7 Surprising Sushi Facts

Sushi has become a favorite in recent years, but some of its origins may surprise you. We love these seven sushi facts.

Sushi was not born in Japan

Mind. Blown. It’s true. Although sushi is associated with Japan, its origins are in Japan. While sushi isn’t Japan’s most popular dish, it’s still enjoyed at special occasions.

Mekong River is likely the origin of sushi. The Mekong River flows through China, Myanmar, Thailand and Laos. Laos is located in Laos and Cambodia. It was called narezushi in the past. The dish was made up of fermented fish and rice wrapped around.

Nare-zushi became popular in China, and was introduced into Japan during the Yayoi Period. Later, in the Muromachi era, people started eating sushi with rice.

Sushi Rice used to be considered trash

Let’s go back to narezushi. The long fermentation process of nare-zushi gave it a distinctive flavor and prevented microorganisms from growing.

After the fermentation period, the rice is thrown away. This is sacrilege. We will never throw away rice because we love it.

Pretty Scentsy sushi is the oldest type of Japanese sushi

In Japan, a type of narezushi can still be found near Lake Biwa. Funazushi, a local fermented delicacy that tastes of stinky cheese, is still available in Japan. It’s made from a Japanese freshwater carp called Funa.

Carp are then placed in a wooden container and packed with salt. The carp are then packed with salt and placed in a wooden tub. The fish is rinsed and dried in the sun. They then ferment the fish another year.

It sounds fantastic!

Sushi is much more than delicious. Sushi has many health benefits.

Sushi is a healthy food.

Sushi has many health benefits. Most of the ingredients in sushi are low-fat and high-protein. Fish is rich in omega-3 fat acids, which protects the heart and blood vessel against disease.

The nori is rich in vitamin A and C. Order side dishes with edamame to make healthy, nutritious sushi. Enjoy it with detoxifying, green tea.

The term “Sushi” is used to describe rice.

If someone tells you they don’t eat sushi because it contains no fish, then you can refuse to eat it. “Sushi”, in fact, refers to rice vinegared. Sushi is also the name of the rice that can be eaten with other ingredients like raw fish, chicken or beef.

Vinegar Rice is rice vinegared and paired with another ingredient, which may or may not be fish. They can also be cooked or raw.

Bonus fact Shari is the name given to rice that has been broken up into small pieces and used for nigiri or boiled. Sashimi is raw, uncooked fish.

It takes 10 years to become a master sushi chef

Ten years is required to become a sushi master chef. Itamae (master sushi chef) will begin his training. For the first few years, you will have to learn the proper way to hold a sushi knife.

After five years of working with the itamae, the novice chef can prepare sushi rice to master the recipe for their restaurant. Once the itamae approves of the quantity and quality of the sushi, the apprentice can move to the next step – the wakiita stage. They can cut things.

After years of training the wakiita can become an itamae, and serve the customer directly from the cutting board.

It’s a pretty impressive training. Being a master of sushi is also a very impressive title.

The outdated attitudes towards women working in the kitchen have changed thankfully!

Women used to be prohibited from becoming sushi chefs

Before recently, women were not allowed to be sushi chefs. This is due to a number of reasons. The scent and taste would be affected, it was believed, by the perfume and makeup of women. The menstruation process can cause a rise in body temperature as well as an imbalance of taste buds.

Senior chefs and wannabe chefs are challenging these outdated ideas. They are willing to give women a chance at becoming sushi chefs. Women are trained to be sushi masters in Tokyo’s high-end restaurants.Sushi Inc. is a vibrant restaurant that offers what is considered the best sushi in St Pete. Opening its doors in 2013 and becoming a local staple by offering live music, traditional hand-rolled sushi and a friendly atmosphere, our guests always have a top notch experience. Customers love our award-winning, fresh and creative Sushi rolls, Nigiri, and Sashimi. With a larger selection of tempura, non-Sushi, and teriyaki options, we can accommodate every taste. Click here to make your reservation now!