Sashimi? What’s That?

New to Japanese cuisine? Don’t be intimidated. Japanese food has a lot of outstanding flavors that you definitely want to try for yourself. If you are unfamiliar with Japanese cuisine, sashimi may be new to you. Learn all about sashimi by continuing on.

Sashimi at Tsunami Sushi in Sarasota

The word “sashimi” refers to any fish that is served raw, but sashimi is not to be confused with sushi. The word “sushi” refers to the sticky rice used to make the rolls you may already be familiar with. Sashimi is any meat that has been caught by means of piercing, such as fish caught with a hook. Sashimi in a culinary context is a dish that is served fresh, sliced, and on its own. If you’re ordering sashimi off a menu, be sure to explain what type of fish you’d like.

Sashimi is never cooked. After a fish is caught, it’s immediately frozen. When it’s time to eat, the fish is thawed at room temperature or a slightly cooler environment. It’s typically served with wasabi, soy sauce, and pickled ginger slices. Some of the most popular types of sashimi include salmon, mackerel, and tuna.

Oftentimes, sashimi is served in an eye-catching way. If you want to try this beautiful, delicious menu item for yourself, here’s a key to the most common types: Sake sashimi is raw salmon, ebi sashimi is sweet shrimp, maguro sashimi is bluefin tuna, and hotate sashimi is scallops.

At Tsunami Sushi & Hibachi Grill, we serve up sashimi that you’ll have to try for yourself. Whether you have a taste for ebi, saba, or sake, make your way to our location at 100 Central Avenue, Suite 1022, in Sarasota!

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