6 Fun Facts about Sushi Train restaurants

Do you enjoy a regular night out at the sushi restaurant? Regardless of whether you're an avid fan, simply curious or planning a first time visit to a sushi restaurant here are six fun facts to prepare you for your sushi train experience.

Sushi train is an Aussie term

Sushi train is the common term for conveyor belt in Australia, but in other countries it's called other terms such as sushi-go-round, conveyor sushi or kaitzen-sushi. It's all the same food whatever you call it!

Sushi come in a few forms

The general term sushi is used in conversational English to cover a few types of sushi. The term sushi refers to the rice which you see in nori wrapped sushi rolls, and nigiri where the raw fish sits on small portion of sushi rice. In the average sushi restaurant you will see both of these as well as sashimi (portions of raw, seasoned fish) or tempura prepared meats and vegetables.

Busy is better

If you want to find the best sushi restaurant, you want to find the busiest sushi-train restaurant on the strip. Not only is this a good sign it's popular with the local consumers, but it also means that the food is being turned over quickly which ensures freshness.

Nori can be different flavours

If you've felt like the seaweed around your sushi roll changes between sushi rolls in the same sushi train, it may not be just your imagination. Nori changes not only depending on the brand and the flavour, but can also change taste based on the salinity and temperature of the water it's been grown in.

Your sushi chef has been rigorously trained

Traditionally sushi chefs or "itamae" undergo a rigorous training process. These days, some sushi trains may have chefs with less formal training but the same care and enthusiasm is evident in the care and precision they take in crafting their sushi plates for sushi train meal.

Your raw fish may have been frozen first

While sushi is traditionally made from fresh fish, even the fresh sushi grade fish tends to be flash frozen before it's served to remove parasites and bugs. This process preserves the fresh texture and taste while maintaining food safety.

If these facts have got your mouth watering for sushi, why not head out for a sushi train lunch today? For more information, contact a restaurant like Pink Rice.