In our most recent blog, we talked a little bit about our sushi menu. As we mentioned before, Melange is not strictly an Asian restaurant in Ann Arbor, but we do offer a number of Asian dishes. In our last blog, we talked about what kind sushi might be good for you to try if you are new to the dish. Our cucumber rolls and spicy tuna rolls are often a safe and satisfying choice, however, there are a few other things that make sushi seem like an intimidating dining experience. Well, at Melange, we like to encourage people to think outside of the box and to try something new so, we wanted to break down the entire sushi experience for those of you who are thinking about trying it for the first time.
Not Always Raw Fish
So, if you read our previous blog, you already know that not all sushi rolls contain raw fish. If the idea of eating raw fish is a little scary for you, we would recommend that you stick with the California and veggie rolls. They are as equally delicious and far less intimidating than other rolls.
What About the Sides?
When you go for sushi the first time, it can feel very foreign and odds are you won’t be sure about what to do with the different sides and sauces that are brought to you. When you go to sushi, you will get a side of wasabi, ginger, as well as soy sauce. Wasabi is very, very strong so, what you want to do is mix a little bit with the soy sauce. This will give your sushi a nice, bold flavor. The ginger is used to cleanse your palate, you choose.
Okay, we understand that there are quite a few people out there who have no idea how to use chopsticks. While we think it offers a fun challenge and can add to your sushi experience, it is important to know that you do not have to use them. If you are struggling with your chopsticks, do not be afraid to ask for some silverware. We want your experience to be as enjoyable as possible and we do not want you to become frustrated with your dining experience at Melange.