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Fine sushi in Japan/
How to make sushi

Sushi is one of the most well-known symbolic food in Japanese cuisine. WOW! JAPAN informs you about various 'sushi' from conveyor belt sushi(Kaiten sushi) to a luxurious fine dining experience with sushi. When you come to Japan, you can enjoy not only just eating sushi, but also learn how to make sushi which will make your trip even more valuable.

Types of main sushi

Handful sushi(Nigiri)

The handful sushi is a sushi seed placed on a small lump of rice vinegared, gripped with both hands to make it mixed. There is wasabi between rice and fish. Using hands or chopsticks, if necessary, add soy sauce and eat. History of sushi is not that long, which was invented in Edo in the Edo period. Japanese counts one piece of sushi as " 1 kan", and often applies letters of "貫". In English, you can use the term "Nigiri" when you order sushi.

Rolled sushi

Rolled sushi is sushi rolled with ingredients and vinegared rice with long seaweed. Also called "makimono" or "seaweed roll". It spreads seaweed on the winding straw, rolled with rice dish and appliance. Depending on the difference in thickness, there are different names from "Hosomaki(thin sushi)" "Chumaki(middle thickness)" and "Futomaki(thickest)" respectively. In Edo, people loved to eat the thin maki(kan-pyo maki), which was later called seaweed roll. Also called "warships maki", rolled seaweed on the side of vinegared rice, some on top of which are crumbled materials such as salmon roe and sea urchin. Even outside Japan - Various kinds of rolled sushi have been created. Even in English, you can communicate the term with "Maki".

Overseas California · Roll Sushi is very popular!

California Roll is a hand-rolled or backwound (rolling it from the outside in order of vinegared rice, seaweed, ingredients) such as crab flavor kamaboko (or boiled crab's legs), avocado, mayonnaise, white sesame etc. Authentic crabs are rarely used for California rolls in California, and mayonnaise is also very rarely used. In America, there are many cases where cucumbers are rolled with avocado. Sesame is often decorated outside, and sometimes it is used a fish roe instead of sesame. Also, sometimes you do not use laver. By the way, in the "Tokyo Kaikan" which is said to be the birthplace of Roll sushi, made a roll sushi with the crab legs, avocados, cucumbers and white sesame seeds with laver outside.

Hand-rolled sushi

hand-rolled sushi of sushi shop
Sushi wrapping rice and ingredients with seaweed by hand without using corkscrews is called "hand-rolled sushi", and "Tsukiji Tamashiji" began in 1976, the shop calls "original winning Suehiro hand winding".

Home-made hand-rolled sushi
Hand-rolled sushi which is also served as one of Japanese home party dishes is to prepare sushi rice and ingredients and laver separately and put on sushi rice on it individually and have your own favorite Place ingredients on sushi rice and wind it with your hands to eat. Various ingredients such as vegetables, cooked meat, tempura and fry may be used as ingredients in addition to raw fish.

Chirashi sushi

Various kinds of fishes are mixed in with vinegared rice and decorated with scrambled eggs. Also at Edo-front Sushi, sushi's fishes are squeezed on top of white rice vinegar.

In addition to the above, there are various kinds of sushi such as Inari sushi, pushed sushi, brown sushi, handmade sushi, creative sushi, and so on.

Experience Japanese Culture [Sushi]

Learn How to Roll Your Own Sushi in Tokyo

Shop Tsukiji like a Pro and Cook Up Delicious Seafood

  • Private tour of Tsukiji Market
  • Learn how to choose the best ingredients for sushi and other dishes
  • Make a complete Japanese meal, including homemade dashi stock!

Visiting A House Full Of Fun and Good Food

  • Visit an olden-style Japanese house.
  • Learn how to make sushi rolls.
  • Conveniently located near the Kansai International Airport.

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