eating sushi but there are also very few fats in sushi in stark contrast to pizza, burgers or anything else for that matter. Therefore, the main advantage of sushi is that it is nutritious while at the same time being delicious.

Another advantage

that sushi brings to the table has to do with the choice element that it has. When you take a look at pizza you can choose from cooking methods and toppings and the same is true for burgers as well. However, when you are dealing with sushi, you can actually choose from absolutely anything you want to. You can choose the way in which the roll is wrapped, the toppings that are inside the roll and the way in which they are orientated in the different layers that each sushi roll has to have.

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You have ultimate freedom in deciding exactly how you want your sushi to turn out and because of that you have the advantage of being able to choose toppings that are not only toppings that you find delicious, but also toppings that you know are healthy and therefore can reinforce the first advantage that was discussed above.
If you are looking for fresh sushi in London check out Con Gusto’s Sushi caterer in London.

One final advantage

of sushi is that it is pretty easy to make at home. If you are dealing with burgers you have to fry them and then clean up the mess whereas if you are dealing with pizza you have to bake it in the oven and even prepare the dough if you want to start from scratch. If you are dealing with sushi, however, it is just a matter of making some rice and then rolling that rice together with whatever meat or vegetable base you decide the sushi needs to have.

The whole process only takes a few seconds per roll and therefore allows you to create massive amounts of sushi for storage and later consumption in just a few hours. The enjoyment to work ratio for sushi is very high and therefore allows it to trump most of the other fun foods. This is yet one more advantage that sushi brings to the table.

Please also see my Top 5 sushi restaurants in London

 

 

How to choose the Best sushi restaurants in London

Sushi is a Japanese delicacy whose principal ingredient is raw fish. Since raw fish is not a common food in the West, people in the U.K. are divided into two camps as far as Sushi is concerned – the Sushi lover camp and the Sushi hater camp. You won’t find many people with mixed feelings about this dish!

Those who love their Sushi agree that some special tips will help those beginning out to have the best possible experience as they try a new food. Follow these guidelines, and be sure to end up in the Sushi-lovers camp.

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Sushi Platter

Visit the best Sushi restaurants in London and make a note of those that have fish display bars. If a so-called Sushi restaurant does not have a fish display bar, scratch it off your list.

All quality Sushi eating venues have a bar where the fish used to make Sushi is shown. Make sure you first take a close look at the fish; that’s what the display bars are for.

The single most important characteristic of good Sushi is the quality and freshness of the raw fish used. Examine the displayed fish to ascertain its freshness (it should be juicy-looking). Also, make sure that the chef is using the displayed fish to prepare the Sushi served to diners.

Disregard any restaurant where the displayed fish is not fresh, as well as restaurants that display fresh fish, but don’t appear to be using it to prepare the Sushi for that day.

Sushi fish with vegetables

You should also avoid restaurants where you are expected to order all your meals at once. Reputable Sushi restaurants have no problems with diners sampling just a few pieces of Sushi at a time, taking pride in the quality and flavour of each piece they serve. Sushi is a gourmet delicacy in Japan.

Restaurants that try to force you to order all your meal at one time may be serving fish that is less than fresh, or they may have prepared large quantities of Sushi in advance.

While fish is the main ingredient of Sushi, you should also pay attention to the flavour of the rice used. Rice used in Sushi dishes should be of the short-grain variety and combined with rice vinegar, water, salt, and sugar to give it a delectably delicate flavour.

A Sushi restaurant where the rice has no flavour is not the place to eat this gourmet dish.

The menu in a good Sushi restaurant should always offer a choice of traditional Sushi and Sashimi dishes. Check to make sure it is not limited to modern versions of Sushi such as California Rolls. If no traditional Sushi dishes are listed on the menu, there is a great probability that the chef has not received proper training in the art of Sushi preparation.

When you are satisfied that you have found a top quality Sushi restaurant, be adventurous and ask for a “chef’s special.” Ask the Sushi chef to prepare something special with the available ingredients. You may be pleasantly surprised and excited to see him chopping with his sharp knife and become a Sushi lover yourself.

Our top 5 Best Sushi Restaurants in London

Rock Star Sushi Bar
Address: 5, THE LONG SHOP, MERTON ABBEY MILLS, Watermill Way, London SW19 2RD
http://www.rockstarsushibar.co.uk/

Roka
Address: 4, Canary Wharf Group, Park Pavilion, 40 Canada Square, London E14 5FW
https://www.rokarestaurant.com/

Sosharu
Address: 64 Turnmill Street, London EC1M 5RR
http://sosharulondon.com/

Sushisamba
Address: 110 Bishopsgate, London, EC2N 4AY
https://sushisamba.com/

Zuma
Address: 5 Raphael Street, London, SW7 1DL
https://www.zumarestaurant.com/

 

Is Sushi Good or Bad For You?

Fish brain sushi

Are you wondering if sushi is healthy or unhealthy?

