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Kodomo no Hi or Japanese Children's Day

In India Children’s Day is celebrated on 14th November, coinciding with the birth anniversary of India’s first Prime Minister, Jawahar Lal Nehru, lovingly called as, “Chacha Nehru”. But in Japan, Children’s Day or Kodomo no Hi as it is called in Japanese, is celebrated on 5th May, annually. Kodomo no Hi, was traditionally known as Boy’s Day (Tango no Sekku), there is also a Girl’s Day in Japan, called Hinamatsuri which falls on the 3rd of March. In modern times Boy’s Day was declared as a national holiday to celebrate the happiness of children and to thank mothers, renaming it to Kodomo no Hi. On this day Japanese families raise carp-shaped flags called, Koinobori flags. Because according to legend, a...

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Help! This sushi is too big!

A common misconception among non-Japanese sushi lovers is that sushi is meant to be eaten in one bite. But it is not mandatory with all sizes of sushi. Yes! sushi comes in different sizes. Depending on the quantity of ingredients used and preparation style, sushi could be; A Futomaki Roll - is 2 to 2 1/2 inches in diameter and contains a large quantity of ingredients. This is a very large roll and cannot be eaten in one bite and one should not attempt to do so either. Futomaki rolls are usually made on special occasions and festivals in Japan, because of which they come in more variety of flavours. It is perfectly acceptable to eat a Futumaki in 2...

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Is Sushi Just Raw Fish and Cold Rice?

Obviously, not! :D Sushi, in simple words is a Japanese food preparation that consists of cooked vinegared rice, seafood and vegetables. It has its origin in South East Asia along the Mekong river. The word, “Sushi” in the ancient form of the language, literally means, “Sour tasting”. This is because originally, sushi consisted of fish wrapped in soured fermented rice. This oldest form is still made in Japan and is called narezushi. The contemporary sushi consists of a roll made of the of the following ingredients; Nori - Sheet of Dried Seaweed Many people think that the dark outer covering on sushi is non-vegetarian. It is actually edible seaweed paper, which is totally vegetarian and is made from the Pyropia...

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Good Things Come in Small Packages

This is especially true for #Bento boxes (Japanese lunch boxes). Just like in India, mum’s in Japan pack lunch for their kids. In order to make the food look appealing and to encourage them to eat different types of food, they often decorate #sushi, rice, meats and vegetables to look like popular children’s characters. It has even become an art-form known as #Kyaraben and like everything else there is even an app for it! (http://charaben.pics/) They look appetizing, don’t they? For your very own lunch box, just give us a call on +911244251950 or place your order online at http://www.sushijunction.com. They might not look this cute but our #sushi is sure to leave you craving for more.

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