There are five main types of sushi that you will find on the menu.
Sushi is one of the most popular Japanese dishes that you should definitely try. The best thing about sushi is that there are a wide variety of options available so you never get bored of the same taste over and over again. Check out some of the main types of sushi rolls.
Nigiri sushi is the most traditional form of sushi you will see. This species is considered one of the most popular. Nigiri means “compression”. It is one of the few species that does not have a burrow, that is, seaweed that serves as a wrapper. This type of sushi consists of one topping (of your choice) placed on a palm-squeezed piece of sushi rice. Mostly oblong.
Sometimes the sushi chef may also add tamago (fish roe) or other types of vegetables. The fish in Nigiri is almost always raw. Examples are raw tuna, salmon, albacore and yellowtail. Other seafood such as shrimp and eel are usually oiled, boiled or grilled.
Some sushi chefs add a small amount of wasabi between fish and rice as a garnish. But this type of sushi is more often served with soy sauce for dipping.
Sashimi is thinly sliced raw seafood, usually fish, cut into thin pieces and served without rice. Sashimi is most commonly made with tuna, but can also be made with other popular fish such as: sea bream, flounder, salmon, shrimp, squid, mackerel, octopus, yellowtail, scallops, sea urchin.
Maki sushi is a common type of sushi around the world. This type of sushi can be made up of various ingredients such as fish, seafood, vegetables, eggs, and sushi rice. All of these ingredients are rolled together into nori. The sushi rolls are then cut into pieces before serving. They are usually eaten with soy sauce, although other sauces can be added to taste. By the way, you can easily cook this type of sushi yourself at home.
Uramaki is one of the classic sushi rolls in traditional Japanese cuisine, as well as one of the five traditional sushi rolls. The term literally translates as a roll “inside out”, from which he got his name. Therefore, many people call uramaki “inside-out rolls”. It differs from other maki in that the rice is on the outside and the nori is on the inside around the filling. The filling can be fish, meat and vegetables of your choice. Topped with roasted sesame seeds or caviar. It is important to use plastic wrap when making uramaki to keep the rice from sticking to the sushi mat.
Gunkan sushi means oval, and is translated from Japanese as a ship, and indeed, at first glance it looks like the silhouette of a black ship. Gunkan consists of nori seaweed leaves wrapped around a ball of rice, leaving room for dressing at the very top. Gunkan sushi has a variety of toppings. It mostly depends on personal preference and taste. The most common ingredients in this type of sushi are salmon roe, flying fish roe and sea urchin roe.