Shuck Raw Bar

Sushi 101

General Sushi Terms

Bara sushi
Sushi rice and ingredients mixed together, as a rice salad.
Chirashi
Sushi rice bed under other ingredients.
Futomaki
Large roll.
Fukusa
A type of sushi which is wrapped in a crepe.
Inari
Aburage stuffed with sushi rice.
Make
Nori seaweed and a layer of rice around a core of fillings.
Norimake
A roll with nori seaweed on the outside.
Nigiri
A slice of fish or other topping on vinegared rice.
Okonomi-zushi
Home-style nigiri sushi.
Onigiri
Balls made with plain steamed rice with various stuffings.
Oshizushi
Sushi rice and other ingredients pressed into a box or mold.
Sashimi
Sliced or prepared raw fish.
Sushi
Anything made with vinegared rice.
Temaki
(Also called hand rolls) A large cone-shaped piece of nori on the outside and the ingredients spilling out the wide end.

Other Helpful Terms

Ceviche
A form of citrus-marinated seafood salad.
Tekka Don
A simple Japanese dish consisting of a bowl of plain, warm rice topped with pieces of raw tuna, shredded nori, and sprinkled with soy sauce.

Types of Rolls

California roll
Crab meat, smelt or flying fish roe, avocado.
Caterpillar roll
Avocado, unagi, and carrot greens.
Philadelphia roll
Salmon, cream cheese and some sort of vegetable.
Rainbow roll
Features like a sashimi, layered outside with rice.
Spider roll
Includes fried softshell crab and other fillings such as cucumber, avocado, daikon sprouts or lettuce, roe, and spicy mayonnaise.

Fish

Ama-ebi
Sweet shrimp, usually served raw.
Ebi
Shrimp.
Hamachi
Yellowtail.
Hirame
Halibut.
Hotatagai
Scallops.
Kani
Crab meat.
Maguro
Tuna.
Sake
Salmon.
Shiro maguro
Albacore tuna.
Tako
Octopus.
Unagi
Freshwater eel.

Fruit, Vegetables, Spices & Seaweed

Miso
Soy bean paste.
Nori
Dried and pressed layer sheets of seaweed or algae.
Shiitake
A type of Japanese mushroom.
Shoga
Ginger root.
Tofu
Soybean curd.
Wasabi
Green, very hot Japanese horseradish.