Edo's fast food for its impatient people.
It is said that a cook HANAYA Yohei invented Edomae Sushi in Tokyo, when it was still called Edo. At that time it was served at a street stall, and was a fast, cheep and popular food. Normally Sushi restaurants in Japan don't have kitchen but only a cooking counter facing customers. This is how they originally started. Along with the development of the modernization like refrigerators, Nigiri Sushi (sushi shaped by hand) was spread throughout Japan. Regular items of Edomae Sushi are: mackerel, spotted shad and others marinated in vinegar, conger eels and shrimps cooked or boiled and fried eggs.