Sweet and Sour Sauce originated in China, from the Hunan Province. Sweet and Sour Sauce typically has some type of vinegar and sugar in it, and is used as a flavor enhancer for fish, poultry, rice, noodle, and vegetable dishes. There are many different variations of this sauce, this is mine.
I can recall when sushi started becoming popular; it was around 15 years ago. People couldn’t get enough of the stuff. It’s unique texture, preparation, and taste intrigued foodies all over the world. I was sure that this “new food” was just a fad- I mean, its labor-intensive preparation, and expensive ingredients (bluefin and yellowfin tuna) would surely make it cost-prohibitive, and stifle its loyal following.