Probably Japan’s best-known gastronomic export, sushi is broadly speaking the combined use of vinegar-flavoured rice and a selection of raw and cooked fish and vegetables.
Varieties include maki sushi – little rolls of rice and filling wrapped in seaweed (nori) – and nigiri sushi which are clumps of rice typically topped with a thin slice of fish.
Don’t confuse with sashimi, which is confined to fish and a few garnishes.
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