Perhaps no other dish in Japanese cuisine is more iconic than sushi. However, many people who eat sushi tend to stick with reliable favorites, like tuna and salmon. When dining in Japanese restaurants in Roseville, CA, the same dishes can get rather dull pretty quickly.
Fortunately, many popular Roseville restaurants that have sushi on their menus, like Mikuni Sushi, offer a wide variety of mouth-watering sushi to choose from. If you are looking for a new flavor to treat your taste buds to, try sushi that uses the following fish:
Unagi is a sushi topped with freshwater eel. Although the mental image may not be very appetizing, the taste of unagi is simply superb. An article from ListVerse explains further:
Unagi has long been a mainstay in Japan, and has recently surged in popularity in the United States too. It is described as rubbery but not chewy, earthy and mushroomy, if that makes sense. Probably the most chicken-like sushi meat, it isn’t too big of a leap for first-timers once they get over the fact that it’s an eel.
Almost all sushi restaurants get it farm-raised, pre-packaged and grilled in a teriyaki-like sauce, making a taste that incorporates elements of sugar, soy sauce, sesame seeds and sugar, and for the most part that is widely consistent from restaurant to restaurant. It’s also not uncommon for it to be served warm, which is unique for sushi.
Shime saba is a sushi topped with pickled mackerel. The fish meat is often tan-colored but the skin comes in a very shiny silver hue. The taste of shime saba is described as vinegar-y, which can be a bit too strong for sushi “beginners.” However, those who have been eating sushi for a while should definitely give this one a try.
Hamachi is a sushi topped with Japanese Yellowtail (aka Japanese Amberjack). It is known for its buttery texture and tangy flavor. Surprisingly, hamachi goes well with jalapenos, so if you notice this combination on the menu, do not hesitate to give it a try.
(Source: Top 10 Sushi Bites; ListVerse; August 8, 2011)