DAY 59 – SUSHI
How about another post about sushi, I’m sure you can still take couple more? Just joking. But no, really – can one ever have enough of sushi? I’m sure not! We display a classic gaijin (foreigner in Japanese) syndrome – we fell for sushi since day one and can have it every day until the end of days. Of course, the sushi experience back home will never be the same again. The bar is raised to the levels previously unimaginable. For example – the most popular fish outside Japan (not even Western world, but also the rest of Asia) is salmon. In fact – salmon in Japan is considered a lower quality fish. The whole deal is about the tuna and tuna only. There are several types of tuna, depending on the fat content (making it more tasty the more fatty it gets – also the price gets more fatty in this relationship). In all other countries tuna is never the first choice for sushi, as it is simply tasteless and boring, likely due to the long freezing and export travel time, but also lower quality of fish in other regions). Hence why – when our 180 days here are complete and when we need to return home – the sushi (along with many other foods) will never be acceptable again. With that in mind – I’m more than happy to munch on the raw fish with rice almost every day. No problem with that whatsoever!