"sushi grade" is basically an unregulated marketing term. It only means at some point the fish was frozen to kill parasites. Some fish species are more prone to parasites, but due to mislabeling, the FDA mandates all fish frozen except tuna and shellfish. sushimodern.com/sushi/susโ€ฆ
Sushi pizza originates from Canada. Th dish was invented by Kaoru Ohsada while working at Nami Japanese Seafood Restaurant chef in Toronto. It uses a fried rice patty as the base and a variety of toppings drizzled with mayonnaise and wasabi powder. The dish is often served in wedges. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susโ€ฆ
95%-99% of the wasabi you eat at American sushi restaurants is actually horseradish died green. You're not getting the real thing. huffpost.com/entry/fake-wโ€ฆ
Salmon sushi is NOT a Japanese invention, but... Norwegian. npr.org/2015/09/18/441530โ€ฆ
The boarding house in DC where the conspiracy to assassinate Lincoln originated is now a sushi and karaoke bar. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marโ€ฆ
SCOBYs used to make kombucha contain more protein than eggs at 18%. They can be substituted for squid in sushi. kombucharesearch.com/reseโ€ฆ
Today I learned of Kathleen Mary Drew-Baker, a British phycologist, whose research on the lifecycle of an edible seaweed saved and revolutionized Japanese production of nori, the principal seaweed used in sushi si.edu/object/siris_arc_3โ€ฆ
If you don't eat sushi by age 35, there is a 95% chance you never will. As we get older, we are less open to "novelty." newyorker.com/magazine/19โ€ฆ
The Unification Church (aka 'The Moonies') supplies most of the sushi restaurants in the United States fastcompany.com/675026/waโ€ฆ
Sushi is not defined as prepared raw fish, rather it is the way of preparing and seasoning the rice with vinegar, sugar, and salt which is then often paired with raw fish as well as various other non-fish ingredients. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susโ€ฆ
A Japanese hospital has an entrance test for aspiring medical students - they must perform 3 tasks in 15 minutes using surgical instruments - make miniature paper cranes, reassemble a dead bug from parts and make miniature sushi using a single rice grain. 40 students are selected odditycentral.com/pics/jaโ€ฆ
A Japanese sushi chain CEO majorly contributed to a drop in piracy off the Somalian coast by providing the pirates with training as tuna fishermen grapee.jp/en/54127
Kiyoshi Kimura, president of sushi restaurant chain Sushi-Zanmai paid a record-setting $3.1 million (333.6 million yen) for a giant bluefin tuna at Tokyoโ€™s Toyosu fish market on 4 January 2019. Setting new record for highest bid tuna in the world. fortune.com/2019/01/06/blโ€ฆ
There's a thing called nyotaimori where a bunch of people will come together and eat sushi off a naked person. www-foodandwine-com.cdn.aโ€ฆ
The code from the Matrix is actually a sushi recipe the production designer, Simon Whiteley, scanned from one of his wife's Japanese cookbooks. foodandwine.com/news/matrโ€ฆ
Sushi as we know it began in the paddy fields of Asia, where the fish was fermented with rice vinegar, salt and rice which was discarded. It was introduced to Japan in the Yayoi Period. It went through changes over periods and is now a staple food strongly associated with Japanese culture. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susโ€ฆ
In the U.S., seafood fraud is widespread. In a study by Oceana, 44% of all the grocery stores, restaurants and sushi venues visited sold mislabeled seafood. Some of the fish that were sold are classified DO NOT EAT by the FDA. oceana.org/sites/default/โ€ฆ
Japan's love of salmon as a sushi staple is a result of a successful Norwegian marketing campaign in 1986 japantimes.co.jp/life/201โ€ฆ
Sushi has an etymology that refers to "vinegar rice" and not "raw fish" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susโ€ฆ
The Japanese never ate salmon sushi until the 1980s when a Norwegian businessman, hired by Norway's government to offload excess salmon, made a deal with a Japanese company to sell the fish in its grocery stores, leading to its popularity today. npr.org/2015/09/18/441530โ€ฆ
An Aquarium in Nagoya, Japan had a display where you could see sushi toppings next to the live fish they originate from. mainichi.jp/english/articโ€ฆ
Japanese Sushi Rice is less than 100yrs old. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/artiโ€ฆ
โ€œsushiโ€ doesnโ€™t mean โ€œraw fishโ€. It actually refers to a dish of vinegared rice served with various fillings and toppings, which may include raw fish. eat-japan.com/sushi-perfeโ€ฆ
Trippy Green Code in โ€˜The Matrixโ€™ Is Just a Bunch of Sushi Recipes munchies.vice.com/en_us/aโ€ฆ
