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Most of course have often heard the word Sushi. Processed food originating from an island country located in the East Asia region, Japan. This seafood-based food is actually also widely found in United States, not even only sold offline at Sushi shops that already have names and customers. Before eating this typical Japanese culinary, let's first read the things about sushi that you need to know so that friends are not confused when making choices from the menu list.

Things You Need to Know About Sushi

Talking about Japan, it certainly cannot be separated from public transportation that is comfortable for its users, the sophistication of its technology and the culture that is still upheld and preserved to this day. Besides the many magnets that always make foreign tourists, one of them United States, to keep coming to visit, Japan is a country that is very disciplined in its life. In addition to life and culture, there is one more thing that cannot be separated from a country that uses an imperial system in its government, namely culinary.

Culinary is also one of the charms for anyone who hears the word Japanese, even in the country there are also many shops/restaurants that serve a menu of typical food from this Samurai Country. One of the culinary that is familiar with Japan is Sushi.

Almost everyone knows this one food. You could say sushi is a culinary icon originating from Japan. Every time when asked about cuisine related to Japan, almost everyone will answer it with Sushi, a food that is usually served with raw fish meat.

What is Sushi?

Sushi (鮨, , or usually , ) is one of the typical foods originating from Japan, consisting of rice formed with side dishes in the form of seafood, meat, raw or cooked vegetables. Sushi rice has a mild sour taste because it is seasoned with a mixture of vinegar, salt, and sugar.

It is said that the custom of preserving fish using rice and vinegar originated in the mountainous regions of Southeast Asia. The scientific basis behind the process of fermenting fish packaged in rice is that the vinegar produced by fermenting rice breaks down amino acids from fish meat. The result is one of the five basic flavors, called umami in Japanese.

In the past, sushi was a high-class culinary that was only enjoyed during special celebration moments, but now with the restaurant (read:kaiten zushi) or Sushi Bar, a sushi restaurant that serves plates filled with sushi by passing it on a conveyor belt, people in Japan can enjoy it at an affordable price every day.


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