What is Sushi?

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Sushi is a type of Japanese food comprised of a small hand-molded ball of vinegar-seasoned rice, upon which fresh seafood is placed.


The toppings of sushi are mainly fresh raw seafood, but there are also many creative varieties of sushi using ingredients like meat or tempura! Sushi is usually seasoned and eaten with soy sauce and wasabi.

Hand-Rolled Sushi
[Hand-Rolled Sushi]

Other various ways of preparing sushi exist, such as rolled sushi, where vinegar-seasoned rice and fillings are placed on a large sheet of nori, rolled up, and cut into bite-sized pieces, and chirashizushi, where a variety of seafood is scattered across a bed of vinegar-seasoned rice.