BRIAN: Well, I’m sick of burgers, so if it could be a place that has more than burgers –
ZACH: What do you want, like a three-dollar sushi place?
Sushi, a Japanese dish of vinegared rice, accompanied by a variety of ingredient, such as seafood, often raw, and vegetables. Styles of sushi and its presentation vary widely, but the one key ingredient is “sushi rice”. Although fermented rice has long been eaten in South-East Asia, the creator of modern sushi is believed to be Hanaya Yohei, who in 1824 invented the type of sushi most known today, in which seafood is placed on hand-pressed vinegared rice. It was the fast food of its day.
The word sushi has been recognised in English since the late 19th century, although Western-style sushi has variations which are rarely found in Japan itself. Sushi has been popular in the US since the 1970s, beginning in California.