International Sushi Day: History And impacts

International Sushi Day: international Sushi Day is being celebrated on June 18.  Here’s all you need to know about the history of Sushi, and some delightful Sushi recipes.

International Sushi Day is being celebrated on June 18. Sushi is a Japanese preparation that is made with cooked rice dipped in vinegar. This cooked rice is wrapped with nori (seaweed) and then filled with an assortment of ingredients including seafood, meat and vegetables and paired with a pungent dip called Wasabi. Sushi is typically eaten with chopsticks and is ideally supposed to be consumed in a single bite. Although it is traditionally prepared with meat, there are now vegetarian options available as well. The bite-sized snack is actually quite healthy and has found innumerable fans across the world and even in India. On International Sushi Day, sushi lovers unite to mark this special occasion that commemorates this delicious Japanese dish.

History Of Sushi: Why Is International Sushi Day Celebrated?

International suchi Day was founded by Chris DeMay, according to reports. The idea gained momentum on multiple social media channels including Facebook and Twitter, and was soon a global phenomenon.

The history of sushi is also quite interesting for foodies to know. Sushi was originally intended to be a method of storing or preserving raw fish, also known as Narezushi. Fish was apparently stored inside fermented rice to keep it fresh for longer. The rice was thrown away and the fish was consumed. Later, the Japanese discovered that even the rice could be consumed if it was not fermented. This happened during the Edo period between the 1600s to the 1800s. Rice dipped in vinegar was paired with fish, vegetables and the likes to make sushi as we know it today. Sushi soon travelled across the world and appealed to all kinds of palates and the rest, as they say, is history.

How to celebrate International Sushi Day:

You said that not all sushi contains raw fish That’s right, not all sushi does! Sushi can contain any number of ingredients, and often includes cooked portions, such as in the case of crab sushi. Sometimes sushi contains no meat proteins at all but instead consists of a purely vegetable mixture. International Sushi Day is your opportunity to explore this cuisine and all it has to offer, and maybe find out that you have a new favorite comfort food!

  • Head to your local sushi restaurant:  This is the simplest way to enjoy International Sushi Day. Head to your local specialist sushi restaurant and enjoy the delicacies lovingly prepared by a professional sushi chef. When we tell you that some chefs live and breathe sushi – we mean it. It is more than a simple foodstuff to them.

  • Introduce a friend to the delicacy: You might want to persuade them to try a simple miso soup (umami, soy-based soup) or the beginner-friendly Philadaphia roll, made up of Salmon, avocado, and cream cheese. It is probably a good idea to leave the more acquired taste of the uni (sea urchin) or the complex and rare Wasabi tobiko (wasabi tobiko with quail egg has the raw egg yolk sitting in a bed of caviar, which is wrapped in a sheet of seaweed) until they have got their taste buds and preconceptions sorted.
  • Make your own sushi : There are plenty of easy-to-follow recipes online for some of the more basic sushi dishes, and the ingredients and the equipment that you will need to create that oh-so-perfect roll are readily available these days. Why not throw a sushi-making competition with your friends.

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