Eel blood is poisonous, which is why it is never served raw as sushi archive.boston.com/busineโ€ฆ
Not all rice grains are the same. Each type can be used for specific dishes: long grains for regular cooking because it does not have a distinct flavor; short grain for desert or sushi; medium grain for desert or creamy dishes. riceassociation.org.uk/coโ€ฆ
If you run to the bathroom after eating sushi, it's likely because sushi restaurants often sub tuna with escolar, a fish whose diet is high in wax esters, causing it to have a laxative effect when eaten. blog.medellitin.com/2008/โ€ฆ
Today I learned of Kiyoshi Kimura - A sushi restaurant chain CEO who helped reduce Somali pirates activity by giving them training in fisheries, initially sourcing them fishing vessels and networking them to the fishery distribution network. Ultimately helping them to become fishermen grapee.jp/en/54127
Today I learned that the California Roll was actually first made in Vancouver in 1971 and is credited with popularizing sushi in North America. smithsonianmag.com/smart-โ€ฆ
In Japan, it takes up to 20 years of school to become a sushi chef, which is years longer than it takes to become a doctor. youmesushi.com/blog/take-โ€ฆ
The Japanese considered raw salmon dangerous, since Pacific salmon was prone to parasites. Norway had too much salmon and decided to focus on teaching Japanese consumers that Atlantic salmon was safe to eat raw. It took ten years for Salmon sushi/sashimi to finally become popular. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salโ€ฆ
Nori sheets are a naturally, biologically active, Vitamin B12 Containing, Plant Food Source. [Nori is Seaweed sheets used for sushi rolls and snacking.] ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/artiโ€ฆ
Salmon sushi wasn't introduced in Japan until 1995, when Norwegian businessmen convinced Japanese businessmen that Atlantic Salmon was safe to eat raw. implementconsultinggroup.โ€ฆ
According to the Monsters Inc DVD commentary track, the sushi restaurant was originally blown up by the CDA. After the events of September 11, Pixar changed the scene to show the restaurant covered in a plasma dome. They managed to pull this off in time for the November 2 release date. pixarpost.com/2012/05/dirโ€ฆ
Raw salmon sushi weren't consumed in Japan before 1995 because the Pacific salmon has parasites. We have to thank a Norwegian for that, Bjorn Eirik Olsen. norwayexports.no/norways-โ€ฆ
The term "Sushi-grade" is a marketing term which means little to nothing about safety or the quality of the fish. In fact, previously frozen fish is often safer than fresh fish to eat raw due to parasitic destruction during the freezing process. seriouseats.com/2017/05/hโ€ฆ
Salmon sushi wasn't introduced in Japan until 1995, when Norwegian businessmen convinced Japanese businessmen that Atlantic Salmon was safe to eat raw. This was because Norway simply had too much salmon. implementconsultinggroup.โ€ฆ
Sushi is the vinegared rice, not the raw fish (or other) that comes when you order it. thekitchn.com/what-exactlโ€ฆ
Norway introduced salmon sushi to Japan. japantimes.co.jp/life/201โ€ฆ
In 2013 a genetic test of fish in restaurants and supermarkets showed 84% of Sushi restaurants in the US mislabeled and replaced tuna with Escolar, a fish known to cause prolonged, uncontrollable oily anal leakage theatlantic.com/business/โ€ฆ
The pickled ginger served with most sushi is meant to cleanse your palate between different pieces and can be offensive to the chef if used as a topping. ponderweasel.com/why-is-gโ€ฆ
Although Americans are often taught or tempted to pair their sake with sushi or as part of a "sake bomb" โ€” neither practice is common in Japan. There, it is seen more as a palate cleanser, best enjoyed between meals or on its own vinepair.com/articles/sojโ€ฆ
Norway actually introduced Salmon Sushi to Japan nortrade.com/sectors/artiโ€ฆ
Wasabi was originally eaten with sushi to kill bacteria and parasites in the fish. Now with better sanitary conditions it's not needed and eaten just out of habit en.m.wikibooks.org/wiki/Cโ€ฆ
The atlantic bluefin tuna, one of the most highly prized fish used in sushi is one step ahead than giraffes on the race to extintion, being considered 'endangered' while giraffes along with pacific bluefin tuna are considered 'vulnerable'. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlโ€ฆ
Today I learned of a man in Fresno, California who developed and passed a 5-ft, 6-inch (1.7 m) long tapeworm after eating salmon sashimi. As sushi and other raw-fish products become more popular, the number of tapeworm infestations has increased, with some worms known to grow up to 50 ft (15 m) long. theguardian.com/us-news/2โ€ฆ
