Black Tiger Shrimp
Penaeus Monodon, commonly known as the giant tiger prawn or Asian tiger shrimp. Often compared with Pacific White (Vannamei) shrimp, Black Tiger is the more premium, meatier shrimp.
DNI Group’s original brand which was developed specifically for high quality, core Japanese sushi items.
The Japanese word for shrimp.
Young green soybeans served steamed and salted, usually still in the pod. Edamame is a delicious part of our Passport Cuisine® Premium Vegetable Gyoza.
Bony (ex. hamachi) or cartilaginous fish (ex. shark) fish, as opposed to shellfish or other aquatic animals.
A Japanese crescent-shaped dumpling filled with minced stuffing which can be steamed, sauteed or fried. It is the Japanese equivalent to potstickers or jiaozi.
Literally translates to “Spring Roll”. A Japanese cylinder-shaped roll filled with pork and vegetables which is deep fried. It is considered the Japanese equivalent to an egg roll or lumpia.
Ikejime or Ikijime
The Japanese word ikejime means"killed alive". This refers directly to the method of processing this shrimp. which is kept alive until processed giving it bright color, fresh taste and retaining ts signature neck meat.
Katsu means energy or liveliness - Hamachi is Japanese yellowtail.
DNI Group’s line of core Japanese seafood products.
Mangrove or Mud Crab
Scylla Serrata, crabs which thrive in estuaries or where mangroves grow. Usually cultivated to produce soft shell crabs. Compared to the Blue Swimmer Crab, Mangrove Crab is much more reasonably priced, available throughout the year and is just as meaty.
Small ovals of rice topped with wasabi and a filet of raw or cooked fish or shellfish.
The Japanese word for stretched. In reference to Nobashi ebi, which refers to shrimp that are manually stretched to reach a certain length.
Pacific White Shrimp (Vannamei)
Also known as Whiteleg shrimp, Pacific White Shrimp are the most commonly farmed shrimp.
Japanese breadcrumbs which have a light, flaky texture and are typically used as a coating for fried or baked food.
DNI Group’s domestically produced line of Japanese inspired appetizers.
The act of acquiring or buying goods from an external source.
The maintenance of a desired level of quality in a service or product, especially by means of attention to every stage of the process of delivery or production.
Sashimi is the Japanese word for bite-sized pieces of raw fish which are usually eaten with soy sauce and wasabi paste. Sashimi grade refers to fish that is safe to prepare and eat raw.
Aquatic shelled mollusks or crustaceans that are usually edible.
A traditional Chinese steamed dumpling, romanized as Shumai, Siu Mai, Shao Mai, served as dim sum, typically stuffed with seafood, meat, and vegetables.
Soft Shell Crab
A crab that has recently molted and has a new shell that is soft and edible.
A Japanese dish consisting of small balls or rolls of vinegar flavored cold cooked rice served with raw fish, vegetables, and/or egg.
Able to be maintained at a certain rate or level.
Sushi that is served as a hand roll.
Vegetables or seafood that is dipped in batter and deep fried.
DNI Group’s line of handmade tempura shrimp.
Refers to young chicken.
Known as Japanese “horseradish,” served in small portions with sushi as a compliment to the meal.