Some people say, when you’ve been to Japan and had their sushi, sushi back home will never taste that good. Most of that will count for other national dishes and cuisines as well, but when it comes to sushi it comes to precision, local products and knowledge. Maybe not in that order but that easy looking maki has quite some technique and history behind it.
A vacation in Japan made me become one of those people but I have to add, sushi in Amsterdam is getting better. One the places that roll a good maki is a spot conveniently called “sushi”. Their menu is simple and big enough to give the fans some of their favourites but also go back to the Japanese basics with simple but tasty sushi. Added to their menu are some other Japanese dishes like tonkatsu (fried, coated pork or chicken) and gyoza. All of this is served on colourful kiwi and Japanese plates, ready to be dipped in soy sauce with a bit of wasabi.
Sushi is complete with traditional Japanese curtains at the entrance, a wooden bar and a special toilet upstairs. Sushi is centrally located and a (really) good attempt at the real Japanese sushi.