Sushi refers to seasoned rice topped with raw seafood. It is sticky rice that is sweet with vinegar of and is creased with seaweed and carefully rolled in a cylindrical roll neatly. Sushi is often served with gari, wasabi and soy sauce. Sushi is often confused to be sashimi which is raw fish with rice.
As Japan is a seafood paradise, the authentic sushi is non-vegetarian. But thanks to the thinning culture gap, many restaurants have come up with delectable vegetarian options as well.
Here are five Sushi kinds to know about :
1. Nigiri SushiIt’s the most famous kind of sushi. It is made by pressing Vinegared rice with hands, smeared with Wasabi sauce and embraced with a single topping of seafood. Some chefs even garnish it with cooked vegetables, cooked fish and meat.
2. Maki SushiThese are called the slice sushi rolls and are the most famous types of sushi outside of Japan. It consists of seasoned Rice with a filling found in a roll of Nori soy paper, a thin Egg omelet or even Shiso leaf. Maki can be served in five different ways – Futomaki, Chu Maki, Hosomaki, Uramaki, and Temaki.
3. Chirashi SushiChirac literally means ‘scattered’. People also call it as sushi in a bowl. In Japan, the toppings vary by region, but in India, you’ll find a mix of raw and cooked seafood topped with seafood and rice.
4. Inari SushiInari is rice inside a season often sweet pouch of deep fried Tofu. It was named after the Shinto god of fertility, rice, agriculture and foxes.
5. Oshizushi SushiOshizushi is made out of a wooden mold. The rice and toppings are put in the mold and cut into squares and rectangles before serving. It is also called the pressed sushi.