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Dragonfly Gainesville “Our Table” Blog Post: COVID Dining


Dragonfly Mask Reminder

Dining Out Isn’t Quite the Same… The “getting ready” routine for COVID Dining in Gainesville now consists of a quick check for wallet, keys, phone, mask because in the crazy 2020 world, things have changed. Dining out, let alone leaving your home, is not quite the same as it was just a few short months […]

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Dragonfly Gainesville Event: Valentine’s Day 2019


DragonflY Gainesville Valentine's Day Menu 2019

The Best Valentine’s Day in Gainesville We’re excited to share a glimpse into what the team has been working on in honor of Cupid’s Big Day. With only 10 days left, you’ll want to get your Valentine’s Day reservation in soon. In addition to these artful specials, we’ll also be serving our full dinner and sushi menus, […]

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Dragonfly Gainesville “Our Table” Blog Post: Favorite Pairings


Yellow Tail Pesto

It Started with Tea…. Growing up in Japan (and later in Hong Kong), I never understood and appreciated all the fuss over my dad’s overzealousness lunchtime tea drinking habits. It was always the debate over choice of Chrysanthemum or Aged Pu-er Tea. I always chose the Aged Pu-er Tea. It just made everything I ate taste so […]

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Dragonfly Restaurants “Our Table” Blog Post: National Chopstick day 2018


Image of Dragonfly Sushi Roll at Dragonfly Doral

Let’s Celebrate Chopsticks! When it comes time to dine, there are a few things you should always expect on the table, right? A fork, a knife, a spoon, and a napkin of course. However, here at Dragonfly you should expect something else next to your plate: chopsticks. (And not just because today, February 6, 2018 […]

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Dragonfly Restaurants “Our Table” Blog Post: Miso As A Marinade


Spicy Miso Ramen

Miso is an essential ingredient in Japanese cuisine, mainly because it packs some serious umami. Made from a mixture of fermented soybeans, rice or barley, and a fungus called koji, it presents as a thick, salty paste that may not sound appealing, but gives a major flavor boost to even the most boring dish. Beyond […]

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Dragonfly Restaurants Blog Post: All Sushi Rice is Not Created Equal


Tamaki Gold Koshhikari rice and live Blue Crab used in the Dragonfly Chahan (Japanese Garlic Blue Crab Fried Rice).

Only The Best Sushi Rice At Dragonfly, we recognize that you can’t just use any old sushi rice to make great sushi. Of the more than 35,000 varieties of rice in the world, sushi rice is made with a Japanese short-grain variety, also known as Japonica.  This distinct, plump grain contains more moisture than other rice varieties […]

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Dragonfly Restaurants “Our Table” Blog Post: Line Caught vs. Farm Raised


HEALTH BENEFITS OF A “FISHY” DIET With summer in full swing, an amazing source of lean, natural protein to help keep you active and healthy is fish! Fish is filled with nutritional benefits and loaded with flavor and taste! Key nutrients found in fish (Vitamin D & Omega-3 fatty acids) help lower blood pressure and cholesterol, fight […]

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Dragonfly Restaurants “Our Table” Blog Post: A Brief History of Sushi


Kohida sushi from Dragonfly Izakaya & Fish Market in Downtown Doral.

The History of Sushi When you hear “sushi,” you probably think of Japan. But, did you know it was actually first conceptualized in China? Born as a way to preserve food, sushi (as we know it today) didn’t exist until the late 20th century. In its early stages, it was simply salted fish placed in […]

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Dragonfly Restaurants “Our Table” Blog Post: Octopus Becomes a Trend


Braised Octopus at Dragonfly Sushi & Sake Company in Gainesville Florida

While this mysterious ocean creature of the deep has started to pop-up on menus across the country, the octopus has actually served as a staple throughout the Mediterranean and in Asia for almost a thousand years. A Mediterranean Influence In the Mediterranean, it has been a staple since ancient times. On the Greek islands, it’s […]

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Dragonfly Restaurants “Our Table” Blog Post General: Cultural Values


Dragonfly Bushido Image

In the day of the samurai, the concept of cultural values was very important. Culture was an unwritten, unspoken principle guiding the lives, and decisions of ancient Japan’s sacred warriors. We’ve developed our own Dragonfly Culture anchored by a belief in a set of five cultural values. Our Cultural Values set the tone for the tough decisions […]

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