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5 Common Misconceptions About Sushi

There are a lot of misconceptions about sushi out there. People think it’s expensive, difficult to make, and that you have to be a sushi expert to enjoy it. But none of that is true! Sushi is actually quite simple and affordable, and anyone can enjoy it. Here are 5 common misconceptions about sushi that we’re busting today.

You Can Only Enjoy Sushi With Soy Sauce

While soy sauce is a common condiment for sushi, it’s not required. In fact, if you’re ordering sushi at a restaurant, you can usually choose from a variety of dipping sauces.

One of the most common sushi misconceptions is that you can only enjoy it with soy sauce. While soy sauce does enhance the flavors of sushi, it is not necessary. In fact, many sushi experts believe that soy sauce actually masks the natural flavors of the fish. If you want to really taste the freshness of the seafood, skip the soy sauce and try wasabi or pickled ginger instead.

Sushi Is Always Raw

This is a common misconception about sushi. While it is true that some sushi dishes are made with raw fish, there are many other types of sushi that don’t include any seafood at all. In fact, sushi can be made with cooked meats, tofu, vegetables, shellfish, and fruits. The main ingredient in sushi is actually vinegared rice, not fish.

There are many different types of sushi, including nigiri (hand-pressed sushi), maki (sushi rolls), and temaki (hand-rolled sushi).

Sushi Is Healthy

A lot of people think that sushi is healthy because it is made with fish. Fish is a good source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids, which are good for your heart.

However, sushi can also be high in sodium and calories. So, if you are watching your salt intake or trying to lose weight, you may want to limit your sushi consumption.

Sushi rolls can be made with a variety of ingredients, including fish, vegetables, and rice. Some rolls are healthier than others, so it’s important to read the ingredients list before you order and it’s important to choose wisely when selecting sushi items.

Sushi Was Invented In Japan

Sushi has been around for an incredibly long time, but not in its current form. Sushi’s history is a fascinating narrative about the growth of a simple meal. Around China, in the second century A.D., the precursor of sushi was first referenced. Sushi originated as a method of food preservation. Fish was put in rice and left to ferment, allowing the fish to be kept edible for a long period. The rice was discarded, and the fish was consumed as required or desired.

By the seventh century, the practice had expanded throughout China and had reached Japan, where fish has long been a mainstay. The Japanese, on the other hand, took the idea a step further and began eating rice with their fish. Originally, the dish was made in a similar fashion. Matsumoto Yoshiichi of Edo, now Tokyo began flavoring rice with rice wine vinegar while making sushi for sale in the early 17th century. This allowed the meal to be consumed right away, rather than waiting months for the sushi to be prepared.

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Sushi Should Always Be Fresh

One of the most common sushi misconceptions is that it always has to be fresh. This isn’t actually true – in fact, there are a few types of sushi that are meant to be served cold or even frozen. If you’re looking for something fresh, go for nigiri or sashimi, but if you want something a little different, try a temaki or uramaki.

While sushi is most commonly associated with raw fish, there are many different types of sushi rolls that can be made, some of which do not contain seafood at all. In fact, some of the most popular sushi rolls are vegetarian.

One type of sushi that is becoming increasingly popular is aged sushi. Aged sushi is made from fish that has been preserved through a process called aging. This process involves marinating the fish in soy sauce and other seasonings for a period of time, typically several months. The end result is a dish that has a much stronger flavor than traditional sushi. The fish used to make aged sushi is typically very fresh, and the marinating process actually helps to preserve its freshness. 

So there you have it, five common misconceptions about sushi. We hope this article has cleared some things up for you and that you’ll give us a call today to try out our delicious sushi rolls.

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