Experience the traditional Japanese style sushi in Denver area
As the great Japanese restaurant that Sakura Hibachi and Sushi is, you can find different kinds of sushi. But, there are so many types of sushi receipts that it may present a challenge when choosing from our sushi menu. For this reason we believe that the key in understanding sushi world is grouping them by the way they are prepared.
The different kinds of Sushi
Basic sushi is a small piece of raw seafood placed on a ball of vinegared rice. The most common ingredients are tuna, squid and prawns. Cucumber, pickled radish and sweet egg omelet are also served. You will find many kinds of sushi presentations with a variety of ingredients. Here is a guide to help you deciding which magnificent pieces to choose.
Chirashizushi: “scattered sushi”. Chirashi is a type of sushi served in a bowl with sushi rice and covered with various toppings called “gu“. Usually, it is finished with 9 toppings. This dish is very popular in Japanese homes because it is simple to make and there is no one set recipe for it making it ideal for using up leftovers. And surprisingly, the most common types of Chirashi consumed in Japan are actually made with other ingredients but fish.
Inarizushi: This is a kind of sushi or rice ball. It consists of a pouch of fried tofu (abura age) filled with sushi sice. Abura age is tofu skin that is deep fried, first at 110~120 °C then at 180~200 °C again, and used in many forms in Japanese cuisine. Just beware that because it’s deep fried, it can be pretty greasy, so it’s often prepared boiled in hot water first.
Nigirizushi: “hand-pressed sushi”, also called “two kinds sushi”. It’s one of the simplest types of sushi, made of a hand formed rectangle of sushi rice with a swipe of wasabi on top, finished with topping or Neta (seafood, such as eel, tuna, salmon, shad, haddock, shrimp or octopus.). Since the fish is served raw and displayed on top, the chefs have to select the highest quality fish. This is to ensure that the sushi is healthy, safe and aesthetically pleasing.
Makizushi: “rolled sushi” is usually wrapped in seaweed (Nori), and sometimes in a thin omelette, soy paper, cucumber, or shsiso (perilla) leaves. Rolled sushi is, perhaps, one of the most popular sushi presentations in the Western world.
Oshizushi: “pressed sushi”. It is also known as hako-sushi which means “box sushi”. The box is traditionally made from wood, but nowadays often made from plastic. The wooden or plastic mold, called oshibako is used to make this form of sushi. The bottom of the oshibako is lined with topping which are covered with sushi rice and then the lid of the mold is pressed down to create a firm, rectangular box. It is then cut into squares or rectangles before serving. You may find a variant to its form called oshizushihako that has half cylindrical shapes cut from the thicker top and bottom parts so that the sushi is pressed in a cylindrical shape.
Sakura Hibachi & Sushi: enjoy sushi in a great ambient
Eating in Sakura Hibachi and Sushi is an experience to be enjoyed and remembered fondly for the rest of your life. If you are in South Denver and are craving for the best sushi in Colorado, Sakura Hibachi & Sushi is the perfect place to go! A great restaurant to celebrate special occasions or just to enjoy delicious sushi, sashimi, tempura, and even Japanese dessert! Enjoy great Japanese food in Littleton Colorado.
Conveniently located off of Wadsworth Blvd. Sakura is on the edge of Littleton close to Lakewood. If you are looking to experience authentic, traditional Japanese cuisine in Denver area, we look forward to serving you!