Atsumeshi (The freshest fishes on steamed rice)
Fisherman's special menu
When the fishermen at sea stopped for lunch, they filleted
the freshest of the fish on board the ships and ate it over steaming hot rice. This "fisherman's special menu" became known as "atsumeishi" or fresh sashimi on steamed rice. The sashimi is dipped in a specially prepared sauce and makes an irresistible temptation when it meets the rice. When piping hot green tea or "dashi" soup stock is poured over the top, the sashimi becomes firmer, creating another mouthwatering delight.