It’s a familiar dish: sushi.
It’s made of rice and sashimi, served on a rice roll.
It comes in a bowl and is served with a sweet, salty, and crunchy salad, topped with pickled cabbage and fresh vegetables.
Blue Ribbon, which started as a sushi restaurant in the United States, has since expanded to Japan and has more than 50 restaurants in Australia.
The restaurant is the latest addition to the booming Asian food chain that is making a splash with its signature style.
Sushi bowls have become a big part of the new wave of Asian cuisine, especially in Tokyo and in the new American cities of Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Portland.
Restaurants have been flocking to the sushi bowls as a convenient and economical way to get people into dining, said Mark G. Lee, president and CEO of the National Sushi Association.
A sushi bowl is served at Blue Ribbon in Melbourne, Australia, in 2018.
(Mark Evans/Getty Images) Lee said the popularity of the sushi bowl has sparked a resurgence of Japanese restaurants in the U.S. and abroad.
“The sushi bowl trend is not going anywhere,” he said.
“There are still lots of restaurants and people who want to go there.
And we have the right combination of a good Japanese restaurant and a great sushi bowl.”
In Tokyo, Blue Ribbon started in the 1960s as a restaurant specializing in the sushi and Japanese-style cuisine.
It opened in 1984 and has expanded to include a second location in the city.
It’s still a bit of a niche market.
There are just four Blue Ribbon restaurants in Japan, including one in Tokyo’s Ikebukuro district, where the restaurant now has a staff of just 20 people.
Lee noted that the restaurant’s popularity in Japan is largely based on its service.
When people come to a sushi bar, they expect the sushi chef to prepare a sushi bowl.
If you go into a restaurant, you don’t get to do that,” Lee said.
But the sushi was also seen as an essential part of Japanese culture, Lee said, adding that people in Japan still prefer to eat sushi with rice.
Some people in the restaurant say they have a strong affinity for sushi because it is a Japanese way of cooking, said Lee.
Blue Ribbon also offers sushi bowls in the Philippines, which has been an important market for Blue Ribbon for decades.
In 2017, Blue River Holdings, a Japanese-owned conglomerate, purchased the remaining Blue Ribbon franchise and opened Blue Ribbon sushi restaurant locations in both the Philippines and Japan.
The first sushi bowl in the West was in Seattle, and Blue Ribbon has been expanding in Asia and the U: In 2017 it opened a sushi cafe in Singapore, while in 2018 it opened in Singapore’s Chinatown.
And the sushi is still popular in the restaurants of Asia, said Jason S. Smith, senior vice president and general manager of the Sushi Research Institute, an international food-research and consulting firm.
Soylent, the popular food supplement, is also popular in Asia.
But it is more popular in Japan than in the Pacific Rim, Smith said.
In Asia, the sushi-bowl craze is being driven by people who are looking for an alternative to traditional Japanese cuisine, said Matthew T. Clark, a professor of international food studies at Rice University.
People in Japan are eating Japanese-inspired dishes that are more affordable and more affordable-ish,” Clark said.”
People are getting more adventurous.
They’re finding a way to serve things they know in Japan.
I think they’re seeing that as a new thing.”