10 popular Japanese Sushi items

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10 popular Japanese Sushi

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Japanese sushi plate in Tokyo

 

In the world Sushi(寿司) is one of the most popular Japanese cuisines called Washoku(和食) .

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This is Washoku (和食) !!
UNESCO (The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) decided to register “Washoku” (traditional Japanese cuisine) as an Intangible Cultural Heritage on December 4, 2013.

We Japanese people don’t eat sushi so much in Japan than you expected. I only go to sushi bar three or four times every year. And we don’t cook sushi in house because it is hard to cook or prepare sushi-rice. So, actually we buy the packed sushi in supermarket for family dishes.

This is the popular sushi items when we Japanese people go to sushi bar. If you visit Japan you should say the items to the staff at sushi bar. Let’s see top sushi items in Japan! But Sushi is takai take … w (expensive)

Sugoi! 10 sushi items

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サーモン
saamon
 salmon
ハマチ
hamachi
 yellowtail
マグロ(赤身)
maguro(akami)
tuna
マグロ(中トロ)
maguro(chuutoro)
 medium fatty tuna
エビ
ebi
shrimp
イクラ
ikura
 salmon roe
 イカ
ika
squid
ホタテ
hotate
 scallop
ウニ
uni
 sea urchin
アジ
aji
 horse mackerel

 

A variety of sushi

I hope nobody doubt that the origin of sushi is Japan but now sushi is popular in the world like pizza.
Let’s see a variety of sushi!

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Nigirizushi (握り寿し)

I imagine Nigirizushi from keyword “sushi” first. Then I imagine Maki-zushi.

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Makizushi (巻き寿司)

Makizushi is also popular in Japan. Tekkamaki (鉄火巻) (tuna-roll) is the representative of Maki-zushi.

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Inarizushi (いなり寿司)

Do you know Inarizushi? This is sweet sushi and mother cook it at home. Here is the recipe.

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Chirashi zushi (ちらし寿司)

Chirashizushi is a rice ball and raw fish is on the rice.

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California Roll

Sushi came back from USA! Old Japanese may not call it sushi. pros and cons..

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Funamori (舟盛り)

Sushi items on the ship! Funa (舟) means ship in Japanese.

How to cook Nigirizushi

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