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Sushi



Last update February 23, 2020

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Sushi  すし, 寿司

Vinegar Rice or rice seasoned with vinegar

Fancy the harmony of creamy Sashimi (raw fresh fish) and the sweetish sour flavour of Shari (rice), half-soaked in Shōyu with a zesty hint of Wasabi? If so, then try some Nigiri Zushi, hand-formed nuggets topped with fresh Neta (topping). If you want to go a bit further, there are Kaki no Ha Zushi with a Sashimi topping wrapped with a Kaki (Japanese persimmon) leaf. Or even Saba Zushi topped with a vinegar-marinated raw Saba (mackerel) slice. Even if you don't care for Sashimi, there are many other ways to enjoy Sushi. A Maki Zushi roll wrapped with a Nori (seaweed) sheet and string-cut ingredients inside, and Inari Zushi (Abura Age-enveloped one) are the most popular items. Chirashi Zushi is a festival item mixed with minced ingredients such as carrot, Shītake (a kind of mushroom), Renkon (lotus root), Beni Shōga, and egg threads often prepared for Hina Matsuri (Japanese Doll Festival). And on the day of Setsubun (February 3rd; the start of lunar calendarial spring), don't miss your Ehō Maki (Lucky Sushi Roll)!

sushi
A Nigiri Zushi set topped with various Sashimi ingredients.
inarizushi
Inari Zushi wrapped with Abura Age.
kakinohazushi
Kaki no Ha Zushi with a salmon slice topping.
sabazushi
Saba Zushi topped with a raw mackerel slice marinated in vinegar.
kaisendon
Kiasen Chirashi Zushi with various fresh marine ingredients.
anago_zushi
Anago Zushi with salt-water eel slices seasoned with special Tare (sauce).
sukeroku
A set called Sukeroku Zushi with Inari Zushi and Maki Zushi.
negitoro
Domburi of Sushi with mashed tuna Sushi and Negi (Welsh onion).
chirashizushi
Chirashi Zushi with various fine ingredients sprinkled.
ehomaki
Ehomaki or a long Maki Zushi people eat on the Setsubun day, facing the lucky direction of the year.
sushi
A Nigiri Zushi set topped with various Sashimi ingredients.

inarizushi
Inari Zushi wrapped with Abura Age.

kakinohazushi
Kaki no Ha Zushi with a salmon slice topping.
sabazushi
Saba Zushi topped with a raw mackerel slice marinated in vinegar.

kaisendon
Kiasen Chirashi Zushi with various fresh marine ingredients.

anago_zushi
Anago Zushi with salt-water eel slices seasoned with special Tare (sauce).

sukeroku
A set called Sukeroku Zushi with Inari Zushi and Maki Zushi.

negitoro
Domburi of Sushi with mashed tuna Sushi and Negi (Welsh onion).

chirashizushi
Chirashi Zushi with various fine ingredients sprinkled.

ehomaki
Ehomaki or a long Maki Zushi people eat on the Setsubun day, facing the lucky direction of the year.

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