Sushi is healthy as I shall demonstrate here, and you can eat it a few more times a month, whether its fish, rice and vegetables, these are all healthy options.

Fish brain sushi

It’s a very rich source of omega-3 fatty, which is great for your heart since its made with fish. Sushi is also said to be low in calories – if you’re worried about gaining weight. There is no added fat.

Healthy Omega 3
Omega 3 tablets made into a fish

Many scientists believe that sushi is one of reasons why Japanese live a healthy life. This is mainly because of its healthy ingredients that include seaweed, wasabi, fish, ginger and soy sauce. Seaweed contain a high amount of concentrated mineral content. It’s also used to boost flavour.

Seaweed
Great health benefits from seaweed

Seaweed is rich in copper, magnesium, calcium, iron and iodine, which is vital for your thyroid. Wasabi is actually the equivalent of the popular English mustard, which medical experts have found to prevent blood clots and also aid in cancer prevention.

The most popular type of sushi is nigiri sushi, which is prepared using fingers of very sticky rice topped with fish fillets or seafoods. A piece of nigiri sushi is said have 70 calories.

“That means if you order for 6 pieces, you’ll consume between 310 and 420 calories, but the amount calories depends on type of fish used to prepare this food.”

For Maki sushi, the rolls are made using fish, sticky rice and dried seaweed commonly known as nori. A piece of make roll has about 48 calories, and for a typical order of 6 pieces, you’re will get between 250 and 370 calories. You can also ask for brown rice when ordering for sushi. Brown rice is more nutritious and has a very glycemic index compared to white rice.

However, you will find a few types of sushi that are unhealthy. They have higher calories, due to higher fat content. You should avoid them and some of these sushi rolls are made with tempura shrimp. Good example are Dynamite rolls, they contain higher calories due to deep frying because shrimp are normally deep fried. But, there are sushi rolls with good higher fat content such as avocado which contains a healthy monounsaturated fat that is great for your heart. Finally avoid fish with high mercury such as tilefish, tuna, swordfish, king mackerel and shark, especially expectant mothers. Mercury can have negative impact to your baby’s brain.

Mercury in the sea
How toxic mercury gets into your body

We can say, sushi is great and you should eat it anytime. It’s mouthwatering taste will leave you yearning for more!

 

 

 

Types of Sushi

sushi on bamboo

What is Sushi?

Sushi is the preparation of food which was originated in Japan, it consists of cooked vinegared rice known as Shari or Sumeshi, which is combined with either fish, vegetables or in some cases fruit.Original Sushi today known as Nare-Zushi was created in South East Asia. To this day Nare-Zushi is still made as it was originally done by wrapped fish in fermenting rice, this causes the fish to break down it’s amino acids. This fermenting rice and fish create a savoury (umami) and sour taste. The word Sushi it self translates as “sour tasting”

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Types of Sushi

The common ingredients of all types of Sushi is Vinegared rice, what makes the different types of Sushi is the preparation, fillings, condiments and toppings.

Chirashi-zushi translated as “scattered Sushi” this consists of a bowl of sushi rice topped with raw fish and vegetables.

Inari-zushi translated as “fried tofu pouch” This is a seasoned and fried pouch made from Tofu and it is filled with Vinegared rice.

Maki Zushi translated as “rolled Sushi” This is made using sushi rice and other ingredients like vegetables or seafood rolled in a sheet of nori. This is a very popular sushi type in the west, the rolled sushi can come in different styles such as Futo Maki translated as “fat rolls”, Gunkan Maki translated as “Battleship roll“, Chu Maki translated as “medium roll”, Hoso Maki translated as “thin roll” this consists of just one rolled ingredient. Kazari-maki translated as “decorative roll” this is made using coloured rice and made into different shapes. Tekami translated as “hand roll” this is a cone shape sushi.

Nigiri-Sushi translated as “Hand Formed Sushi” this type of Sushi is made by shaping the rice into an oval shaped ball and adding another type of ingredient on top.

Sushi can be wrapped using different types of “paper” such as salmon skin, seaweed, Nori, cucumber and tofu skin.
The fish used in sushi is usually raw although some can be cooked, in Japan there are over 80 types of fish used to create Sushi.

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Sushi Recipe

Maki Sushi Rolls (to serve 2)

Required Ingredients
100 grams of Rice (sushi rice)
1 Sheet of Nori (can be bought from most supermarkets)
2tbs Vinegar (sushi type)Wasabi
Soy Sauce
Ginger (Japanese)

Some Fillings
Fish either tuna or salmon raw (sashimi grade)
Carrot
Red Pepper
Avocado

Preparation

1. Make the rice by mixing Japanese rice with sushi viniger
2. Prepare an area with your Makisu rolling mat 3. Place your Nori on your mat and add your rice on one half about 1.2cm high
4. Now add your ingredients on the rice and start rolling
5. Next cut into about 5 pieces and your done!

Sushi Catering London

Sushi Queen
Your Sushi
Con Gusto Catering
Moshi Moshi

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