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Myths and interesting facts about sushi, the culinary trend of our decade. | IbizaFoodie

Myths and interesting facts about sushi, the culinary trend of our decade.

As we all know, sushi is an oriental food that has spread rapidly around the world over the last decade. Sushi has a special feature: either you love it or hate it. His fans often say that apart from tasty, it is healthy and nutritious. On the other hand, critics believe that a piece of sushi has more bacteria than a public bathroom doorknob…

Contrary to belief, “sushi” does not mean “raw fish”

In fact, the word sushi has absolutely nothing to do with the fish. Actually it refers to the vinegared rice that accompanies the sashimi (the fish component).

Before it was an art, now a necessity

When the sushi was not fashionable, the Itamae (specialized sushi chefs) had to go through a long and rigorous training. Today, because of the high demand, the thoroughness and duration of studies decreased radically.

“ Men stuff ”

If you have visited a sushi bar in Japan… have you seen a woman in the kitchen? Surely not, because the Japanese tradition holds that only men can cook sushi. The reason? Women have a higher temperature of the hands, and that alters the taste of rice…  As you have guessed, this is an absurd theory that scientists have dismantled over and over again. However, this false belief is deeply rooted in Japanese society so many women must leave the country for training. Sad but true.

Eat sushi with chopsticks … or with your hands

Contrary to popular knowledge, eating sushi pieces with your hands is well seen. If you’re not famous for using chopsticks fluently, next time do not hesitate, and enjoy sushi with your own hands. If someone calls your attention you know what to answer!

Regardless of its freshness, it must be previously frozen

The food safety standards indicate that raw fish needs to be frozen for a certain period of time in order to deworming. For example, European law indicates that raw fish must be frozen at -20 ° Celsius for at least 24 hours.

The fresh fish is not always the ideal

Sushi lovers usually associate fish freshness with quality, but this is not necessarily true. Raw fish takes more flavor as the days pass. If you are in a good restaurant enjoying sushi, that fish probably have preserved a few days. 😉