Sushi every day? Not if you’re Japanese…
By Grace Buchele Mineta
On September 14, 2014
A lot of first-time visitors think sushi is eaten daily in Japan There are a lot of foreigners who don’t like sushi, but the overwhelming majority of us seem to love it. I fall into the “I really, really love eating raw fish on rice” category, to the dismay of my husband.
While he prefers to chow down on yakiudon or miso nasu, I’m just as fine munching on some cuts of raw salmon or squid, from a 50% off “evening sale” at the local grocery store.
A couple months ago, my sister visited us in Tokyo. She stayed for a couple weeks and the two of us had a surprisingly large number of lunches and dinners at “Sushiro,” the local kaitenzushi restaurant (lucky for us, located right down the street).
After the fifth time in two weeks, my husband opted to stay at home while we went to get sushi. “I don’t get it,” he told me later that evening, over a beer, “why do foreigners think we (Japanese people) eat sushi all the time?”
Good question. Why do we?