5 most common types of Japanese Sushi

If you are a true foodie, or a big fan of Asia culture and its dishes, you must have tried Sushi at least one time. Of course, so many, many people around the world loves Sushi and eat this Japanese food so frequently.

 A dish of Japanese sushi

A dish of Japanese sushi

Well, Sushi is nothing but the most popular dish rooted in Japan. It's also considered one of the most common foods among the Japanese themselves as well. In Japan - the Land of Rising sun, sushi is usually enjoyed on special occasions, such as the new year celebration.

Shortly, sushi can be defined as a dish containing rice which's been prepared with sushi vinegar. In fact, there are many different types of sushi available today. Here are some of the most popular ones, including:


Nigiri Sushi

Nigiri Sushi 

Small rice balls with fish, shellfish, etc. on top. There are a lot of varieties of nigirizushi, some of the most common ones being eel, tuna, shrimp, squid, octopus and fried egg.


Small cups made of sushi rice and dried seaweed filled with seafood, etc. There are countless varieties of gunkanzushi, some of the most popular ones being sea urchin and various kinds of fish eggs.


Rolls of Temaki Sushi

Rolls of Temaki Sushi 

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Temakizushi sushi (literally hand rolls) are cones made of nori seaweed and filled with sushi rice, seafood and vegetables.


Sushi rice, seafood, together with other ingredients rolled in dried seaweed sheets. There are countless varieties of sushi rolls differing in ingredients and thickness. Sushi rolls prepared "inside out" are very popular in many areas outside of Japan such as Europe, Southeast Asia, and so on, but rarely found in Japan.


Snow Crab Oshizushi

Snow Crab Oshizushi 

Oshizushi is pressed sushi, in which the fish is pressed onto the sushi rice in a wooden box. The picture shows trout oshizushi in form of a popular ekiben (or train station lunch box).

Are they mouthwatering? Have you ever tried one of these types of sushi? Yep, if you haven't, note them somewhere to try in a nearby Japanese restaurant someday soon. Or if it is possible, let's travel to Japan and enjoy sushi in its country. They will not disappoint you for sure. 

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