Sushi comes in many forms:
- Nigiri sushi: hand-shaped and topped with some type of fish or seafood.
- Oshi sushi: pressed in molds.
- Maki sushi: rolled and filled with different ingredients.
- Chirashi sushi: ingredients are placed on top of a bowl of rice.
At some restaurants, sushi is even served on a moving belt where you get to pick out what you want as it moves by. Some sushi chefs show off by arranging and rolling the sushi filling to create works of art.
If you still don’t know if you want to try sushi because you don’t think you’ll enjoy raw fish, start with ingredients that you know – like cucumbers or pickles – and build from there. Just watching the sushi chef prepare your meal can be a treat all its own!