Salmon Sushi: The Norwegian Invention That Encaptured Japan

Salmon Sushi: The Norwegian Invention That Encaptured Japan

Look at the menu of any sushi shop in Japan and you will almost certainly see salmon: fatty, tender and bright orange. And for good reason, in a 2017 survey by the seafood company Maruha Nichiro, the fish was found to be the most popular neta (topping) for the sixth year in a row, ranked far higher than the more traditional tuna and halibut.

But salmon is a relatively new addition to the sushi menu making its rise to popularity remarkable, a story that is both an allegory of shifting taste trends across Japanese demographics and the opening of one of Japan’s most iconic cuisines, sushi, to the world.

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Salmon Sushi: The Norwegian Invention That Encaptured Japan

Japan Travel Diary: Last Week

I didn’t plan to write a 5th entry for this series. But, as it’s nearly impossible to travel the world right now due to this damn virus, I find myself missing Japan. Just the little things here and there. From friends and food to Japan’s funny obsession with putting animals in strollers.

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Salmon Sushi: The Norwegian Invention That Encaptured Japan

Japan Travel Diary: Week 4

Somebody once told me Nordic countries and Japan have a lot in common in the way we see life. We like minimalist stuff, we find happiness in the little things, and we have great eyes for design. I don’t disagree. Almost everything I’ve looked at in Japan pleases me aesthetically.

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Salmon Sushi: The Norwegian Invention That Encaptured Japan

Japan Travel Diary: Week 3

What about moving away from Tokyo a little? I’m standing in front of a famous canal in Osaka. It travels through rows of buildings, and tourists get to enjoy the sight of the city from the vantage point of a boat. Compared to Tokyo, this is beyond idyllic.

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Salmon Sushi: The Norwegian Invention That Encaptured Japan

Japan Travel Diary: Week 2

In Japan, when people eat a good bowl of ramen, they slurp. I have to admit, I’ve done my fair share of ramen-slurping in Japan. Starting in Tokyo, of course. The ramen shops here are tiny, but the quality is great.

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Salmon Sushi: The Norwegian Invention That Encaptured Japan

Japan Travel Diary: Week 1

From high-end sushi to quick-slurped noodles, Tokyo lives up to its rep as a culinary powerhouse. In areas like Shibuya and Shinjuku, the city delivers the crowds and neon travelers envision. Elsewhere it balances the brash with tranquil gardens and old ways. With its jurisdiction stretching from western mountains to remote southern islands, the capital goes way beyond the expected. Futuristic yet rooted in tradition, ordered yet chaotic, Tokyo has everything you’ve read about and so much more.

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