Japanese Dishes – Sushi Restaurant Albany http://sushirestaurantalbany.com/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 01:11:18 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://sushirestaurantalbany.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-1-150x150.png Japanese Dishes – Sushi Restaurant Albany http://sushirestaurantalbany.com/ 32 32 The best feel-good anime on Crunchyroll https://sushirestaurantalbany.com/the-best-feel-good-anime-on-crunchyroll/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 01:11:18 +0000 https://sushirestaurantalbany.com/the-best-feel-good-anime-on-crunchyroll/ Thanksgiving traditions have grown and changed over time as people discover what they love about the holiday and what they want to implement into their celebrations. Some stick to family gatherings while others join friends or take the time to indulge yourself for the day. Others are experimenting different side dishes and main courses to […]]]>

Thanksgiving traditions have grown and changed over time as people discover what they love about the holiday and what they want to implement into their celebrations. Some stick to family gatherings while others join friends or take the time to indulge yourself for the day. Others are experimenting different side dishes and main courses to disperse in the wide variety of foods to choose from.


One tradition that not everyone can follow is watching football on television. Whatever the reason, some prefer to watch something else instead. There’s no better way than to change that tradition and bring some of the best feel-good anime to the screen for anyone included in the holiday celebrations – and all of these series can be found on Crunchyroll.

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Great Anime for Thanksgiving, From Delicious Food to Deeper Stories

Most can agree that one of the best things about Thanksgiving is the food. So give in to holiday traditions and choose a anime all about food. One of the greatest to play while enjoying the day is Yakitate!! Japan. This 69-episode series follows Kazuma Azuma as he pursues his dream of creating a national bread for Japan and meets many bakers who help him along the way. Whether through inspiration or competition, Azuma is able to learn from his peers. This anime will make viewers not only hungry but also inspired.

One of the most challenging aspects of Thanksgiving may be the focus on family. There are many people who struggle with family ties, have lost loved ones, or rather do something else. A popular choice for Thanksgiving is to have a “Friends-Giving” or to celebrate with reunited family.

Mars is coming like a lion is a 44-episode anime about an orphan, Rei Kiriyama, who struggles with his adoptive family and his loneliness. As the story touches on many difficult topics, Rei finds a group of sisters who understand the harsh realities life has thrown at him and do their best to take care of him. What is so beautiful in this story is love and support Rei is able to find the approach to family difficulties, as well as understanding and the need to cheer up while telling a difficult story.

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Feel-good anime great for viewers of all agesBarakamon and the school babysitters

barakamon is a great selection for an anime to start and end on Thanksgiving Day. With only 12 episodes, it tells the story of Seishu Handa, a calligrapher who is sent on an island retreat after hitting a curator who criticizes his work. On the island, Handa encounters an interesting cast of villagers and attracts the attention of many children who reside there. He has to bear carefree children and has the ability to grow as a person as his patience is tested. Thanks to the help and care of the other villagers, Handa matures a lot and falls in love with life on the island. This much-loved anime is a must-watch for anyone looking to find their footing and for anyone who wants to feel their heart melt while on vacation.

For a good laugh and an adorable cast, Babysitters at school is one of the best anime to watch while on vacation. This 12-episode story with an additional OVA is a fast and hard watch to pause. Due to the loss of his parents, Ryuichi and his brother, Kotaro, are offered the opportunity to be cared for by Academy President Morinomiya – as long as Ryuichi can manage the school’s daycare.

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Viewers see Ryuichi understanding how babysitting in a daycare center while being a freshman at Morinomiya. As a preschooler, Kotaro interacts with the other students at the daycare, which depicts humorous childlike interactions and the extreme differences between everyone. Babysitters at school is both heartwarming and hilarious, an anime just begging to be on screen during Thanksgiving celebrations.

What’s wonderful about all of these picks is that they’re available to stream via Crunchyroll. Mars is coming like a lion and barakamon even offer English-dubbed versions for busy Thanksgiving guests who haven’t had time to study the Japanese language but still want to enjoy a comfortable anime.

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One of EPCOT’s NEW restaurants becomes one of the LAST to reopen https://sushirestaurantalbany.com/one-of-epcots-new-restaurants-becomes-one-of-the-last-to-reopen/ Sat, 19 Nov 2022 17:22:08 +0000 https://sushirestaurantalbany.com/one-of-epcots-new-restaurants-becomes-one-of-the-last-to-reopen/ Japan is known worldwide for its incredible cuisine. From sushi to hibachi and ancient traditional cooking methods to modern fusion iterations, Japan lacks nothing in terms of flavor or creativity. At EPCOT’s World Showcase, this rich and diverse range of flavors is on full display! The pavilion is home to not one but three amazing […]]]>

Japan is known worldwide for its incredible cuisine. From sushi to hibachi and ancient traditional cooking methods to modern fusion iterations, Japan lacks nothing in terms of flavor or creativity. At EPCOT’s World Showcase, this rich and diverse range of flavors is on full display! The pavilion is home to not one but three amazing table service restaurants, each as different as the flavors found in Japan. One in particular really stands out: Takumi-Tei.

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Takumi-Tei is the newest of the pavilion’s three restaurants and also one of the most interesting. Here, the natural elements and splendor of Japan combine with the flavors of the island nation to create one-of-a-kind dishes in a peaceful atmosphere unmatched elsewhere on the Disney property. Japanese-inspired dishes like braised wagyu beef, roast duck, maki sushi and yuzu cheesecake take center stage here. I can tell you from personal experience that the wagyu beef here is absolutely life changing.

