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Sushi, one of Japan’‘s most famous dishes was created in South east Asia originally and its popularity amongst people lead to its rapid growth and resulted in its spreading from South East Asia to South China and the finally to Japan. In the contemporary scenario Sushi is considered a signature Japanese dish. Sushi in its oldest form was made up of fermented fish whose fermentation process was taken care of by a wrap of soured fermenting rice. What in present day is considered to be Sushi however, has evolved and has come a long way to differ from what was originally Sushi. The current day version of sushi has its origin traced back to the 18th century and was created during the Edo period. The Sushi is in a manner of consideration the earliest form of fast food. It is made up of freshly caught fish and was originally exclusively the fish caught from the Tokyo bay. Today’‘s consideration and accepted version of sushi is that of typical Japanese food, which is made up of cooked rice with vinegar, which is combined with various other ingredients. Every ingredient of the various types of sushi bears the one common ingredient of Shariand the raw meat that is slice and served is the sashimi, which is part of the Sushi. Sushi comes in a wide range and varieties, and as mentioned earlier, the one common ingredient in all these varieties is the sushi rice. The variety in sushi is afforded by the different fillings, types of preparation, condiments and toppings that are used to make the Sushi. One of the subtlest manners of differentiation of Sushi into two types is the Sushi prepared by traditional methods and the ones prepared by the modern methods. All the Sushi, as mentioned earlier has a common feature, which is that of the prepared rice that is used as the base in all the sushi. Thus, the various types of Sushi that one can expect to find in what can be termed a Sushi cuisine all have the same base structure and nearly the same range of ingredients. The basic ingredients common to most types of sushi includes the Shari, the Nori, the Neta and the condiments. The Shari part of the Sushi refers to the most basic ingredient of the Sushi. The Shari is in most cases prepared with the same dressing immaterial of the type of sushi and consist of rice vinegar, sake, kombu, sugar, and salt. To these dressings the Japanese rice is mixed to prepare it and to make the Shari for the sushi. The traditional equipment employed to make the sushi is called the Hangiri which is a flab bottomed barrel and a wooden paddle. When it comes to the preparation of the various types of sushi and especially the Shari, great care is taken to ensure that only the Japanese rice, with its short-grains are used, as it differs from the long-grain rice of the various other countries that produce rice, as only the Japanese short rice consists the stickiness which is a crucial factor in the making of shari. As mentioned earlier all the sushi has some common ingredients and the Nori is one of them. The nori that is used to make sushi is the seaweed wrappers. The nori too is ingenious to the Japanese harbors. The traditional preparation of the nori involved the algae being scraped away from the dock, following which it was rolled out into sheets to be dried by the sun. However, the commercial process involves the farming, the processing, the toasting the packaging and the selling of the nori in the form of sheets of various sizes. Depending on the size of the sheet the end product is the futomaki, the hosomakie or the temaki. The Nori, which is an integral part of the Sushi making process is one of the ingredients which is an individual snack from the Sushi cuisine. The Nori can be bought in flavors of teriyaki sauce or can be eaten with just the salt. The former type of Nori is not fit for making sushi and it thus flavored only in cases where it is intended to be sold as a snack separate from the Sushi in itself. Finally, every sushi has toppings and the toppings vary from one type of sushi to another, but the fact that every sushi contains toppings remains the same.Some of the used to make the neta for Sushi includes seafood such as squid otherwise referred to as ika, eel otherwise referred to as anago and unagi, pike conger otherwise referred to as hamo, octopus otherwise referred to as tako, shrimp otherwise referred to as ebi and amaebi, clam otherwise referred to as mirugai, aoyagi and akagai, fish roe otherwise referred to as ikura, masago, kazunoko and tobiko, sea urchin otherwise referred to as uni, crab otherwise referred to as kani, and various kinds of shellfish like the abalone, prawn and scallop .Oysters, however, are less common, as the taste is not considered to be worthy enough of mingling with the rice. Kanikama, or imitation crab stick, is commonly substituted for real crab, most notably in California rolls.Pickled daikon radish otherwise referred to as takuan inshinkomaki, pickled vegetables otherwise referred to as tsukemono, fermented soybeans otherwise referred to as natto in nattomaki, avocado, cucumber in kappa maki, asparagus, yam, pickled umeotherwise referred to as umeboshi, gourd otherwise referred to as kanpyo, burdock otherwise referred to as gobo, and sweet corn otherwise referred to as possibly mixed with mayonnaise are also used in sushi.Tofu and eggs otherwise referred to as in the form of slightly sweet, layered omelette called tamagoyaki and raw quail eggs ride as gunkan-maki toppings are common. Other than the basic ingredients that go into the making of the Sushi, there are the condiments that are used in most types of sushi. The sushi is, before being consumed, usually dipped in soy sauce, wasabi, shoyu or the paste made out of the roots of certain plants. Sometimes, the Japanese style mayonnaise is used as a condiment for the sushi. While the use of condiments for sushi without doubts enhances the flavors and some people prefer sushi dipped in condiments, in many Sushi bars, and restaurants that offers you a sushi cuisine, the use of condiments is taken to imply that the cook who prepared the sushi has not prepared it in a satisfactory manner and thus the use of condiments is not always common when it comes to sushi. The popularity and the diverse range of sushi’‘s available has helped its pervade boundaries which has led to rise of a new category of sushi. The western-style sushi which are available in variants of the Hawaiian roll, the rainbow roll, the Seattle roll, the spider roll, the B.C. roll, the Philadelphia roll and the Alaska roll. What started in Southeast Asia, owing to its exquisite and unique taste has gone on to spread throughout the world and create an entire range of dishes and thus a complete cuisine for itself.