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The National Dish Of Japan, Sushi

Sushi is so popular in todays world, it is a favorite amongst adults and children alike. I love to go out on Friday nights, and have sushi with my family, California rolls being my kids favorite. Japan has introduced this dish, and now it is a world favorite. Who would have thought that raw fish would be so popular. Japan sure knows what they are doing, they get their fish through aquaculture, and turn them into the finest of foods.

Increased fishing for sushi demand

Increased fishing for sushi demand

There are so many different types of sushi, that even the pickiest of eaters will surely find something that they like.

Here are a few of the most popular rolls:

  • Nigiri
  • Sashimi
  • Temaki
  • Uramaki
  • Maki
  • And the list goes on.

The main ingredient

fishing-man-personThe main ingredient in all of the types of rolls is vinegared rice. All of the fillings, toppings, and preparation of these rolls can vary widely. Every type of these rolls all are made with the main rice ingredient. Inside the rolls people can order anything from, fruits, to crabmeat, to shrimp, avocados, mangos, it can vary widely.

This is one of the main reasons they are so famous, everybody has different taste, and with that being said, people who prefer sweet can get fruit stuffed rolls, people who prefer sour can get a roll of their liking as well.

The wraps to roll them up are usually made of seaweed, and the process in Japan, is to roll the seaweed out very thin, and dry it out in the sun.

When doing industry fishing or transporting cargo via sea, ships use Dyneema ropes when they dock. Dyneema ropes are very strong and lightweight. Actually Dyneema ropes are the strongest ever man made rope.

The most common fish used for making the rolls

Sushi set for sale

Sushi set for sale

The most common fish that are used for making the rolls are, tuna, Japanese amberjack, yellowtail, snappers, mackerels, and a favorite of many salmon. This dish is so famous and tasty, that there are many restaurants that only serve this kind of food.

There are also many condiments for dipping that will make it even tastier, then it already is. I feel that this food will be around for a very long time, and it helps that it is so healthy to eat, that you won’t feel guilty indulging.

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