Takumi Tei

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The exclusive fine-dining restaurant has been closed since Disney was forced to close in 2020, but according to its parent company, Mitsukoshi, customers will once again be able to enjoy the tranquil atmosphere and top-notch food. Next week the restaurant will reopen on November 23, 2022.

When it returns, it will likely come with some menu changes. Very few World Showcase restaurants have reopened as before. There are rumors of a prix fixe menu, which seems to be the direction many iconic Walt Disney World restaurants are heading. Mitsukoshi however did not confirm any menu changes when we called to inquire. They have however confirmed that the restaurant will only be accessible (no reservations accepted) for a certain period of time. They will eventually revert to “recommended reservations” (which, at Disney, means mandatory).

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5 Best Roblox Games For Foodies To Play In 2022 https://sushirestaurantalbany.com/5-best-roblox-games-for-foodies-to-play-in-2022/ Thu, 17 Nov 2022 03:27:59 +0000 https://sushirestaurantalbany.com/5-best-roblox-games-for-foodies-to-play-in-2022/ Roblox users have created many games for others to have fun alone or have fun with their friends and other fellows online. The titles created by them are unique, entertaining and attract multiple members. Community members have created games in all genres, such as horror, murder mystery, survival, action, shooter, fiction and many more. This […]]]>

Roblox users have created many games for others to have fun alone or have fun with their friends and other fellows online. The titles created by them are unique, entertaining and attract multiple members.

Community members have created games in all genres, such as horror, murder mystery, survival, action, shooter, fiction and many more. This article focuses on titles for foodies, and as such the list primarily includes offerings that involve food in them to play and have fun with.

Note: This article is subjective and reflects the opinions of the author.


List of the best Roblox food games to play this month

1) Life of Roblox Chef

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Chef’s Life is a Roblox experience created by 450 Degrees Interactive in 2020. It’s a perfect game for all foodies, allowing players to create their own restaurants and cook delicious food.

It is a multiplayer game that can be played with up to six members connected to a single server. The title has gained over two billion hits over the years and is known to be a very fun game.

Chef’s Life was inspired by two popular games on the platform, which are:

  1. Retail Tycoon created by Haggie125 in 2015
  2. Restaurant Tycoon created by Ultraw in 2017

In this game, players will have to design their restaurants and add desirable features such as waiting tables, colorful walls, loud music, counters, cooking areas and much more. They can design and cook different kind of cuisines like Chinese, Australian, French, Hawaiian, Indian, Italian, Japanese and many more which they like.

Readers who really like to try different cuisines and explore extensive gastronomy should definitely have this experience with their friends or other online members.


2) Roblox Pizza Factory Tycoon

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Who doesn’t love hot, cheesy, saucy and freshly baked pizzas? Ultraw created a tycoon experience in 2016 called Pizza Factory Tycoon for all Italian food lovers. It is also a multiplayer game that can be played with up to six members connected to a single server.

Pizza Factory Tycoon allows users to build their own restaurants and serve customers their delicious homemade gooey pizzas. They have many options to choose from and can use their favorite ingredients and toppings to create pizzas. They can be creative and come up with a unique flavor that may one day go viral and be offered for sale in the real world.

It’s a popular food tycoon game that has had over 570 million hits in recent years. The title also provides VIP servers for 10 Robux (in-game currencies). Players who like to eat pizza should try this experience at least once and have fun creating and serving their special dishes.


3) Roblox fast food tycoon

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Another tycoon experience on the list is called Roblox Fast Food Tycoon, which was developed by Level-Up Studios in 2017. multiplayer experience which can be played with up to six members connected to a single server.

The title has millions of visits and allows players to cook mouth-watering dishes for their restaurants. It’s a simple game that allows them to create their restaurants, customize them with the latest trends and attract more customers. They can decorate their restaurants using their imagination and creativity.

Users will then have to design menus and cook delicious dishes according to customer orders. They can add as many cuisines and dishes to their menus as they want, which will help them make their restaurant a success and earn more (in-game) money to buy new items for the restaurant.

This multi-genre experience is perfect for foodies. The game will help them learn more about the new cuisines introduced in the title and then enjoy them in the real world as well. Readers who haven’t checked out Fast Food Tycoon should definitely do so at least once.


4) Roblox Junk Food Simulator

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Junk Food Simulator is an adventurous Roblox experience created in 2017 by Food Productions. It’s about eating junkies to climb the rankings worldwide. The main objective of the game is to become the tallest human in the world by eating the available junk food.

The experience provides a great opportunity for foodies to eat without any regrets and grow as they wish without worrying about their health. It is a multiplayer game that allows up to 20 members to connect to a single server. The developers have described the title on the official sites as follows:

“Tired of lifting weights? Well, in this game you’re doing the TOTAL opposite. You can get as BIG as you want. Keep eating more junk food to get even bigger.”

It is a well-known simulation game on the platform and has had over 16 million hits over the years. Readers who love to eat but are afraid of gaining weight should definitely give this a try. Game.


5) Roblox Dare to Cook

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To challenge gamers, DuoTale Studios created a Roblox cooking experience called Dare to cook in 2018 to see if they can cook in the most chaotic kitchen.

It is an all-genre multiplayer title that can be played with up to 15 members connected to a single server. Dare to Cook has had over 36 million hits to date and is one of the best-known cooking games on the platform.

The developers have already warned players in the game description that they will not be responsible for any injuries or accidents caused in the kitchen. Players will have a lot of fun with their friends and other online members in this amazing experience.

So readers are recommended to check out this fantastic title and have some luck surviving in the kitchen!

