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Do You Love Sushi? Find Out More About This Popular Food

By Michelle L Published 05/16/2010 | Food & Drink

Sushi is a gourmet food and almost everyone has heard of it. There are many who have tried it and they love it and on the other hand, there are also some people who have not tried it yet. However, how much do you know about sushi?

You love this Japanese dish but do you know anything else about it except that it is a Japanese food? 

Well, I am going to tell you everything that you should know about your favorite Japanese dish so that if anyone asks you about Sushi, you will be able to answer the question.

Sushi is a chewy, plumb, pure and lovely looking Japanese food that has a fresh taste. It has a taste unlike other food and once you eat it, you will want to keep eating it. You will find this food to be in the menu of all the Japanese restaurants and food lovers generally love eating Sushi as well.  

This may be considered as a very sophisticated food but you may not be aware that it has much modest roots. It first originated in Japan and it is believed to be more than two thousand years old.

The Japanese used to preserve fish in rice and salt mixture by pressing the meat of the fish in between but later on, people started to eat the preserved food commonly and referred to it as Sushi.

Preserved carp or ‘Nare-Zushi’ is perhaps the earliest known kind of sushi that people used to make and eat. This sushi was made and then stored for several months and later on, it was opened and eaten by people during that time. You will find many people in different countries in South-east Asia making and eating Sushi this way.

In the 15th and 16th century, the partly fermented sushi was introduced and it is also known as the ‘Nama-Nare-Zushi’. This is the kind of sushi where the process was shortened and this is the kind of sushi where people eat the rice along with the fish.

The sushi that you will find today is the type that originated around the 17th century and in this type of sushi, the Japanese started to make sue of vinegar to obtain the tangy rice taste. This sushi is referred to as instant vineyard sushi rice or ‘Haya-Zushi’.

The rolled sushi or ‘Maki-Zushi’ introduced in the 18th century and in the 19th century, the finger sushi started to appear in Japan.