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Different Types of Sushi ! Best Sushi You Should Know in 2019.

Different Types of Sushi !  Best Sushi You Should Know in 2019.

Sushi is a brilliant way to eat raw fish.

In the old days, rice was used to preserve fish.
Until, people started to realize that fish and rice matches pretty well.

Nowadays many types of delicious sushi is introduced in our world.

Today, I would like to introduce “Different Types of Sushi”.

I bet you already know some of the roll sushi and nigiri sushi.
Well, there is much more to explore!

Nigiri-Sushi (Edomae-Sushi)

Nigiri sushi is probably the most well known sushi in the world.
When we call sushi than it means nigirisushi.
One scoop of vinegared rice and wasabi, raw or cooked sliced fish placed on top.

 

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Nigirisushi was introduced in Edo period (1603 – 1868).
This is why nigiri sushi is also known as edomae sushi.

At that time people used to eat sushi by hand at the stall stand.
It was like first food in the old days!

 

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The most “posh” way to eat nigiri sushi is to order sushi which represents the season.
There are certain rules eating nigirisushi (like table manners). If you are curious, check out this article.

Let’s take a look at TOP 5 popular sushi toppings in 2019.
The research is conducted by Japanese company Maruha Nichiro.

Sushi Ranking TOP5 in 2019

TOP5 Shrimp

Raw shrimp

 

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Cooked Shrimp

 

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Shrimp lightly grilled with mayonnaise.

 

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TOP4 Amberjack (Hamachi & Buri) 

Hamachi

 

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Buri

 

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TOP3 Medium-fat Bluefin Tuna bell (Chu-Toro)

Chu-Toro is more mild and creamy tuna.

 

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TOP2 Tuna

 

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TOP1 Salmon 

 

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Gunkan-Maki

In Japanese, “Gukan” means warship and Maki means rapped.

And yes, gunkan maki looks just like “sushi ship”.

 

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Just kidding! No it doesn’t look like that.
Gunkanmaki is a sushi which seaweed is raped around vinegared rice with some sea urchin on the top (It could be anything).

Gunkan maki is to eat some small fish eggs and pasts.
Normally you can order at any sushi restaurant.

 

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Let’s see some of gunkan maki popular in Japan.

 

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Salmon roe

 

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Sea urchin

 

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Crab meat & brains

 

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small white fish called “Shira-Uo”

 

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Nori-Maki(Maki-Sushi)

Nori maki is a roll-sushi.
You might know as California roll.

In Japan it is called either Nori maki or Maki sushi (both works!).

In Japanese, “nori” means seaweed sheet.
Nori maki is a sushi, rice and fish meat wrapped around by nori.

 

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It’s quite easy to make nori maki at home.

 

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Some people is pretty obsessed creating norimaki art.
It’s quite and pretty. Imagine you have pretty norimaki in your lunch box 🙂

 

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Futo-Maki

Futomaki basically is same as norimaki.
But, it is more thicker and have lot’s of ingredients inside.

 

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Japanese likes to eat futomaki in some occasions and celebration.
My mother used to make futomaki and put it in bento at special occasions.

 

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Chirashi-Sushi

In Japanese “Chirashi” means randomly placed.
As it means chirashisushi could be random.
Chirakshisushi is good to eat when you have bunch of people coming around or you have to take some food at your friends party.

 

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Oshi-Sushi

You can probably find oshisushi at bullet train station in Japan.
It is a sushi you can keep for a while in moderate temperature (read instructions if you do so).

“Oshi” means press or push in Japanese.
Oshisushi is a sushi which rice and fish are pressed really hard on a squared container.

 

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They are several types of oshisushi, let’s take a look.

 

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Oshisushi called “Battera”
Battera sushi is oshisushi  originally from Middle part of Japan.
Usually, mackerel  is pressed against rice, however, you can find quite a lot of variety these days.

 

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Oshisushi rapped in mulberry leaf

 

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Crab oshisushi

 

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Inari-Sushi

This sushi looks totally different from the other ones.
Inarisushi is a sushi with vinegared rice staffed in a sweat cooked fried tofu.

 

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The word “Inari” means goddess fox in Japanese shrines.
Because the goddess of fox “inari” is said to like eating fried tofu,
the sushi was named inarisushi in the edo-period.

 

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Inarisushi is quite common to eat at home.
But you may want to try some inarisushi from a restaurant, it’s good :)!

 

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Temaki-Sushi

Temakisushi is a hand-rolled sushi, you make it by yourself.
It’s quite handy and easy to eat so mostly people eat at home or a parties.

 

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You can even find temakisushi at convenient store!

 

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Good thing about temakisushi is you can put favorite fishes and ingredients to make your own special sushi!

 

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Nare-sushi

Naresushi is the origin of sushi that we eat today.
The first sushi like dish.

Remember that people used to used rice only to preserve fish?
Narasushi is pretty much the fish and rice itself.

It looks quite simple but the rice is fermented, so it has a strong taste.
I’ve never tried but according to instagram posts it’s not for every person.

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