The Shortcomings of Supermarket Sushi

When people are introduced to sushi, many are trying the supermarket varieties. This is unfortunate, because it’s a poor representation of the kinds of proper sushi you can find at a quality place like our Issaquah sushi restaurant. If your only experience with sushi came plastic-wrapped out of the corner store’s take-out aisle, here’s why you should give our favorite Japanese fare another chance.

There is no substitute for fresh sushi. Supermarket sushi generally cannot be made fresh, because it has to endure sitting on the shelf for longer than is strictly advisable for raw fish. This is why you’re mostly going to be finding only cucumber rolls and California rolls with imitation crab in your supermarket. Neither of these contain raw fish, and neither of these deliver a properly satisfying sushi experience.

When you get fresh restaurant sushi, you get a better selection and better ingredients. In addition to fish, you’re also getting fresh nori. Nori used in supermarket sushi is dried and processed, robbing it of much of its taste and better qualities. Only the nori in a proper, fresh sushi can contribute to the overall experience, rather than detracting from it. So if you need to give sushi a second chance, get yourself down to Aji Sushi and experience it the way it was meant to be experienced.