Horse Meat Sushi is a Japanese Delicacy, Because Neigh


Nikuzushi, a sushi restaurant located Japan, specializes in meat. In fact, that’s pretty much what Nikuzushi means, “Meat Sushi.”

The gourmet sushi restaurant is known for one protein in particular, and it’s not something you can find at the bottom of the ocean — a popular variety of horse meat sushi.

Patrons can order an eight-piece spread of different horse meat cuts for about 1,600 yen ($15 US). Among the cuts were akami (lean meat), harami (belly), nakaochi (back) and negi toro (diced fatty meat wrapped with seaweed). According to Rocket News, most of the horse meat from Nikuzushi was flown in from Canada. This is due to the fact that Canadian horses are apparently leaner and less gamey than their native Japanese counterparts.


If equestrian meat is too adventurous for you, the restaurant is also said to serve a pretty tasty cut of beef. Maybe start there and work your way to the horse stuff.

H/T Rocket News 24


Dip Your Sushi in A Shark Bite of Soy Sauce


Sushi is a funny thing. For starters, it’s the subject of interpretive fishy dances, which is questionable. However, the delicious Japanese cuisine is also a source of inspiration for awesome concepts, like this shark sushi plate.

Made by aviceramics, this clay creation is not only a clever piece of art, but it also serves as a soy sauce dish. It’s sort of like you’re fighting the jaws of death every time you go to dip your sushi, which, we’ll admit, would make us feel totally BA.

The only downside is that you might have the Jaws theme song stuck in your head while chowing down next to a toothy shark, making for a very dramatic meal.

H/T + Picthx Technabob


Katana-Carved Sandwich


It’s about time Japanese food came through with a sandwich (pardon my ignorance if they already do). Tempura sweet potato as the bread, layered up with ginger, sashimi and wakame seaweed. I don’t know what my friends will say when we’re out at the sushi spot and they catch me making this sandwich in between Saki shots….OK let’s be real…I don’t have a “sushi spot”….or friends. (Thx Insanewiches)


Craving: Salmon Sashimi

Buttery, fatty, and just plain delicious, salmon sashimi is one of my favorite parts of eating sushi. Salmon is filled with fat that’s good for you, so why not eat lots of it? Whenever I go to eat sushi, I try to eat sashimi even though it’s quite expensive. Those who know how to eat sushi in its pure form really appreciate sashimi and I’m one of those people. (PicThx NoShowerFamily)