Sushi has steadily risen in popularity outside of Japan since the 70s and you’ll find lots of places selling it from specialised restaurants to your local supermarket. The greatest element of sushi is the prioritisation of freshness – fresh ingredients and freshly rolled sushi are valued above all else. So, what do you do if you love sushi, but you can’t afford to go out and buy it all the time?
Traditionally Japan has been a haven for vegetarians. In fact, for 1200 years of its existence until 1872, it was illegal to eat meat (typically red meat) in Japan. While the traditional definition of vegetarianism in Japan has permitted the consumption of fish, there are lots of choices out there for western vegetarians and vegans to eat as well. (more…)