Order Sushi Like a Native, and Know What You're Eating
By BOB TEDESCHI June 8, 2011
Want to take someone down a notch? Take them to a sushi bar and ask them to order. Even sushi fans face a moment of uncertainty when a server who is clearly fluent in Japanese addresses the table. Novices have it even worse.
Did you just order the salmon or another bottle of sake? Will that tuna come with rice or will it appear as a solitary slab on a plate? And was it maguro tuna or toro tuna? (You'll know when the bill comes.)
Mobile apps can solve these mysteries, while also helping you avoid the contempt of the sushi chef and staff who lack the time to explain every item on the menu while the rest of the restaurant beckons.
If you're a casual sushi eater, you're best downloading free apps like Guide to Sushi or Sushipedia from the Apple App Store, or Japanese Sushi Guide & Quiz and SuShi for Android devices. For a nominal price, SushiGuru ($1 on Apple), SushiMonger ($2 on Apple) and SushiTime ($2 on Apple) offer even better experiences.
The free Apple apps are more polished than the ones for Android devices, but that should come as little surprise to Android users who've ever caught a peek at a friend's iPhone.
...***** Moderator's Note *****
It's fish. Go buy a pole.
Bill Horne Moderator