Sushi is a famous Japanese food which has popularity around the world for its appetizing and flavourful taste. Sushi is usually served as rice prepared with vinegar and topped with sea food or fish which makes it really toothsome.
The original recipe of Sushi came from South Asia where it was prepared as fermented dish of rice and fish, preserved with salt. Thus, it was named Sushi (Sushi means ‘it is sour’). Originally, the fish was consumed in meals and fermented rice was discarded.
Main ingredients in any Sushi recipe are specially prepared base of sushi rice, vinegar, fish, sea food, salt, and condiments. However, you would find a variety of Sushi dishes with these ingredients put together in different styles and with many different types of toppings and condiments. Sushi that is served rolled inside or around nori (black seaweed wrapper) is makizushi. Toppings stuffed into a small pouch of fried tofu is inarizushi. A bowl of sushi rice with toppings scattered over it is called chirashizushi.
Traditionally, Sushi is served on minimalist Japanese-style, geometric, mono- or duo-tone wood or lacquer plates, in keeping with the aesthetic qualities of this cuisine. Many varieties of Sushi are available almost everywhere in North America and Europe to complement local flavors and ingredients.