Do you love sushi? If you do, you may want to take a deeper dive into this delicious Japanese food at the I Love Sushi exhibition.
Currently on at the Japan Creative Center till 18 May 2023, I Love Sushi exhibition answers the many questions that one may have about the vinegared rice and fish or other types of toppings combination.
Like, did you know that sushi did not originate in Japan?
Instead, it is believed to have come from China or even South East Asia. It all started with the need to preserve fish with the rice being used to ferment the fish. Over the centuries, the food morphed into the dish we find making its way around the conveyor belt at sushi restaurants today.
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I Love Sushi Exhibition at Japan Creative Center
The entrance to the Japan Creative Center has been decorated to look like you are entering a sushi restaurant.
Stepping inside, you’ll be greeted by a king! More specifically, it is a model of a tuna or maguro, and tuna is widely regarded as the king of nigiri-zushi!
Sushi in the Edo Period
In the first room, there is a mock-up of a sushi stall from the Edo period along with displays outlining the history of sushi.
Another interesting exhibit is of picture scrolls that shows sushi being manufactured in a factory during the Edo period. Even back then, they were churning out sushi at mass production levels.
The Evolution of Sushi
In glass cases along a corridor are examples of different varieties of sushi. These range from the earliest form of sushi or nare-zushi to sugata-zushi.
One of the most eye-catching displays is that of a table filled with different types of modern sushi.
It is enough to make anyone want to pay a visit to a sushi restaurant.
Sit a Sushi Chef’s Table
Another highlight of the exhibition is a multimedia display that has been made to look like a sushi counter.
Take a seat and watch the virtual sushi chef expertly prepare various cuts of fish to make sushi. Because the screen is both vertical and horizontal, you can observe the sushi master at work from both a frontal and top-down angle.
All that’s left to do is to gawk at the amazing rows of sushi in a clear display case.
There are 150 types of sushi displayed like matchbox cars. See if you can find your favourite.
By now, you would have worked up an appetite and be all ready to head off for a meal at your favourite sushi restaurant.
I Love Sushi Exhibition
When: Till 18 May 2023,
Where: Japan Creative Centre (JCC), Embassy of Japan in Singapore, 4 Nassim Road Singapore 258372
Opening Times: 10 am to 6 pm, Tuesdays to Saturdays. Closed on Sundays and Mondays.