If you love Japanese food, then sushi would be your go-to option over something like pizza or coffee. Whether you like it flash-fried, sashimi-style, raw, or chopped up in a sushi bowl with a glass of sake, cocktail, or wine, the cold, firm fish combined with rice, sauce, and other ingredients will be no less than heaven on your taste buds. The history of sushi started as a mealtime staple in the paddy fields of Southeast Asia. It gradually spread to Japan in the 8th century and today, sushi has jumped onto mainstream menus across the world. It isn’t only healthy, but easy to make as well. Primarily made with fish and rice, sushi has a long history of being consumed differently by various people across the globe. Wondering how this delectable dish get its start and how it became so famous? Grab yourself a sashimi platter and read on to unearth the answer to all your questions.