For those that enjoy going out every now and again to the local sushi bar, they’re probably used to eating sushi using a pair of chopsticks, which is understandable, as it’s by far the most common method of consuming sushi. There are, however, a number of alternative methods of eating sushi, with some of them being easy to accomplish, while others requiring completely changing the dish. Sushi is a wonderful meal that’s usually perfect as is, but sometimes it can be fun to change up the formula.
Sushi bowls have been gaining popularity in recent years thanks to their aesthetics and health benefits. The idea is to take the base ingredients of regular sushi, such as the salmon and the rice, and instead of rolling into a sushi roll, the ingredients are added to a bowl. A range of different ingredients can be placed in the bowl, from ginger and wasabi to lettuce, fresh chicken, sesame seeds, avocado, and other salad toppings. It’s a great way of enjoying the flavours that sushi has to offer while being able to easily eat the entire meal with a fork.
This one may seem more decorative than anything at first, but it’s actually a fun and easy way to change a sushi recipe and give it some extra style. Fundamentally, this is a tuna tartare, but modified to instead use ingredients that are typically found in sushi dishes. The tuna can be kept as the main protein, but it’s also possible to fill out the tower by adding crab, avocado, shrimp, salad, and much more. They’re generally quite easy to make in the kitchen, and their unique style makes them a favourite among visiting guests.
While it might seem like a weird idea at first, the freshness of the ingredients work really well in keeping this dish delicious and long lasting throughout the day, whether that day consists of work, or simply being at home and following great sports and other games to enjoy. The general premise is to take all the ingredients one would find in a traditional dish, but rather than rolling it up, it’s all added to an airtight mason jar, similarly to how overnight oats are prepared. It’s a clever way of packing up a lunch without making any mess, and its versatility and mobility means that it can consist of just about any arrangement of ingredients while also being completely portable.
The unique elements of sushi, mainly the rice, fish, wasabi, and other additions, can be directly translated to just about any type of food, and nothing is more classic than the burger. Here, we see all the ingredients being placed between two high quality buns, with a couple of extras added on top to make it closer to a burger than just a sandwich. Having a larger piece of protein is also suggested, which can be eaten raw or cooked slightly to give it a nice skin. On top of that, it goes well with a side of chips or a salad.