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Old October 7th, 2013, 04:54 AM   #1
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Sushi origin is southeast asia?

We can trace sushi's origin back to the 4th century BC in Southeast Asia. As a preserved food, the salted fish, fermented with rice, was an important source of protein. The cleaned and gutted fish were kept in rice so that the natural fermentation of the rice helped preserve the fish. This type of sushi is called nare-zushi, and was taken out of storage after a couple of months of fermentation, and then only the fish was consumed while the rice was discarded.
The History of SUSHI

Very similar and sushi-like (Nare-zushi type) foods are still found in Southeast Asian countries (Thailand, Laos, Myanmar, Malaysia, etc.) now, and the plains of the north of Thailand and Myanmar, where people make their living by both rice cultivation and fishery - fishing in rivers and rice paddy fields, could be considered as the birth place of the 'original sushi' from well before Christ, and it disseminated to the south part of China, and Japan consequently.
Sushi History

Anyone here familiar with sushi history that can clarify this?
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The History of SUSHI

Sushi History

Anyone here familiar with sushi history that can clarify this?
The KBS Documentary Super Fish explains the continental origin of Japanese sushi. To be more precise, Japanese sushi is closely related to rice-filled fish sauces in Southeast Asia.
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