Family Restaurant Jacksonville, FL
(904) 717-7420
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Lunch | Dinner | Hibachi | Sushi Bar | Lounge Area

Locally owned & operated for over 15 years.
Celebrate your birthday or special occasion with us!
Reservations are accepted (except for Valentine’s Day).

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How to hold the Chopsticks

The Chopsticks should be placed in the hand in this order:

First grab both chopsticks with one hand.

Next, line up the chopsticks with the other hand.

Then, shift the first hand to the correct position.

There you go!


What is Hibachi Food?

Hibachi is a style of Japanese cooking where foods are prepared over a hot open grill. Hibachi restaurants use this cooking technique and turn it into an interactive culinary experience for restaurant - goers.

Foods

The foods prepared at a hibachi restaurant range from meats, such as poultry, fish, shrimp, beef, and pork to vegetables, as well as noodles and rice. The meals are made to order and customized based on what the diner desires. This type of Japanese cuisine has a barbeque taste combined with Japanese spices and dressings.

Dining

Diners sit around the large hibachi grill. A hibachi chef is assigned to each table, or station, and has all of the tools and ingredients necessary to prepare the meals. Each guest orders a meal and gets to select their meat, vegetables, rice or noodles. They can tell the hibachi chef how spicy or mild to make their foods. Vegetarian options are available for people with limited diets.

Entertaining

Hibachi chefs stir-fry the meals on the hibachi grill in front of guests. Since guests are watching, hibachi chefs put on entertaining performances, such as throwing the food around, twirling their cooking tools and getting their audiences to participate. The performance ends once everyone at the hibachi table has received their orders.

Considerations

 When dining in a hibachi restaurant, it is good form to tip the hibachi chefs for their talented performances. 



How to Make a Sushi Roll

Sushi rolls used to be expensive delicacies for fancy parties only. Now they're for everything from weddings to midnight snacks.

Here is a fun way to make the little Japanese sushi rolls everyone loves!

Ingredients

  • Several sheets of Yaki Nori (dried seaweed)
  • A bag of short grain sushi rice
  • Vegetables such as cucumber or carrot - feel free to get creative and use new types of vegetables

  • Fish of some sort, such as tuna, salmon; or, if preferred, you can use steak or chicken
  • Mirin (rice wine)
  • Rice vinegar
  • Sesame seeds (for inside out sushi)


Instructions

Cook your rice in your rice cooker. Most packages of nori have instructions for seasoning.

Chop and prepare your vegetables and fish.

Put the nori on the bamboo mat shiny side down.

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Remove the rice from the rice cooker and put it into a bowl.

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Add seasoned rice vinegar to moisten the rice (but not too wet).

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Wet your hands, then spread the rice on the nori leaving about an inch of nori without rice at the top.

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With your thumb make a line in the middle of rice.

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Fill in the gap with your chosen ingredients.

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Roll the sushi with the bamboo mat. 

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Wet your knife then cut the roll into the desired size. 

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Enjoy!

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