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Mountainside High School Students learn Japanese dining at Benihana

Students in the Culinary program at Mountainside High School became honorary Benihana Sushi Chefs on March 7, 2019. Benihana staff taught students sushi rolling, Japanese dining etiquette, including the "Do's and Don't of Chopsticks" as well as a few simple phrases to use when dining in a Japanese restaurant.

Each student wore a Benihana apron and red embroidered chef toque to look and feel like an authentic sushi chef. Students learned to make a classic California Roll, arguably the most popular sushi roll in America and considered a "starter" roll for sushi aficionados. They then progressed to a more sophisticated "Crunchy Roll" featuring shrimp tempura filling, crunchy topping and drizzled with eel sauce.