During the filming of the Wolf of Wall Street, Jonah Hill took revenge on Leonardo DiCaprio by giving him food poisoning. By improvising a line, Hill made DiCaprio eat the last piece of raw yellowtail sushi. DiCaprio had to repeat this 70 times. Only Hill and Martin Scorsese found it funny. variety.com/2014/scene/awโ€ฆ
Women have historically been barred from cooking sushi due to a superstition that their hands are too warm. torontolife.com/daily-disโ€ฆ
The annual value of the global fishing industry for tuna is $7.2 Billion, which has seen its population drop 70% since 1980. Now it is highly threatened to be extinct. About 3/4 of them are consumed in Sushi and Sashimi markets in Japan. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlโ€ฆ
Norway introduced salmon sushi to the Japanese nortrade.com/sectors/artiโ€ฆ
The Philadelphia roll(sushi) gets its name from the brand of cream cheese, the Philadelphia Cream Cheese brand. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phiโ€ฆ
An 8-year-old Taiwanese girl had an 8-foot 6-inch tapeworm growing inside of her gut after eating sushi independent.co.uk/life-stโ€ฆ
Sushi originated from a method of preserving fish. The fermented rice prevented the fish from spoiling, and was discarded before consumption of the fish. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hisโ€ฆ
Sushi doesn't mean raw fish, but vinegared rice diffen.com/difference/Sasโ€ฆ
There is a scarcity of women sushi chefs due in part to the belief that menstruation causes a skewed sense of taste businessinsider.com/jiro-โ€ฆ
Former MLB player Manny Ramirez gets unlimited sushi as part of his Japanese Baseball contract agreement. amp-si-com.cdn.ampprojectโ€ฆ
Nori farming (sushi seaweed) was saved by an UK woman who discovered it reproduced via spores and not seeds en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katโ€ฆ
Pickled ginger may be traditionally served with sushi due to its antiseptic and anti-nausea properties, which help counteract the consequences of eating spoiled food. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garโ€ฆ
There are ways to make kosher sushi. Although kosher foods can be made un-kosher by exposure to the wrong type of handling, thereโ€™s no way to make un-kosher foods kosher and any fish that doesnโ€™t have both scales and fins is un-kosher publish.illinois.edu/japaโ€ฆ
"2009 tuna samples from sushi restaurants in New York City" showed that 5/9 restaurants were serving Escolar, a fish banned in Japan for its toxicity since 1977. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Escโ€ฆ
"kappa" in kappamaki (cucumber sushi rolls) refers to child-sized, humanoid, reptilian monsters in Japanese folklore. As troublemakers their pranks range from looking up women's kimonos to drowning people, but they are willing to befriend humans in exchange for gifts, especially cucumbers. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kapโ€ฆ
The pickled ginger served with most sushi is meant to cleanse your palate between different pieces and can be offensive to the chef if used as a topping. ponderweasel.com/why-is-gโ€ฆ
Kim Jong-Il's personal sushi chef escaped from North Korea in 2001 by telling the supreme leader he wanted to buy a sea urchin to cook for him. He subsequently wrote a memoir about his experiences with Kim Jong-Il. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenโ€ฆ
Sushi originated from South East Asia, and the earliest records of the dish are from China en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hisโ€ฆ
There is such thing as SPAM Sushi called Spam musubi, composed of a slice of grilled Spam on top of a block of rice, wrapped together with nori dried seaweed. It originated during WWII by the local Japanese in Hawaii because Spam was the main course for the troops during this time. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spaโ€ฆ
'Sushi' means 'Sour tasting' and refers to vinegar flavoured rice. 'Sashimi' however, refers to sliced raw seafood. pogogi.com/what-differencโ€ฆ
A study by the Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine using a randomized double-blind trial with sensory evaluation using discrimination testing found that freezing raw fish did not ruin sushi's taste. cid.oxfordjournals.org/coโ€ฆ
In America, we aren't eating real Wasabi in Sushi restaurants. It's a mixture of horseradish, mustard, and food coloring. huffingtonpost.com/2014/0โ€ฆ
Jeremy Piven was diagnosed with mercury poisoning, because he ate sushi at least twice a day for 20 years. people.com/people/articleโ€ฆ
Salmon sushi is a norwegian invention norwayexports.no/sectors/โ€ฆ
The Kurashiki Central Hospital has a recruitment test for surgeons which includes, mini origami, mini sushi and reconstructing a beetle. youtu.be/HVSCTOIXBUs
In Japan it is believed women have too warm of hands to be sushi chefs. blogs.wsj.com/japanrealtiโ€ฆ
