What You'll Get
Choose Between Two Options
- $25 for $40 worth of Japanese cuisine and drinks for two
- $45 for $80 worth of Japanese cuisine and drink for four
Sushi: Raw Ocean Flavor
Sushi’s very simplicity can seem a bit mysterious: why, exactly, is it okay to eat raw fish? Increase your sushi confidence with Groupon’s brief guide.
Whether it’s a single slice of yellowtail atop a bed of rice or a delicate, complicated roll of eel, avocado, and bits of garlic and seaweed, sushi’s core element is the same: raw fish, impeccably fresh. For many newcomers to the cuisine, the thought of eating uncooked seafood raises a flag as red as fresh tuna. In fact, according to FDA regulations, most fish intended for raw consumption must be frozen first to destroy parasites and other pathogens, meaning that most fish destined for the sushi counter—though still fresh—has been cooled to between –4° F and –31° F before preparation. Most home freezers can’t reach these temperatures, so amateur sushi chefs should either use cooked seafood (also an option at most sushi restaurants) or buy sushi- or sashimi-grade fish that has been prefrozen according to the FDA’s safety guidelines.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.