Glossary

Ginger
Pickled ginger is traditionally eaten to cleanse the palate between eating different types of sushi.
Maki
A type of sushi where seafood and vegetables are rolled inside a layer of rice.
Nigiri
A type of sushi where a piece of seafood is placed atop a hand-shaped ball of rice.
Nori
The type of seaweed, pressed into thin sheets, sometimes used to wrap sushi.
Sashimi
Sliced or prepared raw fish.
Sushi
Bite-sized pieces of seafood and vegetables combined with rice seasoned with rice vinegar. In Japanese, the word "sushi" actually refers to sushi rice.
Wasabi
A very spicy horseradish paste that is traditionally mixed with soy sauce for sushi to be dipped in.