By: Ashley Ricks and Sara Sanner
Driving down Highway 98, it’s next to impossible to miss the overwhelming number of sushi restaurants that have invaded the city.
The sushi trend has been evident in cities around the nation, and a growing Hattiesburg is finally catching the fish fever.
Inexperienced sushi eaters may be intimidated toward the onslaught of foreign food. No worries. These quick tips will guide you in becoming a sushi guru. When placing your sushi order, keep in mind that a roll is not buttered bread, but actually a six piece seaweed wrap filled with rice and other various ingredients. The best starter roll is the California Roll consisting of crab meat, avocado, cucumber dices, rice, and dried seaweed. To give the sushi more flavor, try drizzling some soy sauce (also known as the ketchup of Asian delicacy) over each piece.
Although Asian food can be a delicious treat, there are a few cultural traditions that you should be cautious of; for instance, the wasabi. This gritty green substance will always accompany your plate of sushi; however, unless you want your eyes to water, nose to burn, and stomach to turn we suggest you keep your distance from wasabi. Although the bright pink garnish looks appealing, eating the ginger will leave you feeling as if you just chugged a bottle of Chanel No.5.
By using these helpful guidelines you will be on the track of becoming an expert in the field of sushi eating.
Although all of Hattiesburg’s new restaurants provide the same cultural setting, each place has unique qualities that bring authenticity to the table. When faced with the newly numerous Asian restaurants, choosing one can be difficult. To help you decide which restaurant would be best for you when eating out, we have dined at each restaurant and have broken them down into four categories to be evaluated.