What is Sashimi?

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Sashimi, also known as “otsukuri,” is a dish of raw fresh seafood, sliced into bite-sized pieces. It is often eaten with soy sauce and wasabi as seasonings.


It is served after being sliced with a very thin knife specially designated for cutting sashimi. Sashimi is often garnished with thinly sliced daikon radish and shiso leaves. Thanks to modern distribution and refrigeration developments, fresh sashimi can be eaten all across Japan.