Sushi vs. Sashimi

When it comes to sushi or sashimi, it seems that most people have a specific preference. Some individuals can’t live without sushi, while others just cannot get enough of sashimi. And, it is a truism that while sushi and sashimi are similar, they have many differences as well.

The main difference between sushi and sashimi is the addition or lack of … rice. Rice is the ingredient that is usually what sets sushi apart from sashimi. Sashimi is thinly cut raw fish without any addition of rice or other ingredients. Sushi, on the other hand, is not always composed of raw fish, and there is usually the addition of rice. Sushi can include cooked ingredients as well, which sashimi does not include. Both sushi and sashimi are japanese delicacies, and both are generally safe to eat while also being incredibly healthy for the body. Translated, sushi means sour and sashimi means pierced flesh. Sashimi, as a rule, can be any type of raw meat, but is usually finely cut tuna or salmon. Sushi has much more variety than sashimi. Sushi can include seaweed cups which is referred to as gunkan, various vegetables, cooked egg, nigiri, and norimaki, which is the very popular sushi-roll type.

When it comes to what is generally accepted as what to eat with sushi and sashimi, many people agree that soy sauce, wasabi, and the like can be eaten with both. Although, when it comes to sashimi, there are some purists who believe that it should be eaten with no additional ingredients, sauces, or spices. On the level of opulence, sashimi comes in first and sushi comes in second. Sashimi is considered the highest form of japanese cuisine. Sashimi is also often served at the beginning of the meal, as many believe that eating sashimi with a clean palette is the only way to go. At the end of the day, sushi or sashimi are similar but different, and everyone is entitled to have their sushi and sashimi and eat it too!