Sushi is one of the most popular dishes in Japan and it’s the most famous Japanese dish outside of Japan. In Japan, sushi is usually enjoyed on special occasions, such as a celebration. Around the world sushi is Japan’s most famous dish. Sushi is a small piece of raw seafood placed on a ball of rice. Sushi presentations vary usually around the world. Sushi consists of steam-cooked sweetened vinegar used rice called sushi meshi combined with other ingredients. The most common ingredients are tuna, squid and prawn. Cucumber, pickled radish and sweet egg omelets are also served. Sushi has a colorful form which is very much artistic. It has a very delicious flavor. During the Edo period, ‘sushi’ referred to pickled fish preserved in vinegar. Sushi developed in Edo (now Tokyo) in the early 19th century. The sushi of that period was sold from stalls as a snack food, and those stalls were the precursors of today’s sushi restaurants. Nowadays sushi can be defined as a dish containing rice which has been prepared with sushi vinegar. Sushi is one of the best nutritional sources available to us. Those people who do not like seafood might not like it but sushi is full of lean protein, nutrients and is low in fat. There are many different types of sushi. Some popular sushi dishes are nigirizushi, gunkanzushi, norimakizushi, temakizushi, inarizushi. Some of the many types of nigirizushi, in which hand molded portions of vinegared rice are topped with slices of raw fish, shellfish, and other ingredients. A small dab of wasabi (Japanese horseradish) is usually placed between the rice and the topping. In sushi restaurant, although tables are also available, customers tend to sit at the counter where they can see the fresh fish and other seafood ingredients laid out in the cooled, glass covered cases. Selections are called out directly to the nearest sushi chef.