Sushi Meals

Below are Sushi Meals (寿司定食) offered by restaurants in Japan.

Nigiri Sushi, Miso Soup, Chawanmushi, Salad, Pickled Vegetable and Rice

Variety of Sushi, Miso Soup, Tofu, Salad and Dessert

Oshi Sushi, Miso Soup, Grilled Scallop, Tofu, Pickled Vegetables and Dessert

Chirashi Sushi, Udon Soup, Chawanmushi and Salad,

Chirashi Sushi, Miso Soup, Chawanmushi and Pickled Vegetables

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Top Sources of Illness Related to Foods

Poultry contaminated with Campylobacter bacteria is the food-pathogen combination that causes the most foodborne illness in the United States, sickening more than 600,000 people a year at a cost of $1.3 billion, according to a new report.

The report identifies the 10 riskiest combinations of foods and disease-causing microorganisms in the United States.

“The number of hazards and scale of the food system make for a critical challenge for consumers and government alike,” Michael Batz, head of food safety programs at the institute and lead author of the report, said in a university news release.

“Government agencies must work together to effectively target their efforts,” Batz said. “If we don’t identify which pairs of foods and microbes present the greatest burden, we’ll waste time and resources and put even more people at risk.”

The top five illness-causing pathogens — Campylobacter, Salmonella, Listeria monocytogenes, Toxoplasma gondii and norovirus — cause $12.7 billion in economic losses each year, with the top 10 pathogen-food combinations accounting for more than $8 billion a year, according to the report.

The economic cost takes into account lost productivity, medical care and serious complications or chronic disabilities associated with the illness.

The report names Salmonella as the leading disease-causing microorganism (costing more than $3 billion a year), and Salmonella-contaminated produce, poultry, eggs and multi-ingredient foods all rank in the top 10 food-pathogen combinations.

Other top-ranked combinations include Listeria in deli meats and soft cheeses, Toxoplasma in pork and beef, E. coli in beef and produce, and norovirus in multi-ingredient food products.

Source: The University of Florida Emerging Pathogens Institute

Japanese Comfort Food

Ingredients

150 g yakisoba
1/2 onion
1/4 carrot
5 shrimps
1 tbsp okonomiyaki sauce or pork chop sauce
2 tsp mayonnaise
1 piece pita bread

Sauce for yakisoba

2 tbsp okonomiyaki sauce or pork chop sauce
2 tbsp Japanese soy sauce
2 tbsp mirin

Method

  1. Julienne onion and carrot.
  2. Mix yakisoba sauce ingredients in a bowl.
  3. Heat oil in a pan. Sauté the onion until fragrant. Add shrimp and toss until cooked.
  4. Add yakisoba. Toss to combine. Season with yakisoba sauce. Add carrot and mix well.
  5. Place fried yakisoba on top of pita bread. Drizzle with okonomiyaki sauce and mayonnaise. Serve hot.

Source: Hong Kong magazine