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Now open: Soko Rooftop is Fortitude Valley’s new 14th-floor luxury Peruvian and Japanese restaurant and bar https://sushirestaurantalbany.com/now-open-soko-rooftop-is-fortitude-valleys-new-14th-floor-luxury-peruvian-and-japanese-restaurant-and-bar/ Mon, 14 Nov 2022 03:09:17 +0000 https://sushirestaurantalbany.com/now-open-soko-rooftop-is-fortitude-valleys-new-14th-floor-luxury-peruvian-and-japanese-restaurant-and-bar/ Rare is the place that can cater to all moods, whether you want to settle down comfortably in a dark environment over a sumptuous meal with your loved ones – or whether you prefer to greet the sun or the stars when evening comes, while sipping a drink with the sky as the ceiling. Now […]]]>

Rare is the place that can cater to all moods, whether you want to settle down comfortably in a dark environment over a sumptuous meal with your loved ones – or whether you prefer to greet the sun or the stars when evening comes, while sipping a drink with the sky as the ceiling. Now open on the St Paul terrace, Soko roof covers both options, the 14 floors above Fortitude Valley.

As first announced in August, but welcoming customers since Friday November 11, this Brisbane newcomer also combines two other things: Peruvian and Japanese cuisine. Here, you will find a menu that includes the dishes, ingredients and techniques of each. Also on the program: a cocktail menu of more than 40 pisco sour flavors, including concentrated sake and yuzu.

Edamame, grilled Japanese shishito peppers and hot and cold tuna sashimi sit on the selection of small plates alongside Latin street corn, jalapeno tuna over crispy rice and trevally with salsa, just to start the menu. There’s also a section dedicated to ceviche and dried fish – featuring sea bass, yellowfin tuna, sea bream, salmon, red snapper and marinated prawns – and two types of bao.

Main courses are designed to be shared, including slow-roasted chorizo ​​in banana leaves, Peruvian stir-fried wagyu and a wok dish with octopus, prawns and mussels. Diners can also enjoy yakitori and sushi and accompany their meal with vino.

From Monday to Friday, there is also an unmissable business lunch, with three different choices of several dishes. Each starts with miso soup and includes your choice of donburi set. From here you can also add a small plate, as well as ice cream or sorbet for dessert.

Perched on the highest level of Jubilee Place – that is, the top of the new building above the Jubilee Hotel – Soko clearly doesn’t do things by halves. It seats 500 patrons, either in its South American-inspired interior decor or under striped umbrellas outside. In both spaces, greenery is a big feature. And, of course, the outdoor space offers a panoramic view of the city.

Latin music, Latin dancers and bongo players keep the venue entertained, which should be as important as the obviously awe-inspiring vistas.

And if you’re the kind of person who can’t stop moving forward in the world – taking every opportunity to see the city you’re in from towering heights, that is – then you’ll understand why a Brisbane’s hospitality team continues to be drawn to rooftop bars, including this one. Earlier in 2022, Ross Ledingham of Icatha Hospitality launched Lina’s roof, which flies over South Brisbane. Now, along with former Evita head chef David Hernandez, he’s added Soko to the valley’s horizon.

To find Soko roof on the 14th floor of Jubilee Place, 470 St Paul’s Terrace, Fortitude Valley from early November – open 12pm-3pm Monday-Thursday for lunch, 5pm-late Wednesday and Thursday for dinner, and 11am-late Friday and Sunday.

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Inside the Trifecta of Dining Destinations at The Wharf’s New Pendry Hotel https://sushirestaurantalbany.com/inside-the-trifecta-of-dining-destinations-at-the-wharfs-new-pendry-hotel/ Tue, 08 Nov 2022 21:50:39 +0000 https://sushirestaurantalbany.com/inside-the-trifecta-of-dining-destinations-at-the-wharfs-new-pendry-hotel/ Culinarily speaking, the new luxury of the Wharf Pendry the hotel is everywhere on the map. You can order a cheeseburger at the lobby bar (Bar Pendry), a vegan squash blossom quesadilla at his poolside Latin restaurant (Flora Flora), and finish a spicy tuna roll on its panoramic roof (moonraker). Montage International’s growing boutique brand, […]]]>

Culinarily speaking, the new luxury of the Wharf Pendry the hotel is everywhere on the map. You can order a cheeseburger at the lobby bar (Bar Pendry), a vegan squash blossom quesadilla at his poolside Latin restaurant (Flora Flora), and finish a spicy tuna roll on its panoramic roof (moonraker).

Montage International’s growing boutique brand, based in Laguna Beach, Calif., has locations in seven US cities, including Pendry Baltimore, Chicago and San Diego, and plans to open three more. The 131-room Pendry Washington DC (655 Water Street Southwest) is part of the Phase 2 platforma southwestern waterfront expansion that includes gleaming high-rises and a flurry of high-end restaurants.

DC’s debut Pendry kicked off in late October with a trio of food and drink gems all led by executive chef Barry Koslow, a local hospitality vet who previously oversaw operations at the Watergate and W hotels. Pendry’s globetrotting restaurant roster all share a locally sourced theme, with ingredients that spin with the time of year.

“Washington DC is an incredibly seasonal place,” Koslow told Eater. “One of the things I love about it is that we have all four seasons, and part of the joy of cooking in this city is that we’re so close to so many great producers of everything.”

Each establishment adheres to high-end hotel prices, with cocktails hovering around $20 and entrees between $20 and $40.

