Today is International Sushi Day – and we’re celebrating it with Momo!
I wasn’t familiar with International Sushi Day at all. Nowadays, it seems as if there’s a celebratory day every day. How has this craze ever started?
Either way, you don’t need to give me a reason to go out to eat sushi.
At Momo, we were given a short introduction to the history of sushi. And the chefs showed us some of the most popular sushi dishes at the restaurant.
In Amsterdam, you have a handful of Japanese restaurants that serve traditional sushi. More popular nowadays, with especially the young crowd, are the more Westernized rolls. Which is what they serve at Momo. Rolls like the Momo roll with tuna, salmon, seabass, avocado and tarragon miso or a foie gras and chives roll are rolls you probably won’t find in Japan. Sushi purists will say rolls like these are not sushi anymore. But every cuisine has transformed in some way or another over the course of history. And you cannot deny that the rolls have become such an integral part of the world of sushi.
We were served different nigiri with scallops, caviar, wagyu (always my favorite) and several rolls like the soft shell crab roll, the lobster & mango roll and shrimp tempura roll. Sushi at Momo is served with Japanese grated wasabi – the flavor of which is so beautifully subtle and yet full of depth at the same time. As far as I know, this is currently only done at Momo and Taiko.
Happy International Sushi Day. If you’re going out for sushi today, enjoy!