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Difference Between Sushi and Maki

Sushi vs Maki

When talking about Japanese dishes, one cannot miss sushi and maki as they are traditional dishes of this country. Both sushi and maki have gained much popularity that one can come across this Japanese dish in many countries.

Sushi is a Japanese dish made from rice, and maki is just a variety of sushi. Sushi is a rice dish garnished with fermented fish and other seafood and flavored with vinegar. It is also rolled inside nori, a pressed, dried seaweed sheet.

Modern sushi, which is popular today, was developed in Edo (now Tokyo). The credit for developing sushi goes to Hanaya Yohei, and it was called Edomae Zushi as the fish that was used came from Edomae (Tokyo Bay).

Sushi is very easy to prepare. Sushi rice is the main ingredient of sushi. This Japanese rice has short grains and also sticky when cooked. As said earlier, fermented fish or other seafood is used as toppings and fillings. Vinegar is also used to give a flavor to the dish.

The preparation of maki is almost the same as that of sushi but the difference is that it is prepared by wrapping the preparation in nori (a cylindrical piece) using makisu or bamboo mat. Apart from rolling it in nori, maki can also be prepared by wrapping it in a thick omelette, parsley, cucumber, or soy paper. Maki, which can also be called rolled sushi, can be sliced into seven to nine pieces.

Maki and sushi come in various types. Futomaki and Hosomaki are some of the popular maki types. Nigirizushi, Gunkanmaki, Temarizushi, Oshizushi, Inarizushi, Chirashizushi and Narezushi are some of the popular sushi dishes.

Summary:

1.Sushi is a Japanese dish made from rice. Maki is a type of sushi that can be also called rolled sushi.

2.Sushi is a rice dish garnished with fermented fish and other seafood and flavored with vinegar.

3.The preparation of maki is almost the same as that of sushi but the difference is that it is prepared by wrapping the preparation in nori (a cylindrical piece) using makisu or bamboo mat.

4.Maki can also be prepared by wrapping it in a thick omelette, parsley, cucumber, or soy paper.

5.Futomaki and Hosomaki are some of the popular maki types of dishes. Nigirizushi, Gunkanmaki, Temarizushi, Oshizushi, Inarizushi, Chirashizushi and Narezushi are some of the popular sushi dishes.

6.Maki, which can also be called rolled sushi, can be sliced into seven to nine pieces.


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