What sushi is…

The times I’ve dragged my friends to YO!sushi and heard the same excuses. ‘I don’t wanna go because I hate sushi!’ ‘NO, I can’t eat raw fish it’s…ewargh.’

Just no.

Tons and tons and tons of people won’t go to Japanese restaurants because they’re scared of eating sushi or they say they don’t like it. The fact is about 90% of these people don’t actually know what sushi is. Not really.

What do you think sushi is? Raw fish? Like salmon wrapped in seaweed with a bit of rice?Sushi is often misunderstood as just raw fish but it’s actually rice with vinegar. The su- part means vinegar.

Now that’s cleared up, how about some facts about sushi?

Sushi is very popular in Japan and thus the sushi making business is extremely competitive with many restaurants personalizing their own secret methods of making the vinegared rice which they’ll share with no-one.

A lot of businesses make their sushi more attractive by shaping it into animals or characters from manga series’ and some even do personal sushi shapings.

It can actually take up to 10 years to qualify as a professional sushi chef.

Today’s sushi actually began as a type of fast food in the 19th century!

The classic sushi is an oval of rice which has been formed in the hand and is topped with things SUCH AS raw fish, cooked seafood, eggs, other vegetables.

Now you know a bit more about sushi get dowwwn to a Japanese restaurant and EAT.THEIR.FOOD. The worst thing I’ve ever heard one of my friends assume is that the only thing Japanese restaurants serve is sushi of which she hadn’t actually tried!

Japanese food consists of more than just sushi! There are plenty of meat dishes and vegetables and gorgeous desserts (sweet and savoury)! Don’t be put off by raw fish, you don’t need to go anywhere near it if you don’t want to so get dowwwwwwn there!

I may do a post on my experiences at YO!sushi at some point! ;D It’s 10pm now so night guys! Oyasuminasai!

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