A sushi set intended for dining, usually had two dishes or plates, two bowls and two pairs of chopsticks. The dishes usually made of ceramic though there can be some wooden and plastic ones as well. Most of the dishes are square shaped with rounded edges, with a slight raise at the edges to prevent any sauce or liquid spillover. The small finger bowls in the sushi set is sued for soy sauce and occasionally wasabi, pickled gingers and other condiments.
The chopsticks are a Japanese design; with ends that taper to point. Most often they are lacquered chopsticks though a cheap sushi set may have plastic chopsticks. Quite a lot of sushi sets have tiny pieces of curved wood, to rest your chopsticks when you are not using them.
A dining sushi set may also have a large serving bowl for rice and a sake jug and a pair of Sake glasses. A perfect example is our Sake & Sushi Set for 2. This set has a modern design and is made from porcelain. It has all that you require for a nice Japanese dinner for two. Enjoy sushi with our large selection of sushi sets. We have almost every color imaginable, from the classic black, to green, to white, and even blue. You simply will not find a better selection anywhere else.
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The other type of Sushi Set used for the making sushi, has a different set of utensils. A basic Sushi Set will have a rolling mat and a rice paddle and may include cooking chopsticks, special Sushi knives and a tub for making rice and an omelet pan. The rolling mat, makisu is made of bamboo and tied together with string. The mat is used in shaping makizushi rolls and draining some wet foods like Tofu.
The rice paddle, shamoji is an almost flat paddle used to make and serve rice. Usually it is made of wood or plastic. Good plastic paddles have non stick surfaces so that rice does not stick to it. Cooking chopsticks may be included in a bigger Sushi set. These are longer then the dining chopsticks and usually made of wood to have a better grip and to avoid warping at high temperatures.
The rice tub, hangiri is used for making rice. Most Sushi sets donít have this, only the costly ones may have. The hangiri is made of cypress wood and bound with copper. The rice is cooked in a different utensil and then put in the hangiri, where salt, sugar and vinegar are added to the rice. This gives it a distinct flavor. The rice is left to cool.
Sushi is immensely popular especially in this health conscious and fitness era. Sushi is low fat, has many nutrients and is easy to make. For example, a serving of Sushi comprises of 8 to 10 pieces which is around 300-400 calories. Sushi is high in protein because of the fish and a great source of Omega 3 fatty acid. Vegetables give you vitamins and Seaweed is rich in Iodine. Rice gives you complex carbohydrates.
If you never tried Sushi, you should, you will be pleasantly surprised at how delicious it is; it has a nice taste that makes you want to have more.
We offer you a great selection of Japanese sushi sets for two. Why donít you try Sushi with our exotic designed sushi sets? We have them in many colors; classic black, to green, to white, and even blue. Our designs are unique and eye catching for your table. You canít find a better selection then the ones we have. Sushi sets are great additions for your table.