Whether you are sushi connoisseur or new to the world of eating raw fish, you should check out this new app, Sooshi. A collaborative effort by three German students (Konstantin Datz, Moritz Von Volkmann and Leonard Hecker), Sooshi contains a wealth of information on the ingredients, utensils and fish used to prepare the highly desirable dishes.
First and foremost, Sooshi is a guide to all things sushi. The app is broken down into five sections -- sushi, utensils, fish, ingredients and restaurants. Each section includes gorgeous photos of the different materials you need to prepare sushi. Accompanying each photo is a short, but informative description of the item and the role it plays in sushi. There also are detailed instructions that walk you through the preparation of the dish. Each step in the recipe features a photo, a description and a timer when there is a step that requires cooking.
Last, but not least is a restaurant finder that lists local restaurants that serve this delicacy. You can search in your local area or enter in an address. The restaurant listings provide the address, phone, website, photos and a navigation link to the address in Google Maps.
Sooshi is visually driven with a gesture-based UI that is easy to navigate. The app has a nice balance of informative text and graphics, so you never feel overwhelmed by the content within the app. To say it is well-designed is an understatement -- it's one of those apps that leaves you impressed and makes you appreciate the iOS platform.
Sooshi is available for US$1.99 from the iOS App Store. It is compatible with the iPhone running iOS 6.1 or later.