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Different types of sushi, Sushi Terms explained and what ingredients they contain.


plate of sushi

SUSHI EXPLAINED

If you have ever been to a sushi bar, you’ll
probably remember being confronted
by a huge selection of sushi types.

When you think of “sushi”, nigiri
sushi
is probably the first image that appears in your mind: a hand formed ball of rice
topped with your choice of fish or Japanese
style egg omelette. 

Following that would
probably be a sushi roll, called “maki sushi” in
Japanese. This type of sushi is rolled with a
filling in the centre, usually with nori wrapped
on the outside. A variation of this is “temaki“, a
roll in the shape of
an ice cream cone.

But there are also many other things you can
order from your sushi chef,
such as “Chirashi sushi“. This is a bed of sushi rice
topped with assorted ingredients. 

How about “sashimi“,
where the rice is omitted and only the fish is served? 

And then there’s “oshizushi“,
a box moulded sushi popular in the Kansai region of Japan.

Once you’ve mastered these terms, you’ll have to
decide which toppings
you’d like. Well, that’s a whole other group of terms you’ll need
to learn if you want to sound like an expert. 


Japanese food
recipes
or
if you would like to know how to behave when eating out in a Japanese home
or restaurant then take a look at
dining
etiquette
.

If you need more information
on all aspects of Japanese Food then check out
www.japanesefood101.com.