Last Wednesday I was walking around a shopping mall (Brasilia Shopping, Asa Norte) in Brasilia (the capital of Brazil, around 2,500 km from home) and saw “Fuji Sushi“, a sushi bar.
Although usually associated to Japan, sushi has a Chinese origin, where it developed basically as a fish fermentation and preservation method. Around 2,000 year ago the method arrived in Japan and besides rice vinegar and probably sugar, sake was added to the recipe.
Presentations was not bad, but the taste was disappointing. Believe it or not almost every sushi had cream cheese in it (I don’t have the slightest idea why they spoil fresh tuna and salmon with that). The only thing that was not bad (although it looked so) was a caramelized ginger. It was relatively cheap (around US$ 0,50/piece) but I’m not willing to repeat the experience.