International Sushi day is meant for the sushi lovers to enjoy the day with stomach full of sushi rolls. Sushi, a famous Japanese food, has gripped the attention of food lovers and is famous internationally. Sushi is the dish made of rice, cooked with vinegar, topped with seafood, vegetables and fruits. There are several sushi varieties which are available in the current market.
The ancient recipe of Sushi was different from the contemporary sushi. In ancient days the raw fish which was fermented in rice was called sushi. The fish used to be eaten throwing the rice out. But surprisingly, the meaning of sushi is not fish but rice with vinegar, salt and sugar. Gradually, during 17th century, there had been tremendous changes in the preparation style of sushi. Several varieties with different ingredients are been tried and stole the hearts of the fans of sushi. The common ingredient in all the varieties of sushi is rice.
International Sushi Day is celebrated annually on June 18th. Japan celebrates its National Sushi Day annually on November 1st. Many restaurants in Japan offer discounts on Sushi varieties on both the days.
The day came into existence not because of any particular reason but to enjoy sushi. The day was initiated by a sushi fan creating a page in Face book and the page was liked by 1.75 million people. Thus, the day is recognized world-wide as official International Sushi Day. Unlike many other days, International Sushi Day is the day established by the fans of the recipe.
Sushi lovers celebrate the day by preparing sushi varieties and enjoy them either alone or with their friends. Many conduct small get together parties and enjoy sushi varieties, available in the market, with co-sushi lovers. Hotels, restaurants and sushi sellers offer heavy discounts on the day to attract sushi lovers.
Dedicating a day for a food item is not a simple issue. Being a regional food, Sushi has been liked by the food lovers around the world and these food lovers have shown their appreciation by dedicating a day. This shows the intensive love towards the taste or flavor the item offers. Though Sushi can be eaten at any time of the year, the day is to make realize the world how many fans are carving for the delightful food item. Most of the people show their love by eating, preparing or feeding sushi.
The following are the activities that one can do to celebrate Sushi day.
"Don't dunk your nigiri in the soy sauce. Don't mix your wasabi in the soy sauce. If the rice is good, complement your sushi chef on the rice."
- Anthony Bourdain
"I have to say, sushi freaks me out more than almost anything."
- Kate Beckinsale
"The fine art of preparing sushi is something that you watch and learn."
- Nobu Matsuhisa
"I'm a big fish eater. Salmon - I love salmon. My sister loves Chinese food and sushi and all that. I'm not as big of a fan, but she likes it so we eat it a lot. So I'm beginning to like it more. I don't like the raw sushi. I liked the cooked crab and lobster and everything."
- Elle Fanning
"I want a house with a garden, but slap bang in the centre of London. Next door to a sushi bar."
- Michelle Dockery
"Kids are now eating things like edamame and sushi. I didn't know what shiitake mushrooms were when I was 10 - most kids today do."
- Emeril Lagasse
"I love sushi. But after too much of it, it just starts to taste like a dead animal that hasn't been cooked."
- Amy Lee
"In general I love to eat anything. I enjoy anything that is well prepared, a good spaghetti, lasagna, taco, steak, sushi, refried beans."
- Martin Yan
"I love eating sushi and eating raw and clean - no pasta and bread. Low carbs is what works for me."
- Christine Teigen