Sushi is a traditional Japanese dish that primarily consists of vinegared rice combined with various ingredients such as seafood, vegetables, and occasionally tropical fruits. The main types of sushi include:

  1. Nigiri: Hand-pressed sushi, consisting of a small mound of vinegared rice topped with a slice of raw or cooked fish or seafood.
  2. Sashimi: Thin slices of raw fish or seafood, served without rice.
  3. Maki: Sushi rolls, where vinegared rice and other ingredients are rolled in seaweed (nori) and then sliced into bite-sized pieces.
  4. Uramaki: Inside-out rolls, where the rice is on the outside and the nori is on the inside, often coated with sesame seeds or fish roe.
  5. Temaki: Hand-rolled sushi, shaped like a cone and wrapped in nori, with rice and fillings inside.
  6. Chirashi: A bowl of vinegared rice topped with various raw fish and other ingredients.

Sushi is typically served with soy sauce, pickled ginger (gari), and wasabi, a pungent green paste made from Japanese horseradish. The combination of fresh ingredients and the balance of flavors and textures make sushi a popular and widely enjoyed cuisine around the world.

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