SUSHI DICTIONARY FOR SUSHI PHRASES, SUSHI WORDS
Sushi and Sashimi difference
Despite the fact that the term "sushi" now refers to all its forms, originally the term meant only sticky, acetic rice.
Uninformed people relate to sushi everything related to raw fish, however, there are many vegetarian and vegan versions of sushi. Despite the fact that sushi fish is mainly served raw, octopus, eels and other types of seafood are sometimes boiled or fried because of their texture.
Pieces of seafood (usually raw) thinly sliced and served without rice are sashimi.
Maki - The word maki actually means "roll" in Japanese. Maki includes all types of sushi created with makisa and bamboo leaf.
Nigiri - a strip of vinegar sushi rice with a piece of fish on top. Sometimes served with octopus or eel on top of rice. Nori can sometimes be used to retain the shape of nigiri.
Hosomaki - small maki rolls with filling inside. They contain fewer ingredients and have only nori seaweed. They contain fewer ingredients and are wrapped only in a leaf of seaweed.
Futomaki - The largest maki rolls, cut thinner because of their size. Contain many ingredients as a filling.
Temaki - Cone-shaped roll about four inches long, made from Nori seaweed and filled with rice and fish.
Uramaki - Not very traditional and not very Japanese inside-out rolls with Nori seaweed around and the ingredients in the middle, wrapped in rice outside.
Nori - Dried, dark green seaweed, used as sushi wrapper sheets.
Toro - the thickest part of the fish, most often tuna; It is usually the most expensive and most wanted ingredient.
Sake - Salmon. Yes, this is the same word for drink sake, but pronounced a little differently, "sha-ke".
Unagi - freshwater eel. Unagi is usually grilled and seasoned with sweet sauce, it is not eaten raw.
Taco – Octopus
Ika - Kalmar
Ebi - Shrimp
Cani - Crab
Maguro - Tuna
Hotate - Scallop
Tamago - is a sweet egg; Tamagoyaki is used to prepare a sweet square omelette.
Now that you know a little more about sushi, feel free to go and try it for the first time in Ako Sushi - in the best sushi restaurant in Armenia. And if you are an avid sushi man, then new knowledge will allow you to become a real sushi guru!
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