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International Sushi Day – Bengalis and their love of fish, even Japanese


International Sushi Day is celebrated on June 18 to raise awareness of the truth and fiction surrounding the Japanese delicacy. Back home, the taste (or love, to be precise) of the people of West Bengal for fish is not unknown, but did you know that this also applies to Japanese cuisine?

Kolkata ITC Sonar has started offering its customers the experience of watching live sushi preparation. The dish is increasingly becoming a favorite of fish-loving Bengalis.

Sushi, a traditional Japanese meal, is basically raw fish wrapped in rice.

Sushi originated when the Japanese started storing and preserving fish for later consumption. Initially, the fish was wrapped in salted, fermented rice where it remained for months, and was even eaten during wartime, said chef Jerry from Kolkata. Talking about his preparation, he said he needs rigorous research and training.

During the Edo period (between 1603 and 1867), sushi became popular in Japan as a dish consisting of fish and vegetables wrapped in vinegar rice.

According to reports, International Sushi Day was established in 2009 by Chris DeMay to encourage people to eat and enjoy more sushi.

This year, fish-loving Bengalis also celebrate the festival.

Meenu Roy, who came to ITC Royal, told News18: “We Bengalis love fish and this Japanese sushi has fish in a different format, so day by day our interest has increased. Especially this live cooking gives us the reason to come here.”

First post: STI


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