Tokyo’s Sashimi Sushi spot has launched a new menu item that’s reminiscent of the popular sushi spot in Japan, KyoZA.
The restaurant in Tokyo’s Ikebukuro district has been offering traditional Japanese cuisine for nearly a decade, and the new dish, called kumo sushi, comes with the same “sushi” style that’s been on offer for more than 30 years.
A bowl of the dish includes a seaweed and a handful of vegetables.
It’s topped with a creamy, crunchy sauce and is topped with pickled seaweed, squid, and tuna.
The menu item is priced at about ¥2,400 ($230) per person.
The new menu entry is a “new approach” to sushi that KyoZEa says will appeal to the “more traditional Japanese palate”.
The sushi is made with a variety of seafood, but it’s made with fresh, locally sourced seafood that’s “not only delicious but healthy too,” Kyozea said in a statement.
“We hope the new menu will attract people to try the original, and we also hope to help to revive the local food scene in the country.”
In the past, sushi was served on the traditional plates of rice and vegetables, with some fish or shellfish added.
The new menu has been launched after an initiative from KyoZa, a food company, to promote the Japanese traditional foods in the United States.
The company said in January that it was adding “local ingredients and fresh ingredients” to its menus in the US.