Sashimi's origin traces back to China around 500 BCE. The word is a combination of Chinese words Sashi and Mi, which means pierced and body, respectively. It may have started in China, but no nation was more influential to the delicacy than Japan. From its arrival during the Heian Period, to its advancements in the Muromachi Period, sashimis have come a long way. The variations for such have reached indeterminable numbers. You yourself might even have your own special recipe!
If you are not into raw meat, you're missing a lot. Here are popular types of sashimi and some of their health benefits:
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