Sashimi: A Popular Japanese Delicacy That Is Worth Trying
- Ritisha Garg
Updated : January 20, 2022 05:01 IST
Delhi is the best place to savour a bite of sashimi in India. Are you a Japanese food lover? Try it out the next time you are in the capital.
When we look at most cuisines in the world, Japanese cuisine is one that has established an enormous fanbase in India over the past few years. Almost a decade ago, there were hardly any Japanese restaurants in India. Today, there are so many eateries and restaurants that have opened up and spread across our country. These Japanese eateries serve us with some of the most famous and well-known authentic dishes from Japan. So, if you have a weak point for Japanese food, meet this well-known Japanese dish, Sashimi.
Sashimi is a delicious Japanese delicacy made of fresh raw fish or meat sliced into thin pieces and served with a sauce. The name of the dish ‘Sashimi’ means a pierced body. This word is assumed to have been derived from the culinary practise of sticking the fish's tail and fin to the slices. Thus, sashimi holds as much privilege in Japanese cuisine as sushi. However, most people outside of Japan confuse sashimi with sushi and consider it a dish similar to sushi. The critical difference between these dishes is that although raw fish is one traditional sushi ingredient, most sushi dishes are cooked seafood. While on the other hand, sashimi is typically and authentically prepared using raw fish or meat only.
This famous Japanese delicacy is considered one of the most delicate dishes informal Japanese dining and is well-known for its intense flavours and indulgent taste. Sashimi is prepared and sold in tons of varieties that appease everyone’s taste buds. The authentic way of making it includes slicing the fish into different thicknesses, which is done to highlight the delicate flavours and texture. It is sometimes topped off with fruits and vegetables. Click here to get the full recipe of sashimi if you wish to make it at home. Don’t forget to enjoy eating it with a bowl of wasabi and dipping it in soy sauce for a wholesome experience.