Sushi is a popular dish that is enjoyed by people all over the world. But what is sushi, exactly? And where did it come from? In this blog post, we will explore the history of sushi and teach you how to make it at home! We will also discuss some of the different types of sushi and recommend our favorite places to eat sushi in the city. So, whether you are a beginner or an experienced sushi lover, this blog post has something for you!
History of Shushi
The first recorded mention of sushi dates back to the second century A.D., when a Chinese author mentioned a dish made of fish that was fermented in rice for months at a time. This dish eventually made its way to Japan, where it was further developed and became the sushi that we know today. Sushi originally started out as a street food, and it was not until the late 1800s that it began to be served in restaurants.
How to make sushi at home
Making sushi at home is actually quite easy, and it is a fun activity to do with friends or family! All you need is some sushi rice, nori (dried seaweed sheets), fillings of your choice (we like cucumber, avocado, and salmon), and a bamboo sushi mat.
To start, cook the sushi rice according to the package instructions. Once it is cooked, let it cool for a few minutes. Next, take a sheet of nori and place it on the bamboo sushi mat. Spread a layer of sushi rice over the nori, leaving a ½-inch border on one end.
Now it’s time to add your fillings! Place them in the center of the rice, and then roll up the sushi tightly, using the bamboo mat to help you. Wet the end of the nori with a little water to help seal the roll.
Once your sushi is rolled, you can cut it into pieces using a sharp knife. Serve with soy sauce, pickled ginger, and wasabi, and enjoy!
What to eat sushi with and why
Sushi is a delicious and healthy food that can be enjoyed in many different ways. One of the most popular ways to eat sushi is with chopsticks, which allows you to control the amount of rice and fish you eat.
Another popular way to eat sushi is with your fingers, which allows you to pick up the sushi without rice and get a taste of the fish and seaweed.
Lastly, some people prefer to use a fork to eat their sushi, as this allows them to eat the sushi without getting their hands dirty. No matter how you choose to eat your sushi, it is important to remember that sushi is best enjoyed with soy sauce and wasabi.
The soy sauce adds flavor to the sushi, while the wasabi helps to balance out the sweetness of the rice.
Types of Sushi
There are many different types of sushi, and the possibilities are endless when it comes to fillings and toppings. Some of our favorites include:
- Nigiri: This is sushi rice shaped into small balls or ovals, and it is topped with a piece of fish or other seafood.
- Maki: Maki is sushi that is rolled up in seaweed paper and then cut into rounds. It can be made with or without rice, and it is often filled with vegetables, fish, or both.
- Temaki: Temaki is a type of sushi that is rolled into a cone shape and then wrapped in seaweed paper. It is usually filled with fish or vegetables and served without rice.
Where to eat the most delicious sushi?
If you are looking for some delicious sushi in the city, we recommend checking out one of these spots:
Sushi Taro: This Michelin-starred restaurant is located in Dupont Circle and offers an extensive menu of both traditional and modern sushi.
Kaz Sushi Bistro: Kaz Sushi Bistro is a casual spot in Penn Quarter that serves up creative and delicious sushi rolls.
Sushi Nakazawa: This restaurant is located in the West End and is known for its omakase, or chef’s choice, meal.
We hope you enjoyed learning about sushi and that you are now inspired to try making it at home! If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to reach out to us. And be sure to check out our other blog posts for more foodie fun!