Sashimi is a very famous Japanese delicacy and it is consist of fresh meat or fish that is being sliced. Most of the time, raw fish like salmon or tuna is being firmly sliced and that’s what you call sashimi. The word sashimi means a pierced body but as a Japanese delicacy, raw meat or fish is being firmly sliced. Sashimi is very delicious and sometimes it is mistaken or compared with sushi, another Japanese delicacy or dish. There is a huge difference between sashimi and sushi because a sushi may or may not include a raw fish and it is basically vinegared rice that is mixed with other key ingredients. So now that you know the difference between sashimi and sushi then you could share this knowledge to your friends because most of the time, sashimi and sushi may be used interchangeably.
Sashimi is always raw and it is not cooked, it is always served as raw in every restaurant and of course it is served without rice. There are common types of sashimi, examples are; Tuna, Salmon, sea bream, yellowtail, squid or octopus, shrimp, scallops, clams, raw meat and mackerel. The term sashimi was derived from a pierced flesh or body that’s why as a delicacy; it is always served as thinly sliced piece of raw meat or fish. Without any doubt, sashimi is one of the best delicacies in Japan. Yes it is very delicious and affordable at the same time. If you would love to eat and try Japanese delicacies then I could say that Sashimi is one of the best Japanese delicacies.
Though most people are confused with sushi or sashimi, but for those who have tasted the two, they are no longer confused about it. Sashimi and sushi are both delicious delicacies of Japan but I were to choose between the two I would definitely pick sashimi because in my own opinion, I definitely love eating raw fish or meat and sashimi is just perfect for my taste. So if you want to try different types of Japanese delicacies then you should at least taste sashimi first.