Featured in Vallarta Lifestyles Magazine, Fall/Winter 2009 issue.

Curiously enough, it is believed that sushi began as a fish-preservation method, rice fermentation preventing it from spoiling. As far back as the 4th century BC in Southeast Asia, gutted fish was kept in rice for months at a time. When it was ready for consumption, the rice was discarded. Sushi became a cuisine around the 8th century AD, thanks to the Japanese, who preferred to eat the rice along with the fish.

Considered one of the healthiest meals around, sushi can be found in most metropolitan cities throughout the world, and Puerto Vallarta is no exception. From stylish venues overlooking the bay to simple eateries, there is no shortage of options throughout the city, should you feel in the mood to improve your chopstick skills.

Kabuki Sushi Bar • Emiliano Zapata • (322) 222-1069

Kensao • Hotel Zone • (322) 209-1975

Umami • El Centro • (322) 178-4290

Tsunami • Hotel Zone • (322) 224-0105