Version Reviewed: 1.0.1
Device Reviewed On: iPhone 5
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Sushi is an incredibly popular type of food these days. However, it still looks quite intimidating to make from scratch. That's where Sooshi comes into things, offering a great guide to the basics of Sushi as well as how to create delicious food for oneself. It's a fairly attractive app too, providing all the basic information required for such a subject.
Fitting into the iOS 7 aesthetics, Sooshi offers up a series of screens highlighting what content is available rather than a regular menu system. Sections for sushi, utensils, ingredients, fish, and a restaurant finder are divided up, covering all the appropriate bases.
For the newbie enthusiast, the sushi section is great, telling all about each different type of sushi and proving quite educational. It also provides information on what can go in sushi, right down to descriptions on the history behind avocados, for instance. Such detailed information continues when it comes to the utensils, ingredients, and fish sections. The latter is particularly handy, explaining each part of the fish and its general worth in terms of sushi eating. An explanation on how to cook sushi rice is also quite convenient.
It's all laid out quite pleasantly, even if at times it does feel as if Sooshi is only scratching the surface. What's more productive are the How-Tos, explaining exactly how to assemble various types of sushis and being particularly convenient for those who have no clue where to start. Elsewhere is a restaurant finder, aiming to find quality sushi restaurants near the user or enabling them to enter a specific location. I found it didn't find everything available, missing out a couple of well-known places that are local to me, but it's a handy starting point.
Sooshi proves quite useful; offering some great tips and tricks to do with sushi and de-mystifying it all for beginners. Attractively laid out, it's a handy companion for those wanting to try a different cuisine from the regular cookery apps.