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Introduction to Sushi




Photo (c) Setsuko Yoshizuka
Since Japan is surrounded by ocean, seafood has always been widely consumed as well as rice. Originally, raw fish was fermented in salt to preserve it and eaten with seasoned rice. In Japanese cuisine, sushi indicates dishes that use sushi rice, which is seasoned with a sweet vinegar mixture. Although you can make sushi without using any fish/rawfish, many kinds of seafood are used in sushi dishes.

Kinds of Sushi

  • Nigiri-zushi - oval-shaped sushi with various toppings.
    Video: How to Make Nigirizushi

  • Gunkan-maki - oval-shaped sushi wrapped with a strip of nori seaweed and topped with various ingredients.

  • Maki-zushi - sushi rice and ingredients are rolled in a sheet of nori seaweed.
    Video: How to Make a California Roll

  • Temaki-zushi - temaki means rolling small sushi by hands, choosing various ingredients. It's a fun menu for a home party.
    How to Prepare and How to Make Temaki-zushi

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