SushiGuru iPhone App Helps Identify What You're Eating

SushiGuru iPhone App Helps Identify What You're Eating

Gregory Han
May 1, 2009
050109sushiguru00.jpg

click for more pics
We're two weeks into our month long vegetarian diet, a practice we've adopted since the start of the year as a way to moderate our intake of all that tasty but bad for your health/environment meaty goodness. But we could never become vegetarian permanently because of our love affair with Japanese peasant food turned haute cuisine, sushi. Buttery otoro, milky-rich uni, the sweet taste of amaebi, and just about anything and everything prepared during a omakase meal is our favourite way to dine. But we admit we don't always know what we're being served, especially with some of the more unusual offerings flown in from abroad. Here's another iPhone app to our rescue: SushiGuru!

SushiGuru is a $1.99 app which offers users over 200 listings of nigirizushi (fish ontop of pressed rice) and makizushi (rolls), complete with English and Japanese pronunciation. Another helpful feature for the sushi bar adventurer is the ability to leave notes with each listing so you can remember what you liked or disliked, places that served the best or worst offerings. There's also an updated ecological information and warnings from industry sources profile page so you can decide whether you're eating something especially unhealthy or endangered. To be frank, we like it mostly because we like to "window shop" the selection of sushi we're sure to eat after two more weeks of going without.

Created with Sketch.