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Sushi Guide

Tokyo, Japan

Food Guide
The star of Japanese cuisine

Sushi is, perhaps, the most famous worldwide Japanese food. A dish that was born in ancient times, sushi originated from the process of preserving fish in fermented rice. Today it’s made with vinegared rice and fresh fish, presented in a number of ways and shapes.

Nigiri Zushi

Edomae-zushi, is another name for nigiri-sushi, a popular variety of sushi with a small hand-pressed rice ball topped typically with fresh seafood. This variety is believed to have originated from a Tokyo shop owner who started selling freshly made nigiri to local workers, a type of original fast food. The name originally referred to sushi prepared with fish caught in Tokyo Bay, but now refers to nigiri-style sushi. Other toppings include vegetables, wagyu beef, tofu and tamagoyaki (egg roll). Nigiri-zushi are served at all sushi restaurants from inexpensive conveyor belt sushi to Michelin-starred restaurants. Tsukiji Fish Market is one of the best places to eat fresh sushi, it is the biggest fish market in the world!