We’ve all felt a bit intimidated once or twice by all the unfamiliar terms typical to Japanese menus. If you aren’t quite sure about the difference between maki and nigiri or are clueless on the best sushi for newbies, things you need to know before ordering are listed in this short guide.
Continue reading to find out what exactly sushi is and its four main types, and get some ideas on what to order if you’re new to Japanese cuisine.
Rolls of rice topped with slivers of raw fish are likely what comes to your mind when someone mentions “sushi.” However, sushi doesn’t have to have fish to be sushi. The Japanese term refers to rolls of seasoned sushi rice, which can have egg, fish, vegetables, and other garnish. This is why for sushi chefs and sushi lovers, it’s all about the rice. A good piece of sushi that melts in your mouth is all thanks to fluffy, short-grain sushi rice.
If it’s your first time to eat raw fish, don’t go right away for traditional sushi, like nigiri. Raw fish takes a while to get used to, so it’s best to start with maki or uramaki. Many restaurants also serve Americanized versions of these rolls that will likely fit your palate.
Here are some sushi perfect for first-timers:
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