Eating Korean Sushi for lunch in Jongro, Seoul, Korea - Conveyor Belt Sushi

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Aug. 22, 2013

In our latest travel video we attempt to curb our growing appetites by visiting a conveyor belt sushi restaurant (in Korean) for lunch in the downtown area of Jongro, Seoul, South Korea. We love how the sushi comes around on the conveyor belt with various kinds of sushi to choose from - admittedly we eat only salmon forms which we both love. Our meal comes with complimentary side dishes of miso soup and hot green tea where boiling water is added to a cup and green tea powder is available to stir. The different color plates mean different prices. At the end of our meal we stack up our plates and report them to a waiter who tallies up our final bill. It's wasn't the cheapest or most filling meal but it tantalized our taste buds and was absolutely delicious. Sushi is a Japanese food consisting of cooked vinegared rice (shari) combined with other ingredients (neta), usually raw fish or other seafood. Neta and forms of sushi presentation vary, but the ingredient which all sushi have in common is vinegared rice called sushi-meshi. Conveyor belt sushi (kaiten-zushi?) (also called sushi-go-round (kuru kuru sushi?)) is the popular English translation for Japanese fast-food sushi. In Australia, it is also known as sushi train (as the sushi goes around a track on a train, rather than a conveyor belt). --180.22.144.234 (talk) 22:29, 8 February 2013 (UTC) Kaiten-zushi is a sushi restaurant where the plates with the sushi are placed on a rotating conveyor belt that winds through the restaurant and moves past every table and counter seat. Customers may place special orders, but most simply pick their selections from a steady stream of fresh sushi moving along the conveyor belt. The final bill is based on the number and type of plates of the consumed sushi. Some restaurants use a fancier presentation such as miniature wooden "sushi boats" traveling small canals or miniature locomotive cars. The most remarkable feature of conveyor belt sushi is the stream of plates winding through the restaurant typically in a clockwise rotation to make it easier to grab the plate as it passes by. The selection is usually not limited to sushi it may also include drinks in Tetra Paks, fruits, desserts, soups, and other foods. Beer can be ordered from the attendants, often served with an empty plate to keep track of the bill. The bill is calculated by counting the number and type of plates of the consumed sushi. Plates with different colors, patterns, or shapes have different prices, usually ranging from 100 yen to 500 yen. The cost of each plate is shown on signboards or posters in the restaurant. In general, cheap items come on plain plates, and the level of plate decoration is related to the price. The most expensive items tend to come on gold colored plates. This is part of our Life in Korea series. As per usual, there is plenty of silly humor and bloopers at the end - signature moments of our travel videos.