Bar Pendry’s vibrant cocktail program features plenty of fruity, bubbly and funky flavors.
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Tucked away in the lobby, Bar Pendry’s selection of pint-sized bites takes a back seat to the cocktail program. Bar manager and Kith and Kin alum Sunny Seng doesn’t shy away from cocoa in his “Chocolate City,” featuring rye, chocolate-infused vermouth, chocolate mole bitters, and raisins coated in chocolate. A pineapple-based cocktail called “Aggregate Hospitality” pays tribute to the tropical fruit that symbolizes hospitality. It is constructed with pineapple-infused rum, pineapple-lime juice, and pineapple syrup.

Refined gold and navy bar snacks include eggs deviled with caviar, vegan beetroot poke and mini lobster corn dog, while crab cake, grilled artichoke panini and black bean burger offer a little more substance. Koslow says he expects Bar Pendry’s food options to remain relatively stable compared to the hotel’s other two restaurants.

A level above, the Mexican-Peruvian-influenced Flora Flora is the hotel’s all-day dining restaurant (breakfast and lunch to start, dinner coming soon). The indoor/outdoor setup on the second floor offers a lush, earthy vibe to reflect the vegetable dishes that make up half of its menu.

“It’s kind of trying to give this segment something extraordinary instead of just another pasta dish or another mushroom gnocchi,” he says.

Morning options outside the door include oatmeal loaded with fruit and nuts, avocado toast over rye sprinkled with tajin and pepitas, and huevos rancheros. For lunch, there’s tortilla soup, lomo saltado (a Peruvian beef stir-fry), and avocado tacos. The kitchen works a celeriac pastor, he says. Finely cut celery will be spiced and roasted with pineapple to mimic the texture and taste of pork.

The final piece of the culinary puzzle is on the 14th floor, where sweeping views of the Potomac are paired with small bites, sushi, and an array of libations at the chic 150-seat Moonraker.

A large circular bar is centered around Japanese highballs that mix bright flavors with bubbles. “Fuji Apple Sonic” includes imo shochu, Lillet Rosé, peach liqueur and fuji apple juice, while a bubbly “Ichigo-Go” includes gin, strawberry shrub and strawberry liqueur.

Rooftop dishes include spicy tuna with crispy rice, okonomiyaki (a savory Japanese street food pancake), and Tokyo fried chicken. A range of sashimi, maki and nigiri options highlight seasonal fish, while unexpected fusions play out in dishes like cacio e pepe rice cakes and yuzu profiteroles.

“We have a lot of playful little things we do here, a little off the beaten path, that inspire people to play with their expectations,” says Kolslow.

Koslow says he feels the pressure in a city and neighborhood where culinary caliber is higher than ever.

“I’ve been in the city for a long time and it’s hard to get in and have a great restaurant that stands out from a lot of other great restaurants,” he says.

Phase 2 will also feature hit arrivals from Gordon Ramsay (Hell’s Kitchen) and New York Chinese chef Philippe Chow, as well as fast-casual burger options (lucky buns); Maine lobster rolls with butter (famous mason); Latin street food (bartaco); Thompson’s Hospitality Milk & Honey and Slice of matchbox. Ramsay’s new Gordon Ramsay Fish & Chips was the first big opening so far.

“There is a bit of competition, but the competition really pushes everyone to be better and to make every experience an amazing experience because the bar is set so high,” says Koslow.

Moonraker’s slender interior spills out onto an airy patio overlooking the boats floating below.
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—Tierney Plumb contributed to this report

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A SPARKLING HORIZONTAL VIEW SERVED WITH SUSHI AND COCKTAILS: HYDE DUBAI’S KATSUYA TERRACE IS NOW OPEN FOR THE SEASON https://sushirestaurantalbany.com/a-sparkling-horizontal-view-served-with-sushi-and-cocktails-hyde-dubais-katsuya-terrace-is-now-open-for-the-season/ Sun, 06 Nov 2022 09:41:40 +0000 https://sushirestaurantalbany.com/a-sparkling-horizontal-view-served-with-sushi-and-cocktails-hyde-dubais-katsuya-terrace-is-now-open-for-the-season/ A favorite of Japanese cuisine lovers, the award-winning Katsuya restaurant has been serving up inventive dishes and has been impressing visitors since it opened at the Hyde Hotel Dubai. With an enviable backdrop of the magnificent Burj Khalifa and breathtaking Dubai Canal, the famous celebrity hotspot has just reopened its airy outdoor dining space with […]]]>

A favorite of Japanese cuisine lovers, the award-winning Katsuya restaurant has been serving up inventive dishes and has been impressing visitors since it opened at the Hyde Hotel Dubai. With an enviable backdrop of the magnificent Burj Khalifa and breathtaking Dubai Canal, the famous celebrity hotspot has just reopened its airy outdoor dining space with a new cocktail bar promising a fresh take on Japanese flavors, a menu of high drinks and premium shisha flavors served in the adjoining lounge.

Set in a beautiful modern Japanese interior with red hues, ‘daruma dolls’, famous Kaws artifacts, illuminated photographs and Asian dragon design touches, Katsuya continues to serve specialty cocktails, unique buns and platters. of spectacular sushi and sashimi under the direction of the head chef. Pavel Nigai, who is known for skillfully translating Japanese flavors for discerning connoisseurs.

Both old and new guests will be delighted to rediscover the unexpected and memorable world of Katsuya, which has changed the face of Japanese cuisine. Katsuya allows the sophisticated palate to sample the finest and most diverse ingredients on their menu like Hojicha, white balsamic pearls and sea urchins imported from Italy, Japan and the United States. Pavel’s original recipes are also among Katsuya Dubai’s best-selling dishes, such as Lobster Dynamite Roll, Chilean Seabass, A5 Japanese Wagyu Sando and Spicy Chicken.

