by Bryce Marley-Jarrett
When talking about food and Japan, sushi is the first food that will come to most peoples minds, and in the last decade, sushi has taken off internationally and now can be purchased almost anywhere. However when coming to Japan, you are in Sushi’s home, so get ready to taste the finest sushi you will ever taste, from some of the most unexpected places.
Sushi, as we know it today, actually has its origin being in south-east Asia, and it’s name literally means “sour-tasting” which goes back to its first form in Japan, Narezushi, which this particular type of sushi was made by fermenting fish by wrapping it in soured fermented rice. In the Muromachi period (which dates back to 1336-1573), vinegar was added to the sushi mixture to give it a more palatable taste and help it be preserved. As the centuries moved on the fermentation process in sushi was abandoned, where in Osaka it was evolved into oshi-zushi. In this process, seafood and rice was pressed using bamboo molds. Read More