A unique Japanese experience! Sushi is one of the most delicate, widely-eaten and delicious types of food in the world! Originally invented as a means of preservation, sushi found its way to steal our hearts.
It all started in the 8th century when fermented rice was used to store fish for anything up to a year. The rice was then thrown away and the fish was eaten when needed or wanted. However, in the early 19th century a man by the name of Hanaya Yohei conceived a major change. He found that, instead of throwing out the rice, it could be tossed with a bit of vinegar, and placed fresh fish on top, making a flavorful treat. Thus, ‘nigiri sushi’ was born!
Over the years, this dish started to spread throughout the world. The artful dining experience once uniquely Asian, has now evolved in Europe when western influences have given rise to new styles of sushi. Sushi restaurants were rapidly opened around Europe in the 1990s and since then found a major correspondence. One of the reasons for sushi’s European success is down to the fact that it was – and still is – seen as a new, perfectly formed, exotic and fashionable food for people to enjoy every single day!
Authentic wasabi is very expensive and often served in high-end sushi restaurants for an extra price. The heat of real wasabi comes from the antimicrobial chemicals present in the plant, and it was used in sushi to kill any parasites and microbes in raw fish.
The pickled ginger that usually comes with your sushi isn’t meant to be topped on your sushi, but rather consumed in between bites of fish to cleanse the palate.
Is a brown, salty liquid condiment made by fermenting soybeans or breaking them down with acid (hydrolyzing). Soy sauce provides salt, sweet, umami (savory), and even a little bitter flavor. This balanced flavor profile makes it an excellent condiment. . You predominantly detect the salt, sweet, and umami, which mask the final bitter note.
Make every day sushi day.
International Sushi Day is held every year on June 1. Invented in 2009 as a way
for people around the world to share their love for sushi.
Is a brown, salty liquid condiment made by fermenting soybeans or breaking them down with acid (hydrolyzing). Soy sauce provides salt, sweet, umami (savory), and even a little bitter flavor. This balanced flavor profile makes it an
excellent condiment. . You predominantly detect the salt, sweet, and umami, which mask the final bitter note.
Is a soybean that is young and green when picked. Because of this, edamame is soft and edible, not hard and dry like the mature soybeans used to make soy milk and tofu. The word edamame is Japanese for “beans on a branch.”
Different cultures and locales will have their own social rules that go along with sushi dining, so your best bet is to watch what the other patrons do. Generally speaking, you can use your hands to eat nigiri-zushi (sushi), but should always use chopsticks for sashimi..
There are six types of sushi Chirashizushi (scattered sushi): A bowl of rice topped with different ingredients – similar to our build-a-poke bowls.