While people often talk about Katsuya’s food, design and hospitality, the mixology team has certainly outdone themselves in creating a drink menu that will appeal to both long-time fans and new fans of the brand. . All of these features contribute to Katsuya’s success, including winning “Best Restaurant in East Asia” in the recent Leaders in F&B awards by Hotel and Catering News.

“We are excited to welcome everyone as we expand the Katsuya experience to our outdoor dining space, cocktail and shisha bar. Thanks to the mastery and exacting standards of Chef Pavel and his team, Katsuya has remained consistent with its quality that has kept customers coming back for more. And we are confident that this season’s terrace will make every visit even better,” said Luke James, General Manager of Hyde Hotel Dubai.

The recently relaunched terrace exudes a romantic ambience ideal for relaxing during the upcoming winter season. With a glittering backdrop of the Burj Khalifa, Katsuya Dubai is also expecting a busy festive season with the team already getting bookings for New Year’s Eve parties.

For more information and reservations, visit Katsuya Dubai Where katsuyadubaireservations@hydedubai.com / +971 487 871 1010. Be social with us at https://www.instagram.com/katsuyahydedubai/

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How to Control Your Portion Sizes and Eat the Right Amount of Food https://sushirestaurantalbany.com/how-to-control-your-portion-sizes-and-eat-the-right-amount-of-food/ Mon, 31 Oct 2022 10:29:00 +0000 https://sushirestaurantalbany.com/how-to-control-your-portion-sizes-and-eat-the-right-amount-of-food/ The mythical “clean plate club” has a solid mission: to finish the food presented to you, so that nothing is wasted. But what if there is way too much food in front of you, for more or less every meal, up to almost 3,600 calories one day? American adults have little trouble licking their plates […]]]>

The mythical “clean plate club” has a solid mission: to finish the food presented to you, so that nothing is wasted. But what if there is way too much food in front of you, for more or less every meal, up to almost 3,600 calories one day?

American adults have little trouble licking their plates clean – to research published in the International Journal of Obesity a few years ago indicates that we finish 92% of the food we feed ourselves.

Yet these plates are sagging under the weight of portions that have ballooned in size over the past 50 years. Bagels, burgers, pots of theater popcorn, platters of Thai takeout…everything is bigger than before. And if your stomach is trained to expect a certain amount of food (ultra-processed, high-calorie foods, mind you), it’s only natural that you over-index when cooking for yourself as well.

How to regain control of your portions? This guide is a good starting point. From adopting a Confucian dinnertime technique to taking a stand on infamous cheat meals, here’s what you need to know.

Appetizing, yes, but almost certainly too much food.

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It’s Japanese for “Eat until 80% full.” It is a common intonation before the meal in Okinawa, one of the five on the planet “Blue Zones” (a term that describes regions with an unusually high concentration of centenarians), and not so coincidentally, a place where daily calorie intake is less than 2,000.

Calorie counting is a difficult exercise, one that too often backfires and promotes unhealthy eating habits, but those who follow the 80% rule don’t care exactly about labels or weigh portions on food scales. digital kitchens. They listen to their body, practice a form of a concept that is now commonly called as “intuitive eating”.

It’s easiest to practice the 80% rule when making a standard weekday dinner list. It’s a subjective concept, obviously – despite the seemingly official percentage – but you can get used to it by paying close attention to your stomach throughout a meal. Slow down, eat with friends or family (instead of in front of the TV), and once you feel almost satisfied, call it. If you are really Hungry later, fine enough, but at least give yourself the chance to eat a serving that gets you where you need to be.

Beware of restaurants

They know what they’re doing: butter, salt, and enough food for two and a half dinners, not just one. At a time when standing out on Instagram is more important than ever, some establishments have topped even the allocations of conventionally oversized American portions. (Every day or two I see a food vlogger muscle up through a plate of chicken and waffles that would make even Homer Simpson happy.)

Going out to eat can torpedo any semblance of control over portion size, and in some ways that’s okay — like feasting on your birthday or during the holidays, it’s important to embrace happy events. Associating mental words with “big serve” and “I messed up” is a useless and self-defeating exercise. Life is hard. You have the right to seek good food.

But remember: if you wish, you are also allowed to ask your waiter for a half portion. Consider: checking the menu before you go, pairing a few sides instead of choosing a main course, ordering before everyone else (so you can stay firm in your decision!) having a thoughtful snack at home , say yes to salad or soup (giving you a bit of a clue as to how hungry you are), or share with a partner.

Eat colorful

This is arguably the most important nutrition credo – if your plate is always a shade of caramel brown, you’re probably neglecting certain food groups and leaning a little too heavily on fried/frozen/processed foods. Meanwhile, qualifying for a “colorful” diet requires a little more than squirting various sauces onto those beige plates; that means embracing green vegetables, grains, seeds, beans, peas, lentils, nuts, and fruits.

But embracing a variety of dishes and keeping them small and sequential can completely trivialize dinnertime…in a good way. Why not make a few small dishes (using the tapas philosophy) instead of garnishing the plate around a piece of meat? For example: create a tasting menu of blistered tomatoes, then oven-roasted asparagus, then mushroom risotto, then pan-fried scallops. Eat like cooks eat, if the spirit prompts you, cook as you go. This will help foster an appreciation for different flavors and how much you need to eat to feel full. Plus, you’ll probably become a better cook by accident.

