Sushi and Sashimi : Sushi is a food made of seasoned rice and a topping.

▶ The word sushi in Japanese means a food made of seasoned rice and a topping. The topping is often fish, but can also be other things. Many non-Japanese people do not distinguish sushi from sashimi, but they are different things. Sashimi is sliced raw fish without any rice.

▶ Sushi may seem simple to make, but some types, like the famous Tokyo style, need professional skill. This type of sushi is a treat for special occasions.

▶ The Tokyo-style sushi is a ball of seasoned rice topped with a slice of fish. You enjoy this in one bite. At home, people make rolls or just seasoned rice with their favorite toppings.