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We are now introducing how to order a Japanese food in a restaurant. Smart English Group
Waiter : Are you ready to order now, madam ? Guest 1 :Mmm. Not really. Could you help us a little with the menu. There are lots of the dishes we don’t know.
Waiter : Certainly, madam. Guest 1 : What’s sushi? Waiter : Sushi (壽司) are bite-size rice and seafood delicacies wrapped in seaweed. They have a delicate, salty taste.
Guest 1 : Interesting . What about teppanyaki. What’s in that ? Waiter : Ah, teppanyaki (鐵板燒) is very different. Teppanyaki is grilled slices of beef. Very tender.
Guest 1 : That sounds nice. And shabu shabu? That sounds strange. Waiter : Shabu Shabu is the Japanese equivalent of a Singaporean “steamboat”. Guest 1 : I’ve never heard of that either!
Waiter : Well, shabu shabu is like a fondu (涮牛肉) where you dip your own steak into boiling stock with chopsticks. Guest 2 : Sounds dangerous to me! Waiter : Mmm. Maybe.
Guest 1 : What is sashimi? Waiter : Ah, sashimi (刺身) is very simple and delicious. Sashimi is slices of raw fish fillet that are so tender they melt in your mouth. Guest 2 : Raw fish? I ‘d like to try that.
Guest 1 : And sukiyaki (壽喜燒),what’s that? Waiter : Er, sukiyaki is quick fried beef strips and vegetables. Traditionally, before you eat the pieces of beef, you dip them in raw egg.
Guest 3 : I’m getting hungry! Guest 1 : Hang on a minute – one last thing. What’s tempura? Waiter : Well, tempura (天婦羅) is one of our most popular dishes with western visitors. First, we take seafood straight from the sea. Then we dip it in a very light batter. Finally we fry it very quickly at a very high temperature so that we don’t lose the taste of the seafood. Everybody loves tempura. Guest 3 : Well, you’ve told me. I‘ll take the tempura….