Source: PR Wire Japanese Sushi Chain Offers Up Riceless Sushi and Noodle-free Ramen 2017-09-04 Mon 2017-09-04 Mon Despite what many think, the most crucial ingredient in sushi is the shari (しゃり), or sushi rice, and neta (ネタ), the ingredient used as topping, isn't actually the defining factor--which allows for some creative toppings at sushi restaurants. Popular conveyor belt sushi chain (kaitenzushi) Kura Sushi definitely embraces that trend, having even featured Sushi Rice Cola And Sweet Sake Cream Puffs on their menu in the past. Kura Sushi may be pushing the envelope with their most recent seasonal menu, however, as it takes that critical sushi rice and replaces it with vegetables for a low-carb sushi option. Source: PR Wire Source: PR Wire To make up for what might be considered a missing sushi consistency and flavor, the rice will be replaced with slices of pickled daikon radish that have been seasoned with soy sauce, sugar, and Yuzukoshō, a paste made from chili peppers and citrus peels. Tuna, shrimp, and salmon toppings will be available in both nigiri and hand roll varieties. For purists, they will also be selling mini-nigiri sushi with have the amount of normally used sushi rice. Source: PR Wire Source: PR Wire Source: PR Wire Source: PR Wire If you're looking for another low-carb option that doesn't involve ditching sushi rice, Kura Sushi also offers a noodleless ramen, replacing noodles with bean sprouts, carrots, and bok choy. The items are available as of August 29th at Kura Sushi stores all over the country. Source: PR Wire By - grape Japan editorial staff. Source:PR Wire Tags: Conveyor belt sushi / Japan / Kaiten-zushi / Kura Sushi / Low Carb / Rice / Sushi / Vegetable Sushi grape Japan Culture Japanese Sushi Chain Offers Up Riceless Sushi and Noodle-free Ramen Related Article Photographer Davide Sasso Shows Off The Surreal Charm Of Nighttime Tokyo Japanese Artists Constructs Mythical Beasts Out Of Breathtaking Displays Of Nature Japan’s Sushi Restaurant Serves A Small Plate Of Sushi And A Big Coconut… So A “Dislike” Button’s Coming To Facebook? Meanwhile in Japan… Tokyo Noodle Chain Unleashes Behemoth “Strong Ramen” All-You-Can-Eat Sashimi In Tokyo!