Sunday, January 21, 2007
What is Sushi?
Sushi as I am told is a specific style of Japanese cuisine that combines vinegar seasoned rice with a variety of seafood and vegetables. The word "sushi" actually means "vinegar rice." "Su" is the Japanese word for vinegar and "Shi" is an abbreviation of the word "Meshi," a colloquial name for cooked rice.
Most people in America believe that sushi is all raw fish but that is not the case, it is not. Although some sushi combinations use raw fish, there are many others that use an array of ingredients ranging from cooked fish to vegetables. What you add to it is your choice and is only limited by your imagination as explained to me.
Unfortunately I do not like this food. I have tried it on more than one occasion at several different restaurants and the results are the same- I do not like sushi. Why is there such a rage about sushi?