International Sushi Day – June 18

June 18th is International Sushi Day, and the first year it was celebrated was in 2009. International Sushi Day was created for one simple reason – to encourage all around the world to eat and love more sushi. Fun fact: Southeast Asians developed the original type of sushi, which consisted of fish wrapped in souring, fermenting rice. The dish then spread to southern China before reaching Japan.

Why We Love Sushi (and International Sushi Day)

1. The Taste
Looking to have your mind blown? The possibilities are endless as you create your own combination of seafood, vegetables, seasonings and sauces and have your sushi your own way. Mmmmm.

2. It’s Very Healthy
It’s difficult to get much healthier than raw fish and veg. The rice maybe isn’t the healthiest food in the world, but the carbs in it will give your body the energy it needs. If you’re looking to lose weight and stay in great shape then sushi is the way to go.

3. Variety
You’ll never get bored as there are a plethora of things you can choose with sushi. Even if you don’t love everything on the menu you will find something that tastes great. For extra flavor and spice, use soy and wasabi to dip your your food in.

How To Celebrate International Sushi Day

1. Create Your Own Sushi
Pick one of the many ways to create sushi, go to your local fish market, grocery store to buy the ingredients, and handle business. Roll up that sushi with love! Pretty soon you’ll be a sushi-chef in no time.

2. Give the gift of Sushi
Bring a loved-one or friend to your favorite sushi joint, We’ll make the world a better place, one roll at a time.

3. Head over to your Local Sushi Restaurant
It’s that easy. Walk-in and enjoy your favorite rolls, or all you can eat portion at your desire.

California Roll  —  AllRecipes.com
You can never go wrong with the classic California Roll.
Smoked Salmon Sushi Roll  —  AllRecipes.com
Perfectly smoked salmon? Yes, please.
Spicy Tuna Sushi Roll  —  AllRecipes.com
Get your roll on with some spicy tuna!
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