While there is no shortage of seafood in Kochi, the local specialty kokera sushi adds a new style to a classic. This vibrant and colorful type of multi-layered oshizushi (pressed sushi) features rice and is mixed with flaked grilled fish and yuzu citrus vinegar, and topped with shiitake mushrooms and carrots. Locals eat kokera sushi during celebrations and festivals because they say that the layers are like “piles of happiness” stacked on top of one another. For kokera sushi served with a smile, head to No-ne Kitchen on a Saturday morning between 7.30am and midday. This covered market stall is run by a friendly group of housewives that cook up the sushi from scratch using tools that have been used for kokera sushi making since its invention.
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