There are certain foods that are daunting to eat for the beginners, such as sushi, which is basically a classic Japanese cuisine. There are two main types of sushi: maki sushi and nigiri sushi. Maki sushi comprises of layers of either cooked or raw shellfish or fish, vinegar and vegetables on a sea kelp sheet that has been dried and rolled to form a cylinder. It is then cut into pieces. Nigiri sushi, however, comprises of slices of either cooked or raw shellfish or fish that is pressed onto a vinegar rice mound and has a little wasabi in between the layers. Throughout this article, nigiri sushi will be discussed in details.
What Is Nigiri Sushi?
Nigiri sushi is prepared using two main ingredients, fresh fish and sushi rice. The rice is formed into a small clump by using the hands. The fish is then sliced and pressed on the rice. Owing to its two distinct ingredients, this sushi is also referred to as "two kinds sushi." The topping part of the sushi, which is also referred to as net, comprises of seafood, such as eel, tuna, shad, haddock, shrimp or octopus. Depending on the type of fish used on the sushi, it may be served in slices of raw, fried or grilled fish. Since the fish will be served raw and will be on display, the cooks have to select the highest quality fish. This is to ensure that the sushi is healthy and aesthetically pleasing.