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717 Sushi Selections
Hiroshi explains the kinds of sushi you can order at a sushi restaurant.

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depends on the mood

It depends on the mood I'd have to say because there is a variety of sushi that you can order.

When something 'depends on the mood,' it changes with how you are feeling at a particular time. In the example, the kind of sushi you order depends on the how you feel that particular day.

Notice the following:

  1. I won't ask her to go out tonight, whether or not she says yes depends on her mood.
  2. The music that you play at a party often depends on the mood.

cleanses your palette

You always end with eggs because it cleanses your palette.

When something 'cleanses your palette,' it means that it removes the taste of any food that you have previously eaten.

Notice the following:

  1. I eat sorbet between each course, as it is meant to cleanse your palette.
  2. They serve foods that cleanse your palette at formal occasions.

scrambled eggs

Tamago eggs, that's kind of like scrambled eggs, but it's on top of the rice.

'Scrambled eggs' are eggs that are cooked and served in a particular way. Whilst they are cooking they are moved around the pan which leaves them with a 'scrambled' or mixed effect.

Notice the following:

  1. I like to have scrambled eggs in the morning.
  2. I asked her if she would like scrambled eggs, and she said no.

marinated vegetable

Cucumbers, Kanpyo - that's another type of marinated vegetable.

A 'marinated vegetable' is any type of vegetable which is prepared in a particular way. When something is marinated, it means it is soaked in a sauce for a long time so that it absorbs the flavours.

Notice the following:

  1. I tried marinated vegetables for the first time, and I really enjoyed them.
  2. I think they will serve marinated vegetables with the sushi.

old-school

If you go to old-school sushi restaurants in Tokyo, probably they're going to laugh at you.

When something is said to be 'old-school,' it means that it is old fashioned and traditional.

Notice the following:

  1. I like old-school music.
  2. The way that they do things there is very old-school.