Types of Sushi

If you're unfamiliar with a typical sushi menu, it can seem pretty overwhelming. We'll break it down for you here.

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Nigiri

A topping, usually fish, served on top of sushi rice.

Not all nigiri is raw, though this dish is best for people who want to appreciate the flavor of the fish.

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Uramaki

Similar to the Maki, but rice is on the outside and seaweed wraps around the filling.

These rolls often have lots of toppings and sauces — they may either be cooked or raw.

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Sashimi

Fish served alone without rice. 

This is best for people who really love to taste the fish or shellfish since it comes with nothing else

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Temaki

Sushi that has been hand-rolled into a cone shape.

The cones are not as easy to share as the rolls (though very delicious!)

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Maki

Rice and filling wrapped in seaweed. 

 This is what most people think of when they think of sushi rolls.

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Chirashi

Like a sushi salad, the ingredients are scattered or topped on sushi rice with no rolling or shaping involved