ACE Sushi - What is Sushi?


What is Sushi?

Sushi has been a traditional Japanese cuisine for hundreds of years. It is usually characterized as uniquely refined, artistically decorated, and yet at the same time subtle.

Sushi is based on steamed rice, and flavored with sweet rice vinegar, fresh vegetables, cooked crab meat (often using the imitation crab meat), or cooked shrimp. It is then shaped, rolled and wrapped with a thin sheet of toasted cultivated seaweed.

There are several kinds of sushi:

  • Maki Sushi (makizushi): A rolled sushi consisting of vinegared rice with vegetables or seafood. The most common, and popular Maki Sushi of are the California roll, Vegetable roll and Tuna rolls.
  • Inari Sushi: Marinated soybean pockets stuffed with sushi rice.
  • Rainbow Roll: A California roll with Fish(raw) placed on top.
  • Spicy Tuna Roll: A rolled sushi consisting of tuna, mayonnaise, chili sauce, cucumber, seaweed, and vinegared rice.
For pictures and nutritional information on all of the above described sushi, plus more, check out our ACE Express Sushi Bar Menu.