Many people think that sushi is raw fish, this statement is actually untrue.
“Sashimi” is the correct word for raw fish; it is usually a dish that uses raw fish as well as rice and other ingredients. In some cases sushi does contain raw fish but it can also contain fully or partially cooked fish.
Sushi was originally founded by the Chinese in the 7th century.
There are many different ways sushi can be made and there are many different types of sushi that are made. That includes easy recipes that would take you 10 minutes to make at home. Sushi is a great tasting dish but it is also very healthy. Sushi is very low in fat and contains a lot of protein and vitamins. So when you eat sushi you will not have to worry about your diet.
A few of the different types of sushi are Temaki, Nigari, Inari, Oshizushi, Onigiri, Futomaki and Chirashi. These are all different from one other, using different ingredients and styles in which they are made.
Many people are embarrassed when they go into sushi restaurants because they do not know how to eat sushi the correct way. Here are some tips to help you: Make sure your hands are clean before you start eating, Put the sauce you will be using into a small dish, If you fancy hot sauce you can mix some wasabi in with your other sauce, When you eat Nigari, you should pick up a piece by putting it between your thumb and your middle finger and put your index finger on the top of the sushi, Dip the side of the sushi where the fish is into your bowl of sauce, Bite the delicious piece in half, Before you decide to bring the next half to your lips, once again dip it in the sauce bowl, And lastly, if you are eating Maki sushi, try and put the whole piece in your mouth and not bite it in half (Maki usually comes in bite size pieces) as this type of sushi seems to fall apart easily and you do not want to have the whole table full of rice in the restaurant.
Follow these tips and people will think you eat sushi for a living! Some types of sushi can be messy to eat, others not. If you are using chopsticks and have never before used them, it is suggested that you do some research on how to do so before you go into a restaurant without knowing.