Japanese Sushi

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Sushi is the most famous Japanese dish all of the world, and one of the most popular dishes among the Japanese themselves.

In Japan, usually Japanese enjoyed on special occasions, such as a celebration.

During the Edo period, “sushi” referred to pickled fish preserved in vinegar because difficult keep fish fresh without refrigerator .

Nowadays sushi can be defined as a dish containing rice which has been prepared with sushi vinegar.

When Japanese call sushi but there are lots of different types. Some popular ones are:

nigiri Nigiri
Small rice balls with fish, shellfish, etc. on top. There are countless varieties of nigirizushi, some of the most common ones being tuna, shrimp, eel, squid, Salmon and fried egg.
 gunkan Gunkan
Small cups made of sushi rice and dried seaweed filled with seafood, etc. There are countless varieties of gunkanzushi, some of the most common ones being sea urchin and Salmon fish eggs.
norimaki Norimaki
Sushi rice and seafood, etc. rolled in dried seaweed sheets. There are countless varieties of sushi rolls differing in ingredients and thickness. Sushi rolls prepared “inside out” are very popular outside of Japan, but rarely found in Japan.
 temaki Temaki
Temakizushi (literally: hand rolls) are cones made of nori seaweed and filled with sushi rice, seafood and vegetables.

Note: that “sushi” becomes “zushi” in word combinations in which “sushi” is the second word, e.g. nigirizushi,Temakizushi…etc.

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