The origins of sushi are from the streets. It was a dish that has, like most food from humble beginnings, been tweaked to take its place in the best restaurants and at many high street ‘takeaway lunch’ providers!
Modern sushi — raw fish served on vinegared rice — began in Tokyo in 1824. The story goes that stall owner, Yohei Hanaya, placated impatient customers, who didn’t want to wait around, by shaping the vinegared rice with his hands and topping it with a slice of raw fish. In doing so, and ditching the traditional takeaway box, the sushi we know today was inadvertently created.
Our love of Japanese cuisine in the western world continues to grow, with an abundance of specialised restaurants opening in large cities around the globe. With the growth of its cuisine, Japan’s traditional rice-based alcohol has also risen in popularity.
Be a part of this continuing trend and join us on a Kikisake-shi course in 2022