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5 Reasons why we Love Sushi – A Japanese Tradition

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Why do you think we love Japan so much? If you have never visited this country you should definitely put it on your bucket list. In Tokyo you can buy almost anything edible from vending machines. It’s the only country where the toilets are more technologically advanced than the computer you used to have some years ago. What else do we love about Japan besides vending machines and toilets? The food. There are 5 reasons why we love Sushi!

It is not just a fascinating food, it is a delicatessen and needs some special cooking expertise indeed. Sushi has become hugely popular all over the world, so a trip to Japan is kind of unnecessary.
But the question why so many people enjoy eating raw fish might come up now. We have access to every type of food in the world, so let’s try and look into some of the reasons why sushi is so popular.

Why we Love Sushi

why we love sushi

There is so much variety

There are so many different things you can choose from when you eat sushi. Even if you don’t like everything on the menu you will find something that tastes great. If you happen to like any kind of sushi you will never get bored. There are also lots of nice sauces like soy and wasabi that you can dip your food in, but just make sure you go easy on the wasabi if you don’t want to burn your mouth.

A Healthy Choice

The combination of raw fish and vegetable is a healthy combination. Sushi is wrapped with “Nori” which is made out of seaweed.
Nori contains high amounts of iodine, and the ingredients such as ginger and wasabi contain various antioxidant compounds, plus important vitamins and minerals. The seafood itself which is the main part of Sushi, is rich of omega-3 and selenium. Depending on the fish the amount of different vitamins and minerals will vary.
Sushi is enjoyed by health conscious people and people who want to stay slim or loose some weight. If you can afford it, this is the diet to choose.

Closer to Home

Some people are not fond of raw fish at all but let us assure you, it is not needed. You can enjoy Sushi that is cooked. Sushi prepared in Western countries contains more ingredients that we are used to.
There are variations which use roasted chicken instead of fish. You will find many options that will please your taste and eating habits.

why we love sushi

The Magic of Chopsticks

There is something magical about using chopsticks. Maybe because we are so used to forks, spoons and knifes that it seems exotic to use other utensils. Eating Sushi can be the starting point to get used to chopsticks. It is easier to pick up the Sushi portions than cooked rice or vegetables.
If you love sushi and eat it all the time, we are sure that you will become a master in using chopsticks.

A Different Serving Style

We are used to going to a restaurant and sitting with a plate of food in front of us. When you go to a sushi restaurant it can be a little different because you sit down next to a conveyor belt. Amazing chefs then roll some sushi and stick it up on the conveyor belt which goes around in a circle and passes in front of you. When you want more food you just reach down and pick it up.

Have you ever tried it?

If not then you should consider to give it a try. You can always start with something cooked before making your way up to raw fish. If you already love sushi please let us know in the comments about your your favorite Sushi dish.




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