A sushi bar in Tokyo. Chinese were eating raw fish thousands of years ago. Picture: Alamy
Wee Kek Koon
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Sushi in Japan? Raw beef in Korea? They got it from China, where Confucius dined on raw venison, boar and fish

You’ll find them in the Analects of Confucius – descriptions of how to prepare and serve all kinds of raw meat and fish; ancient Koreans likely got their taste for things raw from China, before practice fell out of fashion 2,000 years ago

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A sushi bar in Tokyo. Chinese were eating raw fish thousands of years ago. Picture: Alamy
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