On cheat meals

It’s delicate. Cheat meals are fun (and again, all over Instagram), but as nutritionists are quick to point out, they tend to work as a kind of permission slip for extreme overeating – the idea being that certain foods are considered bad, until on a holy day you are allowed to eat as many of them as possible (usually because you have completed a physically grueling challenge).

But the practice can lead to a weight cycle that, over time, can fuel feelings of anxiety and depression. If you are not The rockWhere Chris Hemsworthwith a full team dedicated to helping you stay fit, the problem will only get worse.

From a portion size perspective, think about why you’re prone to “cheating” on a meal in the first place. If you just finished a marathon or a multi-day hike, that’s fine. (You’ll probably vomit most of it anyway, fair warning.) But if you’re craving a medieval feast-level cheat meal every time Sunday rolls around, that could be a sign that you’re not eating properly. all week long. A compromise? Try to quell the urge without go crazy on the calories. See what a burger and fries do for you. Don’t start with two burgers, large fries, a shake, and chicken tenders.

To jump or to scarf

Intermittent fasting is legit. Not because some YouTuber told you that their exact 8:16:8 (or whatever) breakdown is “the only way to hack a fasting state and achieve god status here on Earth”, but because Generally, we all overeat, and occasionally skipping meals is a great way to cut calories. (More: there are genetic advantages to be hungry.)

But similar to hitting Trader Joe’s on an empty stomach, it’s possible to overdo it when hungry and prep/order way too much food, which simply won’t have a positive impact on portion control. When experimenting with intermittent fasting, pay attention to what skipping a meal does to your energy levels and mood; how this, in turn, affects your ability to work or train; and how rational you feel when you finally reach the time for your next meal.

It can be helpful to know exactly what you’re going to eat to break the fast ahead of time – and maybe make a habit of preparing that meal or snack ahead of time. But if you’re starting to feel like you’re forcing it, or the chosen time of day makes skipping a meal really difficult, then it might not be worth it. Similar to hara hachi bun methis is a situation where developing a subconscious understanding of wholeness will pay dividends for decades to come.

To fill!

Grazing had a moment in the middle years, then became terribly obsolete when intermittent fasting burst onto the scene. Who cares – ignore the schizophrenic jockey of poppy-food trends. If snacking here and there throughout the day keeps you energized and, more importantly, keeps you from serving yourself too much when it’s time for a “real” meal, then that’s okay.

Keep it simple. Opt for apple slices, whole grain toast, avocados in all their forms, almonds and dried fruits. Personally, I make a smoothie with peanut butter, two bananas, and oat milk every day. That’s all I really want in the morning, next to a few cups of water and an iced coffee, and once I’ve done a bit of work, it’s time for lunch. Find what works for you, and when in doubt, drink more water and eat more fiber. Your portions later in the day will reflect this sensitivity.

Mother Earth

Americans throw 80 billion pounds of food each year. Up to 40% of the US food supply ends up in the trash. It’s my fault, it’s your fault, it’s the fault of everyone you know. We all do it and it sucks. If you want to be part of the solution, learn your true serving size. This way you can buy and cook what you know you’ll actually want to eat – and save yourself from throwing the rest away (or making that thing where it sits in a container for three days… and then you throw it all away holding your nose in shame).

Smaller plates?

Size matters – when it comes to tableware. Research has confirmed that people eat larger portions of food when they eat from larger plates or bowls, and alarmingly, they don’t even realize they’re doing it. This is perhaps the most stupidly simple way to master your portion control; simply place your first serving on a small plate. If you want more, so be it. Add a little more. And go from there. Trust us: you’ll be satisfied—that’s 80% of the way there—in time.

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Two Cleveland restaurants fail inspections after improperly storing food | Local News https://sushirestaurantalbany.com/two-cleveland-restaurants-fail-inspections-after-improperly-storing-food-local-news/ Fri, 28 Oct 2022 22:21:31 +0000 https://sushirestaurantalbany.com/two-cleveland-restaurants-fail-inspections-after-improperly-storing-food-local-news/ Two fail scores in Cleveland this week after an inspector found chicken was undercooked at one restaurant and improper storage techniques were being used at another. Japanese Hibachi Express on Spring Creek Boulevard scored a 46 and Burrito Xpress on Inman Street scored a 63. At Japanese Hibachi Express, the inspector observed an employee not […]]]>

Two fail scores in Cleveland this week after an inspector found chicken was undercooked at one restaurant and improper storage techniques were being used at another.

Japanese Hibachi Express on Spring Creek Boulevard scored a 46 and Burrito Xpress on Inman Street scored a 63.

At Japanese Hibachi Express, the inspector observed an employee not changing gloves between cleaning and grilling, as well as between using wiping cloths and preparing food.

A raw steak was found stored on uncovered sauces.

The inspector says the floor, ceiling and walls were very dirty.

Containers intended for one-time use were washed and reused for other food products.

The chicken was only cooked to 127-156 degrees where it should be cooked to at least 185 degrees.

The utensils were only rinsed before being put away as clean.

The inspector noted that a clean metal cooking pot was stored on the floor, along with cans of broccoli in the cold room.

The inspector also suggested the restaurant take the food safety training course through the Bradley County Health Department.

At Burrito Xpress, the inspector said handwashing techniques were poor and the sink had no hot water. An employee was seen handling raw beef, then proceeded to clean dishes without washing their hands.

It was found that employees were not wearing jewelry properly in the food preparation area.

The toilets were in poor condition and had no covered bin.

According to the inspector, the dishes were not disposed of before being washed and were stored clean with food residues. They were then stacked wet and did not air dry properly.

Several wet disinfectant wipes were stored outside the disinfection solution.

