Your Sushi 101 Guide
Chirashizushi (Chirashi Sushi)

Chirashizushi (Chirashi Sushi)

Believe it or not, sushi isn’t just limited to rolls and nigiris.  Remember the Temaki: Those amazingly easy to make sushi cones? There’s actually one more type of sushi that requires even less effort, but is every bit as delicious.   Chirashizushi (ちらし寿司) Also called Chirashi Sushi and literally translating to “scattered sushi”, the chirashizushi Read the full article…

Temaki

Temaki

  Temaki (手巻), literally translating to “hand roll”, is a large nori shaped like a wide ice cream cone, filled with sushi rice and meat and/or vegetable toppings. Because of the sheer size of this sushi, this is always eaten using your hands.  What’s great about the Temaki is the fact that it’s so easy Read the full article…

Gunkan Maki

Gunkan Maki

    The Gunkan Maki or Gunkanmaki (軍艦巻) literally translates to “warship roll”.  That’s shaped like a tiny, edible boat.  It’s a special type of Nigiri Sushi, which tells us that it’s hand made.  It’s the perfect maki to make if you prefer oodles of the softer toppings, like Tobiko, on your sushi.  For this Read the full article…

Uramaki (inside-out roll)

Uramaki (inside-out roll)

  Now that you have some knowledge on makizushi and classic rolls (see Classic Sushi roll under Sushi101 in the menu tab), it’s time to go to intermediate class and learn how to make an Uramaki or inside-out roll.  This roll is medium-sized and, like the hosomaki and futomaki, is typically cylindrical in shape.  “Ura” Read the full article…

Classic Sushi Roll

Classic Sushi Roll

  Let’s face it, you’re here because you absolutely love sushi and you really want to learn how to make it at home.  Maybe you’re beginning to see how much going to a sushi bar 3 or 4 times a week is costing you.  Maybe you want to introduce healthier food to your diet or Read the full article…

Nigiri Sushi

Nigiri Sushi

  Nigiri Sushi or Nigirizushi, (握り寿司) literally translating to “hand-pressed sushi’)  is a traditional Japanese sushi traditionally made with raw fish draped over vinegared sushi rice.    If you want to deviate from the typical fish meat, you can explore other raw seafood including (but not limited to) shrimp, eel, and octopus. For a vegetarian Read the full article…