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The History of Sushi
Japanese sushi culture has a very old history.
Ancient, sushi began to be made in order to save the fish in Japan. As you know, Japan is surrounded by the sea around.
Japan is an island country. Many types of fish that live in the sea of Japan. Therefore, the Japanese had been eating the fish. Fresh fish was very delicious and healthy food.
However, the old days there was no refrigeration technology,
The fish was rotten in a short period of time.
The Japanese hoped to save fish for long periods of time.
Therefore, the Japanese have invented a number of ways for long-term storage of fish.
When the Japanese take a lot of fish at a time,
The Japanese have been saved long dry, salted, smoked, mold, in the fermentation.
Ancient, sushi is made by fermenting salted fish.
It was preserved food. Japanese have been eating the most fish in the world from thousands of years ago.
And when a lot of fish caught, surplus raw fish has been stored in salt. Coincidentally, salted fish that has been fermented. And, it has become sour taste.
Ancient people were willing to eat this fish.
It is pronounced with "sui" in Japanese meaning of "sour".
It is the peculiar words of old Japan.
Currently, some people are using that word.
It has become the origin of sushi and vinegar.
That word was old than rice or kanji characters transmitted from the continent.
Then, this sushi has been added to the rice in salted fish from a few thousand years ago.
It was to promote fermentation.
This sushi is called as "Nare sushi".
First, sushi has been created to store fish for extended periods of time. However, the Japanese have been fascinated by the taste of sushi. I thought Japanese people often want to eat sushi. However, the sushi took a very long time to complete.
Therefore, the Japanese has been omitted that is fermented fish and rice.
The sushi was made using rice vinegar since 1600.
Sushi of this process is referred to as early sushi.
Features of this sushi has cooked the fish in the rice vinegar.
A typical sushi is Oshi-sushi.
This sushi was cooked in a short period of time compared with the Nare-sushi. Still, this sushi was needed about one or two days until delicious.
About 200 years ago, sushi began to be sold as fast food.
Therefore, the sushi chefs were required to shorten the cooking time of sushi.Therefore, sushi chef has cooked sushi rice first. And when sushi chef received an order from a customer, Sushi chef has provided a piece of fish topped with molded vinegared rice balls. This sushi was called nigiri sushi.
Then, a new type of sushi was produced many kinds.
It is rolled sushi, inari sushi, chirashi-sushi, temaki-sushi.
Today, there is a three-star sushi restaurant in the Michelin guide to Tokyo's Ginza.