International Sushi Day: Decoding The Sushi
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With variety of cuisine ruling the market, one is left with ample choices as to what they want to eat. One such cuisine is Japanese, a rather simple yet delicate cuisine this century old gastronomical delight sees a lot of regional and seasonal dishes. From Rice to Sushi to Ramen to Nabe to Tempura the cuisine sees a lot of variety but one that has really been favourite of many off late is the sushi. A wholesome meal at any sushi restaurant surely can be one of the most exciting culinary experiences, but at the same time can be intimating too as the variety of sushi’s that we get to see in the menu might just leave us confused.

In a layman’s language Sushi is a traditional Japanese dish that sees the use of vinegared rice accompanied with variety of ingredients be it vegetables, seafood, and more. There’s a special variety of sushi rice that used in the preparation of this dish. This rather simple straight dish doesn’t really extend too far and mostly sees the use of a fish slice or a prawn with few veggies on a slab of rice that has been rolled up served with condiments like soy sauce, wasabi, and pickled ginger.

Here are few variety of sushi that will help you lift your sushi game next time you are visiting any Japanese restaurant. Here are the different types of Sushi’s decoded. 

Gunkan Maki

One of the most common type of sushi, Gunkan Maki, the boat shaped shushi is wrapped in nori seaweed. The name translates to "battleship," that too from its shape. Topping like tobiko (flying fish roe), uni (sea urchin), ikura (salmon roe) are commonly seen. But one can get as creative as possible with this one. The vinegared rice used in this sushi is hand-formed. 

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