Over the years, sushi has become a world-renowned Japanese cuisine, integrating many foreign influences. Through its evolution, the rolls seen today have come a long way from the original recipes. Most people in the world, including the Japanese, have chosen the Edo (Tokyo) style of sushi as their favorite, a simple sushi with a combination of vinegar flavored rice and raw fish.
The sushi restaurant 1954 Fuji Sushi Catering is putting their own spin on sushi, turning it into an art form by presenting diners with extravagantly decorated classic sushi rolls and sashimi.
Sushi originally developed from the practice of preserving meat or fish in fermenting rice. Similar methods can be traced back to the Chinese scriptures in the 2nd century. Due to the smell, sushi wasn't the most popular dish at the time. It wasn't until 1827 that vinegared rice and fresh fish were combined, leading to the style that we know and devour today. Originally, it was created as an inexpensive fast food catering to the busy streets of Tokyo.
In the 1970s, Japanese businesses began expanding to the United States, opening up sushi restaurants catering to both Japanese expats and Americans. It wasn't until the California Roll was invented that Americans really became comfortable with the new raw fish trend. As more and more Westerners began to eat raw fish, new adaptations of sushi were made.
American-style sushi is continuously evolving from the original Japanese cuisine. Sushi restaurant 1954 Fuji Sushi offers a unique selection of the beloved dish. Spicy salmon is a favorite, but the Spicy Crunch Roll is a treat made with spicy salmon and topped with spicy crunch tobiko. Another popular classic is the shrimp tempura roll, and 1954 Fuji Sushi's version, the Pink Lady Roll, is a specialty, made with shrimp tempura, eel, cucumber and tobiko, and wrapped in pink soy paper. For the classic New Yorker, try the New York Beauty made with grilled lobster, lettuce, cucumber, mayo, avocado and tobiko.
Staying true to traditions, sushi restaurant 1954 Fuji Sushi Catering presents elegant interpretations, paying close attention to every detail that makes sushi a beloved North American meal.