Sushi originates in a Southeast Asian dish, known today as narezushi stored in fermented rice for possibly months at a time. The lacto-fermentation of the rice prevented the fish from spoiling the rice would be discarded before consumption of the fish. This early type of sushi became an important source of protein for its Japanese consumers. The term Sushi comes from an antiquated grammatical form no longer used in other contexts, and literally means “sour-tasting”; the overall dish has a sour and umami or savoury taste. Narezushi still exists as a regional specialty, notably as funa-zushi from Shiga Prefecture.

Vinegar began to be added to the preparation of narezushi in the Muromachi period (1336–1573) for the sake of enhancing both taste and preservation. In addition to in- creasing the rice’s sourness, the vinegar significantly increased the dish’s longevity, causing the fermentation process to be shortened and eventually abandoned. The primitive sushi would be furthered developed in Osaka, where over several centuries it became oshi-zushi; in this preparation, the seafood and rice were pressed into shape with wooden (typically bamboo) molds.

It was not until the Edo period (1603-1868) that fresh fish was served over vinegared rice. The particular style of today’s nigirizushi became popular in Tokyo in the 1820s or 1830s. One common story of nigirizushi’s origins is of the chef Hanaya Yohei (1799-1858), who invented or perfected the technique in 1824 at his shop. The dish was originally termed Edomae zushi as it used freshly caught fish from theTokyo bay; the term Edomae nigirizushi is still used today as a by-word for quality sushi, regardless of its ingredients’ origins.

Sushilajitelma Sushi plate

12 kpl SUSHILAJITELMA 16.90€

California maki 8kpl

Sake nigiri 2kpl

Inari Tofu / 1kpl

Tamago nigiri 1kpl

26 kpl SUSHILAJITELMA 35,00€

sakeFutomaki 10kpl

California 8kpl

Sake nigiri 2kpl

Aburi Sake Grillattu lohi / 2kpl Inari Tofu 2kpl

Ebi nigiri 2kpl

46 kpl SUSHILAJITELMA 59.8€

Hawaii maki 8kpl Tamago nigiri 2 kpl

California maki 8kpl Ebi nigiri 2 kpl sakeFutomaki 10kpl Maguro Tonnikala Tuna 2kpl oshinkohosomaki 8kpl Aburi Sake Grillattu lohi / 2kpl Sake nigiri 2kpl Inari Nigiri 2kpl

 

 

 Nigiri *2 kpl

Maguro

Tonnikala

Tuna 6.50€

 

 

 

Sake

Lohi

Salmon 5.50€

 

 

Aburi Sake

Grillattu lohi

Grilled salmon 6,00€

 

 

Ebi

Jättikatkarapu

Prawn 5.50€

 

 

Ika

kalmari

squid 5.50

 

 

Ama Ebi

Makea Jättikatkarapu

Sweet Prawn 6,00€

 

 

Tako

Mustekala

Octopus 5,00€

 

 

Unagi

Ankerias

Eel 6.50€

 

 

Tamago

Makea munakas

Sweet omelet 5,00€

 

 

Inari

Tofu

Toufu 5,00€

 

Avocado

Avokad

Avocado 5,00€

 

 

Masago

villakuoreenmäti

capelin roe 5.50€

 

 

 

Maguro

tonnikala ja majoneesi

tuna with mayonnaise 5,00€

 

 

Wakame

merilevää

seaweed 5,00€

 

 

 

 

Temaki (Käsirullasushit, Hand roll sushi) *1 kpl

temaki is a sushi hand roll; a single large, cone-shaped piece of seaweed on the outside, with a variety of ingredients — almost always including a type of fish — spilling out of the wide end. It is most commonly eaten with one’s fingers, as it is cumbersome to pick up with chopsticks

Maguro

Tonnikala

Tuna 6,00€

 

 

Sake

Lohi

Salmon 5.50€

 

 

Unagi

Ankerias

Eel 6,00€

 

 

Avocado

Avokado

4.50€

 

 

 

Uramaki* 8kpl

Hawaii 13.50€

Grillattu lohi,mango,lumirapu,unagi kastiketta, chili majoneesi

Grilled salmon,mango,snow crab meat,eel sauce,chilimayonaise

 

Helsinki roll 12.80€

Höyrytetty lohi, Kurkku, avokado with mayoneesi

 

 

 

Spicy Tuna 12.8€

Tonnikala,avokado,seesami, chilimajoneesi Tuna, avocado, sesame, chilimayonaise

 

 

 

Spicy Sake 12.60€

Lohi, avocado, seesami, Chilimajoneesi Salmon, avocado, sesame, chilimayonaise

 

 

 

Alaska 13,00€

Lohi,juusto, avocado, lentokalan mäti Salmon, cheese, avocado, tobiko

 

 

 

California 11,00€

Lumirapu, surimi, avokado, seesami, lentokalan mäti

Snow crab, surimi, avocado, sesame, tobiko

 

 

Rainbow roll 12,80€

Avocado, Tuna, Salmon, White Fish and Kong Prawn.

 

 

 

Hosomaki *8kpl

Oshinkomaki Retiisi

pickled radish 5,00€

 

 

 

Tekkamaki

Tonnikala 6.50€

 

 

 

Unagi

Ankerias 6.50€

 

 

 

Avocadomaki

Avokado 6,00€

 

 

 

Surimimaki surimi

Crab sticks 6,00€

 

 

 

Sakemaki

Lohi 6,00€

 

 

 

Kappamaki

Kurkku 5.50€

 

 

 

Futomaki *10kpl

 

Sake futomaki 13.50€

Lohi, Kurkku, kananmuna,marinoitu retikka Salmon, cucumber, egg, marinated radish

 

 

 

Tuna futomaki 13.50€

Tonnikala, Kurkku, kananmuna, marinoitu retikka Tuna, cucumber, egg, marinated radish

 

 

 

YASAI futomaki 10,00€

Avocado, Kurkku,Salaatti, Avocado, cucumber, Salaatti