Is it Safe to Eat Raw Fish in Sushi? Of Course!

Salmon and caviar rolls served on a plate

It’s common practice to cook raw meat to eliminate any harmful bacteria or viruses it contains — so why is marine fish served raw in sushi? While cooked fish is on the menu in many restaurants, sushi stands out for being raw food. Here’s an overview of some of the reasons why eating raw fish […]

4 Classic Sushi Rolls That Originated Outside of Japan

Sushi rolls arranged on plates.

At Kabuto, a renowned Japanese steakhouse and sushi bar with locations in Rockville, Parkville, Rosedale, Maryland, and East Norriton, PA, we take pride in offering a diverse array of sushi roll varieties that cater to the discerning palate of our guests. While Japan is undeniably the birthplace of sushi, there are several classic sushi rolls […]

Why Is Wasabi Commonly Paired With Sushi?

Sushi rolls on a dish with wasabi and ginger.

If you are a connoisseur of fine Japanese cuisine, your palette has likely been treated to a variety of different sushi rolls when visiting a sushi restaurant. You may have also noticed that it’s a Japanese tradition for sushi to be served with wasabi, the spicy green paste served as a condiment alongside authentic sushi […]

Roll Sushi vs. Hand-Roll Sushi: Are They the Same or Different?

Rolled sushi and hand-rolled sushi sitting below and above each other on a black background

Sushi is a staple in Japan and beyond. It comes in several varieties, including maki rolls and temaki. When you dine at sushi restaurants in Rockville, MD, and beyond, you’ll have the opportunity to dine on either dish. But should you order roll or hand-roll sushi? Is there even a difference? Yes, there is! And […]