The food was being held past its seven-day disposal date and the restaurant had to throw away 15 pounds of food.

The raw beef was left to thaw for the next day on the counter. Cooked food was not hot enough and water levels in steam wells were not correct.

The inspector said there was no consistent dating procedure in the restaurant.

The owner of Burrito Xpress met with the inspector and they discussed cooling methods.

If you have a question about a restaurant, hotel, pool, or gym, call your local health department.

Hamilton County

  • 92 City Green at Northshore 200 Citygreen Way Chattanooga, TN
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  • 98 Moe’s Southwestern Grill 1820 Gunbarrel Road Suite 100 Chattanooga, TN
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  • 98 Southern Star 1210 Taft Highway Suite D Signal Mountain, TN (Tracking)
  • 100 Chattanooga Marriott Downtown 2 Carter Plaza Chattanooga, TN
  • 100 Zaxby’s #66101 7634 E Brainerd Road Chattanooga, TN
  • 100 Chattanooga School Arts & Sciences 865 E Third Street Chattanooga, TN
  • 100 Robert Emery Chocolate 809 Kentucky Avenue Signal Mountain, TN
  • 91 Chattanooga School Arts & Sciences 865 E Third Street Chattanooga, TN
  • 100 Grindhouse Coffee Company 9447 Lazy Circles Drive Ooltewah, TN
  • 100 McDonald’s #33889 1735 Ooltewah Ringgold Road Ooltewah, TN
  • 98 Krystal CHNF09 3150 Broad Street Chattanooga, TN
  • 96 El Metate I, Inc. 1238 Taft Highway Signal Mountain, TN
  • 98 Holiday Inn & Suites 434 Chestnut Street Chattanooga, TN
  • 99 Alexian Village Square 100 James Boulevard Signal Mountain, TN
  • 99 Chattcuterie 804 Riverfront Parkway Suite 110 Chattanooga, TN
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  • 100 Creative Learning Academy 2808 4e Chattanooga Avenue, TN
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  • 93 Amigo’s East Ridge 3805 Ringgold Road Chattanooga, TN
  • 96 Top Golf Chattanooga 490 Camp Jordan Parkway Chattanooga, TN
  • 96 Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill 2225 Gunbarrel Road Chattanooga, TN
  • 98 La Altena II 8644 E Brainerd Road Suite 120 Chattanooga, TN
  • 97 Big River Grille & Brewing Works #4201 222 Broad Street Chattanooga, TN (Following)
  • 95 Boys & Girls Club Chattanooga (Duncan Unit) 2312 Duncan Avenue Chattanooga, TN (Tracking)
  • 91 KFC K365003 2501 S Broad Street Chattanooga, TN
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  • 98 Chattatater (Mobile) 333 Candle Light Drive Hixson, TN (Follow-up)
  • 100 Dubs BBQ 221 Timber Knoll Drive Chattanooga, TN
  • 99 Kabob-ster 1408 Gunbarrel Road Suite 111 Chattanooga, TN
  • 97 Pizza Hut #37599 4340 Ringgold Road East Ridge, TN (Follow-up)
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  • 97 Soddy Daisy Nutrition Studio 9218 Dayton Pike Soddy Daisy, TN
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  • 98 S. Chattanooga Recreation Center Pool 1152 40th Street Chattanooga, TN
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  • 100 Couch’s Bar-B-Que 8307 Old Lee Highway Ooltewah, TN
  • 98 Goodfellas Pizzeria 1208 King Street Suite 105 Chattanooga, TN (Tracking)
  • 96 Komatsu 409 Signal Mountain Road Chattanooga, TN (Tracking)
  • 74 Sushi Nabe Japanese Restaurant 110 River Street Chattanooga, TN
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  • 100 Kung Fu Tea 50 Frazier Avenue Suite 200 Chattanooga, TN
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  • 100 Pork N Deans Barbecue 2193 Park Drive Chattanooga, TN
  • 100 Red Owl Coffee Company 7737 E Brainerd Road Chattanooga, TN
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  • 89 JA Henry Food & Fun Kitchen 460 Dodson Avenue Chattanooga, TN
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Bradley County

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Catoosa County

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Murray County

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Walker County

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Whitfield County

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Shogun Hibachi opens in Plainville offering Japanese food, boba drinks – Hartford Courant https://sushirestaurantalbany.com/shogun-hibachi-opens-in-plainville-offering-japanese-food-boba-drinks-hartford-courant/ Wed, 26 Oct 2022 10:01:13 +0000 https://sushirestaurantalbany.com/shogun-hibachi-opens-in-plainville-offering-japanese-food-boba-drinks-hartford-courant/ Japanese food and boba drinks came to East Street in Plainville on October 12 when Shogun Hibachi opened in the vacant spot once occupied by Sweet Basil Thai. Manager Tina Wang, from Fujin, China, said the restaurant team researched restaurants in the city before opening Shogun Hibachi. “We saw what they were selling, their portion […]]]>

Japanese food and boba drinks came to East Street in Plainville on October 12 when Shogun Hibachi opened in the vacant spot once occupied by Sweet Basil Thai.

Manager Tina Wang, from Fujin, China, said the restaurant team researched restaurants in the city before opening Shogun Hibachi.

“We saw what they were selling, their portion sizes and we worked together on the menu to do something no one else had,” said Wang, who lives in Bristol.

The restaurant already has regular customers and popular dishes. “The most favorite is the hibachi filet mignon, and a lot of people order the Shogun Emperor Deluxe, which is for two people, lots of food,” she said. “One person keeps coming in and says, ‘I want to eat here every night’.”

