Sushi is not everyone favourite and some people believe that it must be called bait while others can’t get enough of it.
Many people say that as a child their family’s menu consisted of two choices: take it or leave it. Luckily as adults we have a choice and exploring your own tastes and preferences is part and parcel of discovering interesting dishes.
For the sushi lovers, here is a shortlist of some sushi variants:
Nigirizushi– The most typical is sticky rice flavoured with vinegar and topped with raw, or fresh, fish (sashimi). The rice is formed by hand in a clump and the fish or grilled egg is placed on top. Sometimes the fish or egg is secured by a strip of seaweed. Complimented by wasabi, also known as Japanese horseradish, most restaurants serve nigirizushi in pairs.
Makizushi – Rice wrapped in seaweed (nori) with vegetables or seafood make this a favourite.
Temakizushi – Literally this translates as sushi for your hand. Vegetables and fish are placed in a pocket of seaweed.
Inarizushi – Easy to eat, this rice flavoured with sweet rice wine is inserted in a pouch made of tofu.
Chirashizushi – This seasoned rice is served in a bowl with mushrooms, carrots, other vegetables, and strips of seaweed.