102 THINGS TO DO IN MYRTLE BEACH

88. Sushi Restaurants

Sushi, an ancient Japanese style of preparing seafood, usually with rice and paper-thin seaweed, wasn’t all that widely available until sushi bars cropped up across the U.S. in the 1990s.

It’s easy for most of us to remember our first, tentative taste of the beautiful but curious artistic seafood creations hand-crafted by Asian masters right before our eyes. It was all quite exotic. And it still is, but now it’s much easier to find. For most, one taste is all it takes.

With soy sauce, pickled ginger and sinus-clearing wasabi sauce added to taste, sushi creates an explosion of flavors.

For the beginner, sushi can be intimidating, with all that raw fish and seaweed, but once you get over any squeamishness, you’ll be hooked. It’s also important to note that many sushi dishes use cooked seafood, or are vegetarian. Anyone would love the tempura-battered fried sushi, as well as all the other cooked or steamed variations, all readily available at these Myrtle Beach sushi spots.