Sushi Fun Facts!
- The highest price ever paid for a sushi grade Bluefin Tuna was $173,600 for a 444 pound fish ($391/lb) on January 5th, 2001 at the Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo.
- The word “sushi” doesn’t refer to fish at all—it refers to rice that has been seasoned with vinegar, sugar, and salt.
- The knives used by sushi chefs are the direct descendants of samurai swords, and the blades must be sharpened and reshaped every day.
Sushi Night 2011
Our annual Sushi Night for the 2011 school year was a blast! We had nearly 100 people there! ASA Members and Willamette University students got a chance to play an epic game of Rock-Paper-Scissors and answer questions like, "What is your favorite pokemon?" and "What kind of ASA events do you want?". Those who attended got to make makizushi, or "rolled sushi" with various ingredients like spam, teriyaki chicken, sweet egg, and imitation crab. Check out the pictures on our gallery page!