The popularity of sushi bars in Japan and around the world has become something like a phenomenon. How can such a simple traditional dish capture everyone’s fancy? And how can one explain the skyrocketing of the number of sushi bars in the Western world? Surely there must be a valid explanation! When first – time sushi eaters are invited out to a sushi bar, the first reaction is usually that of apprehension. The thought of eating raw fish is enough to scare anyone, right. But just wait until you get that first taste of pure flavor, it is guaranteed to be an experience you would want to do over and over again. Even the flakiest eaters find themselves ensnared by sushi. So, let us explore just why sushi bars have become so popular around the world.
Sushi dates way back in the 7th century. The fact that after so many generations it still remains an authentic traditional dish is a wonder in itself. Sushi as a national meal rejuvenated itself in the 1800s around Tokyo. It was much better for sushi eaters to have it freshly - made at roadside stalls. This factor still proves to be a major motivation for sushi bars to date. The element of fast – food for sure appeals to the modern day working class population in the major cities. And that it can be prepared in a short time is a bonus too.
The second factor for the popularity of sushi bars is the health value of sushi as a dish. The fact that sushi is prepared almost entirely with fresh ingredients ensures it maintains high nutritional levels. Aside from keeping the sushi eaters safe, fresh components of sushi also guarantee rich flavors.
The toasted Nori is very rich in essential vitamins which make sushi easy to digest. Rice as a sushi base in itself is a low – fat option. It presents a meal with low levels of sodium coupled with a rich blend of carbohydrates to boost energy levels for the sushi bar revelers.
Then there are the meaty treats in sushi. Be it beef pieces or fish, they are still a good source of minerals and proteins. In any case, vegetarian sushi lovers still do not miss out on some of these important nutrients. All varieties of sushi still provide a rich balance of nutritional value. Sushi bars will usually have both raw and cooked versions of sushi, so the eaters are free to choose.
But above all these factors, prices shown at sushi bars are jaw – dropping. Sushi bars provide best-quality sushi meals at very affordable prices. The ambience at the sushi bars just makes everything worthwhile. A typical sushi bar will offer a range of dishes of over 150 menu particulars. A unit meal may go for around ¥250. A dish set for a group of diners is available for around ¥1000.
Sushi bars also offer some trendy setting, both indoor and outdoor. Some even accept credit card payment. Enjoy.