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Independent – Sushi: The Best Places To Eat And Learn How To Make Traditional Japanese Cuisine

Independent – Sushi: The Best Places To Eat And Learn How To Make Traditional Japanese Cuisine

 

A kobe nigiri from Sushisamba in London – sushi’s been around since the time of the samurai /

Dating back to 8th-century Japan, Sushi is one of the world’s most popular and healthy fast-food alternatives – here are few of the best places to eat and learn to make this stylish snack.

Glass walls on three sides of the restaurant offers great views of the capital (Sushisamba)

London: Sushisamba

Despite the name’s suggestion that the 38th floor of the Heron Tower is dedicated solely to sushi, it’s actually a fusion of Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian food. Your waiter will explain this promptly – probably after much confusion – and explain the at first complicated menu. It is fine fusion dining with a view of the metropolis below, where details are not forgotten and perfect pairing of ingredients is key.

The signature dish is a simple Japanese classic: black miso cod, a firm favourite of both staff and customers. Chunky pieces of fish marinated in a gorgeous sticky miso sauce are turned on “antichuchos” – Peruvian mini-skewers – on a Japanese charcoal grill; and served on a bed of sweet and chunky Peruvian corn.

Pick about five plates for two across the eight sections, or four if you opt for large plates, but be warned that some of the large “wagyu” dishes come with a very hefty price tag.

For a taste of the Japanese beef without the cost, go for the delicious and tender wagyu beef gyoza from the small plates. The yellowtail sashimi is delicate and perfect, while the chunky samba rolls are the restaurant’s take on California rolls, using a very bright hue of green-coloured soy paper. Sushisamba.com