Gunkan- is a type of nigiri, an oval, with a strip of nori wrapped around it, and fill with ingredients.
Chirashi- is a bowl of sushi rice topped with a variety of raw or cooked fish, and vegetables/garnishes.
Nigiri- is a thin slice of fish or shellfish on top of the vinegar sushi rice.
Uramaki- is the rice in on the outside and the nori is in the inside. It is also call Inside-out roll.
Temaki- is a hand rol and resembles a cone shape. Hand roll can be made of multiple ingredients.
Hosomaki- is a small cylindrical piece, with nori on the outside, generally contains only one filling.
Types of Sushi
What is sushi?
Sushi in the United States
Sushi is not just raw fish, Raw fish is called sashimi in Japan and does not encompass the entirety of sushi. Sushi is a Japanese cuisine consisting of seasoned rice combined with other ingredients such as seafoods, vegetables, and sometimes fruits. Ingredients and forms of sushi vary wildly, but the main ingredients is rice. It could be made with either brown or white rice and is often served with pickled ginger, wasabi, and soy sauce.
Sushi first started in the U.S between 1966-70, at first Americans had a difficult time warming up to the idea of sushi. However, after the creation of the California roll during this time; the rest is history. American sushi trends to be larger and rice a little sweeter. Emphases were put on quantity and less on quality and so sushi in the U.S were bigger in portion, and colorful. However, change is not always bad American style sushi is now a trendy thing in Japan.
Sushi started as early as the 4th century A.D in Southeast Asia, as a means to preserve fish and meats. Sushi as we know it now began around the 8th century in Japan during the Edo period. During this time in history Hanaya Yohei created his (squeezed) sushi "nigiri" for travelers to grab and go at his stand. Soon after sushi became an art form, and was no longer "fast food."
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Specialty roll- is the rice in on the outside and the nori is in the inside. It is also call Inside-out roll.
Naruto roll- is a cucumber wrap roll with multiple ingredients. This roll is without sushi rice. Zero carb, and low calories.
Futomaki- is the same style as Hosomaki however is the big fat roll with multiple ingredients.