Wang is particularly proud of the restaurant’s homemade Yum Yum sauce – the recipe is secret – which is served with every hibachi dish. “Everything tastes good on its own, but when you put the sauce on, it tastes a little different, a little better,” she said. “I eat it every day on my noodles.”

Unlike many hibachi restaurants, Shogun’s chefs work in a closed kitchen, not among customers. The restaurant, decorated with iconographic Japanese murals on the walls and lovely Japanese hanging lamps, seats several dozen people and does a lively take-out business.

Hibachi entrees range from $20 for vegetables and $35 for lobster. Options also include chicken, shrimp, calamari, sirloin, scallops, salmon, and filet mignon.

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Two-protein combos and “emperor dinners,” in a variety of combinations, range from $23 to $37. “Ocean’s Treasure”, a combination of scallops, lobsters and shrimp, sells for $40. “Shogun Emperor’s Deluxe,” a meal for two with scallops, lobster, shrimp, and filet mignon, is $60.

All hibachi entrees come with soup, salad, vegetables, two pieces of shrimp, noodles, fried rice, and yum yum sauce.

Lunchtime hibachi bento boxes — with salad, soup, rice and vegetables — range from $10.95 for vegetables to $12.95 for steak or scallop, and also include chicken, shrimp and salmon. A two-protein bento costs $15.95.

Smaller entrees include fried rice and noodles from $10.95 to $15.95. Entrees and sides, from $3 to $11.95, include salads, soups, harumaki, gyoza, shumai, edamame, crab rangoon and coconut shrimp.

Boba teas, at $5.50, come in peach, mango, strawberry, pineapple, taro, Earl Grey, lychee and red bean. Desserts, at $5.95, are tempura cheesecake and mochi ice cream.

Shogun Hibachi, at 33 East St. in Plainville, is open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. and Sunday noon to 9:30 p.m. shogunplainville.com.

Susan Dunne can be contacted at sdunne@courant.com.

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Culinary scholarship in Tokyo brings hope to Burmese students https://sushirestaurantalbany.com/culinary-scholarship-in-tokyo-brings-hope-to-burmese-students/ Sun, 23 Oct 2022 00:17:57 +0000 https://sushirestaurantalbany.com/culinary-scholarship-in-tokyo-brings-hope-to-burmese-students/ Burma has faced political turmoil since his army seized power in a coup last year. The COVID-19 outbreak has also led to a decline in the number of Burmese students studying in Japan which, until then, had been on the rise. Amid this situation, a culinary school in Tokyo’s Shinjuku district has enrolled six Burmese […]]]>

Burma has faced political turmoil since his army seized power in a coup last year. The COVID-19 outbreak has also led to a decline in the number of Burmese students studying in Japan which, until then, had been on the rise.

Amid this situation, a culinary school in Tokyo’s Shinjuku district has enrolled six Burmese students with full scholarships. The students began attending classes at the end of May and the school believes they will become “a beacon of hope for young people in Myanmar”.

“Thank you for this food!” This was the refrain uttered by the six students at the table before starting their meal.

In the staff room Shinjuku Chorishi Senmon Gakko (Shinjuku Culinary School), six women were sitting around a table having lunch. They were international students from Myanmar who had come to study in Japan since the end of May. Already studying Japanese at universities or other institutions, they were in Tokyo hoping to learn Japanese manners and etiquette while having lunch with the staff.

Japanese dishes are low in oil, light and very tasty. I want to make some for my family,” said Nwe Nanda Au, a beaming 26-year-old student.

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Protesters in Myanmar oppose the coup that toppled Myanmar’s democracy in February 2021.

Career option in a haven of peace

The security situation in Myanmar has deteriorated since the military coup in February 2021, and an increase in airfare prices caused a dramatic drop in the number of Burmese students studying in Japan. The culinary school had taken one to nine Burmese students each year, but none were enrolled in 2021.

“As a fellow Asian, I felt called to receive Burmese students who wanted to study in Japan,” said Umeo Kamikanda, director of the culinary school.

The school covers all student tuition and living expenses. The six Burmese students at the lunch table in May were selected through interviews and other procedures from among 100 applicants who responded to the school’s advertisement for the one-year program.

Kalaya Thein Thein, 24, had worked as an interpreter for a Japanese company in Myanmar. But she lost her job when the business was suspended due to the military coup and the pandemic. “For a long time, I was at home doing nothing. I wanted to try something new, so I chose to study a cuisine that was already familiar to me.”

The other students had studied and worked in Myanmar to fulfill their dream of studying in Japan – until it all fell apart.

Kay Tuy Soe, 33, said: “I couldn’t use the internet, petrol prices quadrupled and I couldn’t afford to buy anything.

Endry Nya Maw Kyaw, 22, revealed that she ‘couldn’t tell the police even if something happened’ and ‘lives in anxiety every day’.

First steps towards their dreams

Director Kamikanda hopes that after completing the one-year culinary school program, students will gain qualifications, gain the necessary hands-on experience in Japanese restaurants and start their own businesses at home. He hopes that by gaining a variety of experiences during their limited stay in Japan, the students will become entrepreneurs and a guide for Myanmar’s youth.

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The students have no prior culinary training, so the road to opening a restaurant will not be easy. But they took the first steps towards their dreams.

Nunu Shwe Ba, 23, expressed her determination. “I think it will take 5-10 years for Myanmar to become the safe country it used to be. I want to use what I learned in Japan to one day open my own restaurant in Myanmar.”

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(Read the report in Japanese on this link.)

Author: Misaki Owatari

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