What are Konacha and Mecha?

When it comes to green tea, I’m sure you’ve heard of Gyokuro (玉露) and Matcha (抹茶)but you are likely not familiar with Konacha (粉茶) and Mecha (芽茶). Let’s remedy that by explaining both Konacha and Mecha here. First and foremost, the three broad tea categories based on the processing method of the young leaves include … Read more

What makes good quality Kuromaguro?

There are three elements that make good quality Kuromaguro. They are decidedly, color, fragrance and texture. First of all, color does not simply refer to the color of the cross-section when the fish is cut with a butcher knife. It refers to how long the fish maintains its “characteristic coloring”. After all, tuna darkens as … Read more

Sushi and Sexism – The Sushi FAQ

The sushi industry is one dominated by men and always has been, and there is nowhere where this is more apparent than the birthplace of modern sushi, Japan. In the past I published an article on “Washoku,” a culturally pure approach to sushi which respects nature and the resources required for sushi to continue. That … Read more

What is Inarizushi (Inari sushi)?

Inarizushi is made with only two ingredients: fried bean curd and vinegar rice (or vinegar rice mixed with boiled down carrots, shiitake or similar ingredients). , and it is that simplicity that allows the chef to devote their ingenuity to the dish, creating a unique flavor. It is said to have first appeared at the … Read more

How to categorize various types of sushi

There are many things that fall under the term “sushi”. Within Japan, every prefecture has at least one type of local sushi. In order to understand these different types more deeply, we have separated them into categories and will introduce the typical types. First of all, there should be rules when categorizing things. However, there … Read more

What is Meki? Substitute for Kuruma ebi?

Japan leads the world in shrimp consumption by far. Most of the shrimp is imported, but it is a little known fact that shrimp is called “Meki” among importers and sushi restaurants in Japan. It is said to be a remnant from a time when much of the imported shrimp came from Mexico (pronounced “Mekishiko” … Read more

Illegal Fishers Worst Nightmare: A Machine Learning AI That Just Got Stronger

With the help of Peru and Indonesia, the sophisticated, futuristic “machine learning” AI that powers the entire program just got access to one hell of a lot more raw data. On June 7th, Indonesia published its proprietary data to the Global Fishing Watch, with Peru simultaneously committing to publishing their vessel tracking data to the … Read more


Foreword How to read this book History of Nigiri sushi Classification of Nigiri sushi 1.AKAMI 1-1 Pacific bluefin tuna (Taiheiyou Kuro maguro) 1-1-1 Lean meat of tuna (Akami) 1-1-2 Medium Fatty Tuna (Chutoro) 1-1-3 Very Fatty Tuna (Otoro) What is Harakami Ichiban? 1-1-4 Meji-maguro 1-1-5 Hachinomi 1-1-6 Kamatoro 1-1-7 Jabara 1-1-8 Chiai-gishi 1-1-9 Wakaremi What … Read more