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Japanese sushi, a delicacy to be enjoyed in all its forms

Sushi is a traditional Japanese dish consisting of vinous rice pressed and seasoned with rice vinegar, sugar and salt, served with various ingredients such as raw fish, vegetables, eggs, etc. The history of sushi dates back to at least the 7th century in East Asia, where vinous rice was used to preserve fish and vegetables. Over time, people started eating the rice and the ingredients together, creating a new type of food.

When we talk about Japanese sushi, we generally refer to different types, the best known of which are:

Nigiri: These are hand-pressed rice rolls covered with a slice of raw fish or another ingredient.

Maki: These are rolls of rice and ingredients wrapped in a sheet of seaweed, cut into sections to form “sticks”.

Uramaki: These are inverted sushi rolls, with the rice on the outside and the ingredients on the inside, covered with sesame seeds or other toppings.

Temaki: These are conical rolls of sushi, usually prepared by hand and served as small “cones”.

Sashimi: These are slices of raw fish served on their own, without rice.

Chirashi: These are bowls of vinous rice covered with various ingredients, arranged decoratively on top.

Gunkan: These are hand-pressed rice rolls covered with ingredients such as ikura (salmon roe) or mint, held in place by a border of nori.


Going beyond the borders of Japan, the recipes have diversified with, for example, the invention of an inverted maki: the California Roll, containing avocado, cucumber and fresh cheese, all surrounded by a nori sheet and rice sprinkled with sesame seeds.

Today appreciated and revisited all over the world, sushi has not finished making us salivate!

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