^ Haha! No Japanese guy can resist Sushi!
Most people around the world like Sushi, yet if they saw the original dish that evolved into modern sushi, they might not like Sushi so much. This dish, called Funazushi, consists of fermented raw fish and rice that's aged for years. It has a distinct 'cheese' like flavor and most Japanese are squeamish about eating it.
Here is carp being prepared for fermentation.
Here is funazushi ready to eat.
Funazushi is a rare type of nare-zushi still prepared near [Llake Biwa]], Shiga Prefecture. Eighteen generations of the Kitamura family have been preparing the dish at Kitashina since 1619.
Fresh funa (crucian carp from the lake) are scaled and gutted through their gills keeping the body (and often the roe) of the fish intact. The fish are then packed with salt and aged for a year before being repacked annually in rice for up to four years. The resulting fermented dish may be served sliced thin or used as an ingredient in other dishes.
So, if you are ever in Japan again and near Lake Biwa.....