Yoshikazu, the son featured in "Jiro Dreams of Sushi" does not believe women can be sushi chefs because their menstrual cycle affects their taste. wsj.com/articles/BL-SEB-6โ€ฆ
The traditional way to eat sushi is with ones hands, not chopsticks goasia.about.com/od/Custoโ€ฆ
Salmon sushi was actually created by Norwegian man because Norway had to much Salmon in the 80's npr.org/2015/09/18/441530โ€ฆ
There's no real wasabi in the "wasabi" paste you get at sushi restaurants nuvomagazine.com/palate/pโ€ฆ
Kobe, Champagne, Parmasan, sushi grade fish, and Basalmic Vinegar are unregulated terms in the US and actually means nothing. realfoodfakefood.com/realโ€ฆ
Only a quarter of Japanese people eat sushi more than once per month japan-guide.com/topic/010โ€ฆ
There was a sushi-gate in 2008, where two students proved through DNA testing that many NY restaurants would switch the fish in their sushi from high-end (like white tuna) to low-end (like tilapia). phe.rockefeller.edu/barcoโ€ฆ
The word "Sushi" literally means "it's sour", which dates back to the method of preserving meat, typically seafood, through fermentation using rice and salt. thekitchn.com/what-exactlโ€ฆ
There are fast food sushi restaurants in Japan that use the plates customers accumulate as tokens for a machine to total their bill. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conโ€ฆ
The kappa in 'kappamaki' (cucumber sushi roll) refers to the humanoid amphibians in Japanese folklore. They drown humans to steal or suck out their Shirikodama, which are small orbs that contain the human soul located in the Anus. tofugu.com/japan/kappa/
The use of salmon for sushi was not originally invented by the Japanese but rather introduced to them in the early 1980s by a Norwegian named Bjom Eirik Olson en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susโ€ฆ
"Sushi" actually refers to the vinegar rice, not the fish creation snopes.com/food/ingredienโ€ฆ
Sushi in Japanese is cooked rice with fish whilst sรนshรญ in Chinese means "vegetarian food" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Budโ€ฆ
Sushi was invented in the early 1800's and was considered "Fast Food". Therefore, People in Tokyo were living in haste even a hundred years ago. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hisโ€ฆ
Kurashiki Central Hospital has 'surgeon tryouts' where candidates must fold 5mm origami, reassemble insects, and create sushi from single grains of rice. youtube.com/watch?v=1TtU4โ€ฆ
The proper way to eat sushi is in one bite wikihow.com/Practice-Sushโ€ฆ
"Sushi" is not actually Japanese. It originated in South East Asia, and caught on in China, then finally in Japan. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hisโ€ฆ
Sushi does not mean "raw fish", and not all sushi includes raw fish. The name sushi means "sour rice", and refers to vinegared rice. azalae.com/diku/?Type=1&aโ€ฆ
There is a Korean equivalent of sushi called Gimbap en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gimโ€ฆ
Prior to the explosion in worldwide sushi consumption, bluefin tuna were considered so worthless that they were often used for cat food. marinebio.org/species.aspโ€ฆ
The reason sushi with cucumber is often called something with "kappa" is that there is a japanese mythical creature called Kappa, which lives in ponds and likes cucumber. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kapโ€ฆ
The way sushi is made today was largely invented by one man named Hanaya Yohei (1799-1858) in an effort to create an early version of fast food. Before his sushi creations, what was considered sushi was wildly different than what we currently eat. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susโ€ฆ
Today I learned of Escolar, a fish that will give you a oily diarrhea from eating it, it is often mislabeled in US sushi restaurants as "super white tuna" and has been banned in Japan since 1977. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Escโ€ฆ
Nyotaimori is the act of eating sushi off of a naked women's body. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nyoโ€ฆ
Ikizukuri is a form of sushi where the fish is scaled, filleted, and served ALIVE en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ikiโ€ฆ
Although the Japanese uncooked seafood dish known as "sushi" seems potentially dangerous to one's health, this danger is lessened by one of the condiments traditionally served with it, wasabi, which contains proven antibacterial properties sushifaq.com/sushi-sashimโ€ฆ
Tuna was considered not fit for human consumption by both Americans and Japanese and only recently were sought after for Sushi. smithsonianmag.com/arts-cโ€ฆ
Ginger is served with sushi to be used as a palette cleanser ponderweasel.com/why-is-gโ€ฆ

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