So, the worlds’ most expensive sushi will set you back about 1978.15 USD (174,868.55 Ksh) in case you were ever wondering, or just lazily laying around looking for something to spend your money on. The sushi in question is nigiri- sushi (which means hand formed); a decadent 5 piece dish, that comes wrapped in a 24 carat gold leaf, garnished with diamonds, and mikimoto pearls. The original recipe is crafted by Guinness World Record’s holder, Chef Angelito Araneta; from the Philippines.
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According to the “karat chef”, the extravagant dish is taken up during wedding proposals and courtship ceremonies. But just in case you’re in the mood to try something new, single, or not looking to spend your savings, normal nigiri sushi would work just as well.
It’s typically an oblong mound of vinegared rice, that the sushi chef (Itamae) would press between his hands, and serve with a fish or seafood topping, neta, that ranges from eel to shrimp.
Salmon Nigiri Sushi
The cool thing is you are meant to enjoy it with your hands (no chopsticks) ,placing one piece of sushi between your index finger and your thumb, turning it upside down, dipping it in wasabi sauce, and taking it in one bite; fish-side-down to keep it from breaking apart.
It can come as a feature on a sushi platter, or on its own, and is a guaranteed treat that as a rule calls for the use of the freshest fish of the highest quality. In Nairobi, you can try it at the Furusato Restaurant, Westlands.