Beautiful things do not require attention... Good food doesn’t require attention... So we have to discover it for ourselves!
We are a young, dynamic, resilient, digital company. Besides these things we share together 'a crush 4 good food', because love goes through the stomach! For example, we regularly look for tasty eateries in Belgium, the Netherlands and even as far as Germany. 'Fish, meat, poultry, vegan, low-calorie and nutritious', we did not encounter these 6 combinations anywhere else than in the Oriental cuisine.
The idea originated as a project in response to the Corona crisis and a lack of overview of all the sushi restaurants. We love the Oriental cuisine, the culture and customs that it carries with it. The current developments of the Covid-19 are accompanied by measures and restrictions. Since 2020, we have seen meeting places such as cafes and restaurants forced to close by government order and lose contact with their public.
Despite the popularity of these delicious Oriental dishes, not all restaurants are fully present on the digital market and not always easy to find. The market is wide in terms of restaurants, but we focus on Oriental cuisines. We don't want to see this quality, care and with passion prepared dishes disappear like snow in the sun. Therefore, my partner and I joined forces.
With our many years of experience in the hospitality and services sector, we saw an opportunity in the market and what is needed. Together with a team of experts, we developed a digital marketplace where supply and demand meet.
An online marketplace for Oriental cuisine lovers:
Because who has time for the hassle that a website or app can entail when we are squinting from hunger?
Sushi : A Journey from Southeast Asia to Global Delicacy
Many people associate sushi with Japan, but its origins actually lie in Southeast Asia. The precursor to what we now know as sushi is Narezushi, a fermented fish dish wrapped in sour rice. This preservation technique was common in Southeast Asia during the early era, where fish was fermented with rice and left to mature for up to a year. The rice was discarded, and only the preserved fish was consumed. This method eventually spread to China through the Mekong River, reaching perfection in Japan.
The history of sushi is a fascinating evolution. Initially, the Japanese also consumed the fermented fish, but as the Edo period (1603-1868) dawned, they began to enjoy the rice together with the fish before it was fully fermented. As fresh fish became more accessible to the Japanese, they started adding rice vinegar to give it a slightly tangy flavor, reminiscent of the partially fermented rice. What started as street food in Japan's Tokyo Bay area grew into an exquisite delicacy, with various fish, seafood, vegetables, and seaweed carefully crafted into small, delectable bites. An earthquake in Tokyo in 1923 resulted in the dispersion of sushi restaurants throughout Japan, further popularizing the dish nationwide. Thanks to modern techniques and the migration of Japanese people around the world, sushi made its way to international shores, becoming a global culinary sensation. Restaurants serving sushi sprouted up worldwide, offering a plethora of creative variations on traditional sushi dishes.
Savoring Sushi : A Delicate Art
When indulging in sushi, one can use either chopsticks or their hands, but the traditional way is to eat sushi by hand. Using cutlery to cut sushi is considered impolite, as each piece is thoughtfully composed by the skilled chef, and the amalgamation of ingredients creates the harmonious taste that is meant to be savored in one bite.
The Building Blocks of Sushi : Ingredients and Varieties
Types of Sushi : A Medley of Delights
Sushi Accompaniments : Completing the Experience
Sushi is a culinary masterpiece that has transcended borders, captivating taste buds worldwide with its exquisite blend of flavors and textures. Whether enjoying traditional nigiri or exploring creative maki variations, sushi offers a delightful journey through the art of Japanese cuisine.