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Sushi Merges Good Food With Passion

Sushi is considered an exotic food for some Americans. Rampant Sushi lovers exist throughout the world. Many home parties offer sushi as a delicacy. However, if you are going to prepare sushi, being sushi knowledgeable is important.

When buying raw fish, it must be labeled sushi-grade which is pretreated to limit any food-born illness. In the United States, the Food and Drug Administration requires that raw or "fresh fish" must be subject to freezing at extremely low temperatures, to kill any airborne parasites. The FDA relies on local Health Departments to regulate this rule.

The types of fish used in sushi include swordfish, sea bass, yellowtail, sea bream, tuna, mackerel, blue marlin, crab, salmon, trout, octopus, eel, abalone, squid, scallop, clams, ark shell, sweetfish, halfbeak, shrimp, flatfish, and cockle.

It is believed that certain types of tuna because food-borne illnesses are not likely, do not need to be frozen first. These fish include yellowfin, southern bluefin, northern bluefin, Thunnus alalunga, Thunnus Atlantic and Thunnus obesus. However, there is not 100% agreement that unfrozen tuna, is not subject to airborne parasites.

It is proper for restaurants to offer "fresh" fish when the fish is seasonal, while minimal freezing or placed on ice if the fish is harvested the same day.

Charts of Seasonal fish exist. For example, the best time to purchase Yellowfin is between April and September, Atlantic Salmon and Swordfish can be bought all year long, Sweetfish between June and September, Mackerel from May to December, and Abalone from April to October.

A common type of Japanese restaurant in America is referred to as a Japanese Steakhouse which is famous for Teppanyaki prepared in teppan style. However, if you crave an exclusive sushi Japanese restaurant you will love the OEC Sushi Japanese Restaurant which offers fresh sushi and sushi rolls. There are different types of sushi such as maki, temaki, uramaki, sashimi, and nigiri.

OEC Sushi's menu represents the finest tradition of sushi preparation. Please visit us and call for a reservation or telephone your order. You will be glad that you did!

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