Many toothsome bites of the Asian cuisine have become appreciated around the world. As much as this applies to sushi, we can still spot a few, somewhat confused faces staring at the menu, desperately trying to figure out what kind of rolls reside behind the strange names.

Maki, the rolled sushi

This one sounds familiar to most people: formed with the help of a bamboo mat, makizushi is wrapped in dried seaweed (nori), comes with a 0,5 cm thick rice layer and stripes of fish or vegetables placed in the center of the yummy roll.

Futomaki is a special type that is larger and often consists of two, three or more fillings. Big maki is turned inside out: the place of the seaweed is taken by the layer of rice that is covered with sesame seed.

Some of our favorite maki rolls:

California Maki: Sushi roll with prawn and avocado

Sake Maki: Salmon roll

Budapest Maki: a special Hungarian sushi roll with deep fried pork cutlet, sweet pepper and mayonnaise, only available at Sushi Sei!

Nigiri, the oval miracle

Nigiri is a hand-pressed sushi consisting of an oval heap of rice, with different kinds of vegetable, fish or seafood toppings that can be placed on the rice with the help of a thin nori stipe.

Some of our favourite Nigiris:

Maguro Nigiri: the tuna version

Ikura Nigiri: don’t miss out on the savory salmon roe nigiri

Tako Nigiri: if you’re looking for some gourmet bites, the octopus nigiri is a real treat!

Soy sauce for the more savory experience

‘Let me get is straight’, someone told me once, ‘it’s not enough that sushi is made of raw fish, but after you finally managed to get hold of the thing with those chopsticks, you also dip it into soy sauce?’ The answer is: definitely. Soy sauce emphasizes the wonderful taste of sushi even more!

Ginger on the side

Besides its fantastic flavor, ginger has some significance from a practical point of view too: when eating different kinds of sushi rolls, it’s good to get a bit of ginger to cool our taste-buds down, before the next wave of fantastic relish would hit the system!

Wasabi, the green beast

When talking about sushi, there is also one divisive element: while some detest the mere idea of wasabi, others order a double portion of the green madness. The spicy ingredient is rich in minerals and trace elements – and yes, it is HOT!

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