Lightly marinate sardines in a special sauce, rich sweetness of this dish is just delicious
Nishikawa Oshi Zushi
Sardines are called Hishiko and had been loved by the people from the time of the Edo period (1603-1868). This dish was created by the locals because sardines were not so popular. Because despite the small size, sardines have so many small bones and it takes time to clean. Local people developed this dish so it is easier to eat. Cleaned and de-boned sardines are marinated for a short time in special sauce with soy sauce and sweet vinegar. This Oshizushi (sushi rice and other ingredient pressed in box) uses Nagasa rice because it is a tasty rice even when it is cold. The best way of enjoying this sushi is to eat it with small amount of Wasabi and not dipping in soy sauce.