I will introduce some minute details which will help you understand sushi much better.
If you go to a sushi restaurant, these various points may be very important and helpful.
Please check it out and try to remember them.
But, one thing I should point out, it is not good that you insist on them or show off too much.
There is some sushi shop jargon which is known and used in conversation nowadays,
On the other hand, there is some which you had better not use in an ill-timed way. For example, some words are used only by sushi chefs.
I hope that all of my guests have a good time and enjoy wonderful sushi in the restaurant.
I would be very glad for guests to enjoy meals with other guests, as is the custom.
Jargon of sushi restaurants
Green Tea is served at the end of the meal.
Garnishing a cut-open fish with sushi.
It’s a bill., but you should not use it very often.
Live shrimp. It was like they were dancing when alive.
Garnishing one side of fish with sushi.
It’s cucumber. it is said that Kappa which is a well- known mythological creature from Japan.
Pickled ginger in sweetened vinegar.
It comes from the sounds when you bite it and when ginger is shaved by a machine.
Kanpyou dried yuugao flesh.
It comes from the town of Kizu in Shiga-prefecture.
It is a well-known product of Kizu.
Putting a sushi item (neta) on rice shaped like a saddle
Squid legs, it comes from gesoku (footwear)
Minced boiled fish meat. It comes from an old song.
Short for Wasabi
Vinegared rice, it comes from the word for Buddhist teachings.
Bloody clam. It comes from the round ball (tama) pattern on its body.
Diluting with water. Water was called Tama a long time ago. During the Edo period, water was drawn from the Tamagawa River.
A part of red flesh
When we didn’t have refrigerators a long time ago, we soaked such parts in soy sauce to preserve it from spoiling.
Sweet sauce for Anago or Tako
Nori-roll, it comes from the shape looking like a teppou (gun)
Fatty tuna. There are different types and names: Ootoro, Chuutoro
Sushi item which is served uncooked..
Garnishing two cut-open fish with sushi.
A coating of bloody clam
A fish which has glittering skin–served with its skin.
A bamboo grass garnish (from Yama mountain)
Jargon of the number
Pin / Soku
Ryann / Nonoji
Geta / Kiri
Menoji / Garen
Seinann / Se-na
Pin / Yorozu
Pinpin / Pinsoku
Ano / Aano
Menoji / Zorome / Menara