Types of Sushi

The following is a list of five popular sushi types:




Slices of fish or other foods on pads of rice (nigiri means hand-formed).


A thick roll containing multiple ingredients. Common ingredients include egg, kanpyo, cucumber and mushrooms.

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Oshi Sushi (Pressed Sushi)


Oshi Sushi is pressed sushi.  It is one of the oldest forms of sushi and comes from the ancient method of preserving fish by tightly packing the fish with fermented rice.  The more popular method is using sushi rice and adding layers of ingredients, such as salmon, tuna, saba, avocado, cucumber; let your creativity flair.

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Chirashi-sushi, fish and other items served on top of a bowl of vinegared sushi rice (chirashi means to scatter).



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Rolled sushi (including hand rolls, temaki—maki means roll)

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