Australians have a love affair with seafood and nowhere is this more apparent than in Queensland's fair capital. Take a stroll through one of the city's fish markets (there's enough of them!) and it will give you some idea of the quality and variety of seafood that is available locally. The city's locally-grown produce such as vegetables and fruit are also excellent, so it's small wonder then that sushi in Brisbane is just so good. As we can see, the raw materials are excellent but that is only half the story... The other factor that makes Brisbane's sushi such a hit is the skilled chefs who prepare this carefully crafted foodstuff. Brisbane has a thriving Japanese community and this helps to create the imaginative, skilled and authentic sushi enjoyed in Brisbane today. This is such a varied, healthy and delicious cuisine, so there's no time like the present to sample some of the best dishes the city has to offer.!
People sometimes assume that sushi bars in Brisbane simply serve raw fish. This is not the case at all. Sushi is made up from little parcels of vinegared rice served with vegetables, sashimi (that's the raw fish part) or sometimes even fruit. These combinations are then often wrapped in nori (seaweed), cucumber and salmon skin, or simply left as rice with the chosen topping (nigiri). Simplicity is key here, though, so most often be just one topping with the rice. The number of combinations, however, is almost endless and the best sushi restaurants in Brisbane deliver a huge variety of delicious little dishes, freshly prepared and delivered with the most elegant presentation.
If you are someone who enjoys a little entertainment with your food then the sushi bars of Brisbane are a must. Many of these restaurants operate a conveyor belt system, sometimes called the sushi train. Often this surrounds an open kitchen, so as you sit at the bar you are treated to a show while the chefs demonstrate their skills right in front of you. It's fascinating to see the dishes being prepared and it's relieving to discover just how fresh the food is. When the chefs have completed the dish it is placed on the conveyor belt, so if a particular dish catches your eye then you simply wait for it to move past you on the conveyor belt. And don't worry if someone else snaps it up, there will be another one along in a moment or two!
The range of food on those conveyor belts is astonishing and it's sometimes fun not to choose from a menu but simply pick up the dishes that appeal to you the most. If you're looking for something in particular, however, many sushi restaurants in Brisbane also offer an a la carte menu. Here you can select your own favourite dishes and perhaps opt for something more substantial or a hot dish prepared especially for you. These can include bento boxes, sharing platters of delicious sizzling teppanyaki served straight from the grill. You can wash it all down with some traditional saki, great Japanese beer or perhaps something bubbly to make it a proper celebration. There are lots of sushi bars in Brisbane and each has its own specialities, so why not check out the listings here on Quandoo and book yourself a table at your favourite place?