OF JAPANESE DELICACIES; TYPES OF SUSHI EVERYONE SHOULD TRY

Sushi is one of the main delicacies in Japan. Most Japanese restaurants will offer the westernized version of the sushi roll. There are different varieties being prepared all over the world and it becomes extremely difficult to identify a specific preferred flavor.

Below is a list of different types of sushi you should try the next time you visit a sushi restaurant.

Maki

Maki is one of the most common types of sushi rolls that people prefer. It is simple to make and very delicious. It is prepared using raw seafood, some vegetables wrapped in crispy seaweed. One can opt to feature some fruits and meat. It all depends on personal preference.

SushiFork of Tulsa is one of the few places that will serve mouth-watering maki rolls. They offer all-time favorite Japanese ingredients like spiced-up tuna or salmon served alongside cucumber or sundried tomatoes.

Temaki

Intrigue your young ones and family members with sushi that looks like ice cream. It is made with rice, sliced meats and vegetables rolled together to get a delicious treat. It makes for an excellent dinner option.

Temaki is quickly gaining popularity among many sushi lovers. Its unique appearance and great taste makes it perfect for family gatherings.

Uramaki

Also known as the ‘inside-out’ rolls, these are sushi rolls that are very different from other varieties. Uramaki from SushiFork of Tulsa Hills is simple to prepare. It is basically rice on the outside and edible seaweed on the inside. To further spice it up, serve it with a variety of mouth-watering sauces and toppings.

Uramaki is served either raw or cooked. It is also the best choice for people who are trying sushi for the first time and are not sure if they can handle the texture of seaweed.

 Sashimi

This is another distinct sushi type. The difference between it and the rest is that it is basically raw fish without the rice and vegetable component.

Salmon, tuna, sea urchin, scallop are some of the fish that are used in its preparation. It is cut very thinly and served.  To compliment sashimi’s flavor, try having pickled ginger and soy sauce as accompaniments.

In case you are not such a huge fan of raw fish, Tulsa sushi offers a twist to the above sushi by offering Tamago, an egg omelet sashimi.

Nigiri

Nigiri is the original mouth-watering version of sushi that we all love. It was invented in the 19th century by a certain Japanese fisherman who was loved to try out new recipes. He used to take a palm-size of rice and press it while creating an oblong shape. That is where the name Nigiri, which means ‘hand-pressed’ originated from. He would then top the rice with very thin slices of raw fish and sell them to pedestrians.

Nigiri’s popularity grew to the21st century. Today, nigiri is still fancied by many sushi-lovers. There are a few variations of the food for people who cannot have raw fish. Chicken and Japanese omelet are some of the common substitutes of raw seafood.

It is also good to note that, not all nigiri is raw. You can have it cooked; it all depends on your specific preferences.

All in all, with or without rice, spicy or not, cooked or uncooked, there is a perfect roll of sushi designed for your taste buds.

Peter