Sushi originated in Japan but these days it is a global cuisine. Many people equate sushi with raw fish but those who know...well know.
But equating sushi with raw fish makes sense because raw fish, and raw shellfish, are the best ingredients to pair with sushi. These fresh, delicate ocean flavors can stand alone as sashimi but the subtle salt-sweet flavors in sushi transforms sashimi into culinary heaven.
No other ingredients come close. So ditch those monstrous Westernized concoctions of sushi with gooey sauces, tempura, cream cheese, and fried anything next time you eat sushi.
Push your palette past your comfort zone and savor sushi the way they did in mid-19th century Edo, now Tokyo, where food vendors brought sushi and topped it with slices from the catch of the day.