Everything you need to know about sushi before visiting Japan

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Everything you need to know about sushi before visiting Japan

Sushi, this quintessential, sophisticated delicacy, comes in a myriad of flavours and combinations, each one more delicious than the last. Come with us on a culinary voyage of discovery.

Do you know how sushi came about? In the 3rd century BCE, the word referred to fermented, salted fish wrapped in vinegared rice to preserve it better and for longer. This simple dish was eaten by the poorest of inhabitants. Down through the ages, the Japanese preparation changed bit by bit until, sometime in the 16th century, it became sushi as we know it today.

But do you really understand what sushi is all about? In Japan, the dish has become a veritable ritual in the sushi-ya, top-notch restaurants where waiters bring your pricey balls of rice cooked to order. In the kaiten-zushi, on the other hand, you mingle with families who have come to enjoy their sushi served in pairs on a rotating conveyor belt. Which one will you choose?

 

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Everything you need to know about sushi before visiting Japan

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