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There’s More to Sushi Than Fish and Rice

Preparation is key

Sushi may look simple, but the preparation that chefs complete behind the scenes before service even begins is much more complicated than in seems. From expertly seasoning rice to handling whole, freshly caught seafood, sushi chefs transform numerous raw ingredients into flavorful, bite-size combinations.

Eater Video visited 15 East for a look at the work sushi chefs put in before sushi assembly: seafood preparation (filleting, smoking, blanching, or salt curing, or working with fish that will be served raw), the making of fresh wasabi paste, and the creation of the most critical component of sushi, vinegared and perfectly malleable white sushi rice.

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