What is sushi?
What is sashimi?
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Maki means “roll” in Japanese. Maki are rice and seaweed rolls with fish and/or vegetables.
Little fingers of rice topped with wasabi and a filet of raw or cooked fish or shellfish. Generally the most common form of sushi you will see outside of Japan.
Hand rolled cones of sushi rice, fish and vegetables wrapped in seaweed. Very similar to maki.
Translates as “scattered sushi”: a bowl or box of sushi rice topped with a variety of sashimi.
The Sushi FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) website is devoted to answering all your questions about sushi (and sashimi), its history, and the related Japanese dining experience. We will answer the simple questions such as “What is sushi?,” “What is sashimi?,” “Why would I eat raw fish?,” and “How do I use chopsticks?” as well as enlighten diners as to the history, etiquette, terminology, and artistry that surround this simple and artful food. Are you wondering how to make sushi at home? We can help. Are you wondering about the omega-3 fatty acids in sushi? We’ll explain.
Find the answers here, from basic to advanced. We have broken up our resources into a number of sections to better help you find what you need, and we are always open to comments or suggestions. If you have a sushi, sashimi or other food or nutrition question, please ask and we would be happy to answer your question and add the information to our website. Pour yourself a glass of sake, sit down and read on. We hope you find all that you are looking for here and that you remember us when you next enjoy sushi.