Most of the parties Iâ€™ve been to in Japan had tons of delicious food. Cheeses, breads, vegetables, gyoza, (fried meat dumplings) and ALWAYS sushi. The sushi is usually the first to be eaten up so if you go to a party in Japan, make sure you hit the sushi first because itâ€™s not going to last long.
I remember the first time I ate sushi in Japan. It was in Tokyo at a kaiten sushi shop ten years ago. You sit at a counter and right in front of you is a rotating track carrying sushi. You choose the type of sushi you want to eat, take it off the track and pay based on what color the plate is. At the time I went, all plates were one dollar (100 yen) and I thought it was the most interesting experience to note.
The sushi shop I went to years ago was a low grade sushi shop that uses frozen fish and the taste reflected it. I had no idea about how good or how bad the fish was but today, I know what top grade sushi tastes like and have been to sushi shops that charge 10 dollars a plate which has two slices of sushi on it. You can eat ten plates and that will fill you up pretty good. But don’t go to the ten dollar shop unless you got the cash. A decent sushi bar / restaurant will run you fifteen to twenty dollars and it will be good grade sushi.
Japanese people love to share sushi with us so if you come over, you will be taken out for sushi and if you drink beer, you’ll like Japanese beer because it’s high grade. Japanese do not drink American beer. I’ve been told it’s like drinking water. But Japanese beer is another subject I am too tried to get into now.