This article refers to one of my passions: Japanese food. That’s actually one of the topics I write about the most, but since I usually review local restaurants, I don’t think that raises much interest to foreign readers, hence I don’t think you’ll see many entries about it in English. This is one of the exceptions. Here, I’ll talk about sushi delivery.
The common sense of Japanese cuisine advises against delivery, since it only takes a few minutes for the conditions of rice, fish and seaweed to start deteriorating. In simple terms, good sushi is fresh sushi. But common sense has to be put to the test from time to time, wouldn’t you agree?
So, as an evaluation, I once called a restaurant and ordered a combo of niguiri (salmon skin, salmon, tuna, kani and white fish), hossomaki (cucumber and white fish), uramaki (philadelphia and california). futomaki (tuna) and sashimi (tuna and salmon). Nothing was exactly bad, but the consistency was right, as wasn’t the flavor. And, as a “bonus”, the tare from the salmon skin niguiri flowed and “spiced up” some of the maki. Japanese food is not rice and beans*, you can’t just mix it like that. If all that weren’t enough, the total cost was R$35,20, without drinks (as a comparison, when I order this you could have lunch at an all-you–can-eat Japanese buffet of above the average quality for about that price).
All things considered, it’s easy to realize that the only reason to order Japanese take-out food is lazyness. Should that be the case, you’d better order some pizza (line taken from my friend Alexandre, hehehe). If you really want Japanese food, go to a restaurant. Plain and simple.
* The combination of rice and beans is one of the most universal dishes in Brazil.
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