It had been another hot dayÂ in Frankfurt, andÂ on the way home from work I called in at myÂ local supermarket to buy a tray of sushi for a light dinner.Â It was all nicely prepared, with ginger, wasabi and soy sauce on theÂ side.
The main problem with it though, as with otherÂ supermarket sushi I have had, is the rice. Having beenÂ in the coolÂ for several days, it becomes dry and a bit hard. The soy sauce moistens it, but not sufficiently. I contrast it with the moist softness of freshly-made sushi in a good Japanese restaurant.
The fish itself was fine, but this leads to the second problem.Â TheÂ labellingÂ includesÂ lots of bar codes, information aboutÂ recycling and the like, but nowhere does it actuallyÂ say what kind of fish you are eating.Â No marks for picking salmon, butÂ the other three?Â Â Â Â Â