Around the World with ‘Sushi’

A  Japanese dish consisting of small balls or rolls of vinegar-flavored cold rice served with a garnish of vegetables, egg, or raw seafood.

Who doesn’t love sushi? This iconic food offering from the Land of the Rising Sun has the entire world falling head over heels in love with it. And as far as globalization goes, so many countries have now placed their stamp on sushi by incorporating their own cultural foods into this dish.

There are now so many sushi incarnations that our friends over have come up with a chart showing the different types of “sushi” from around the world. Need an example? France came up with its own sushi cake –sushi rice, dried seaweed, salmon, rice vinegar, cucumber, avocado, sesame seeds, sugar, salt, and avocado oil –all made up to look like a pastry dessert.

Wanna try something out of the ordinary? Chow down Scotland’s Haggis Sushi!

Love sushi but also willing to try an alternative source of protein? Insect sushi is the way to go – various insects on sushi rice – you can never go wrong.

Torn between sushi and pizza? Why not combine both? Canada’s sushi pizza is…is… words just can’t describe the combination of fried rice patty goodness and chunks of tuna, salmon, and crab meat, caressed by a velvety mayo-avocado-wasabi blend.

If you’re hankering for dessert but still want your sushi too, Japan and Thailand may just have what you’ve been craving for. Thailand’s sushi donuts have just enough sweetness to keep you on a sugar high; while Japan’s sushi ice cream takes the sushi experience on an entirely different plane.

And for the ultimate in sushi variations, the sushi ewoks or ‘sushiwoks’ are just the thing that Star Wars fans  would love to get  their hands/forks/chopsticks on to. Aren’t they just the cutest?

You? Got a sushi idea in mind? Do let us know, and better yet, feed us your sample!