The term for the cultural dish of Japan. This fascinating cuisine has become a popular health conscious cuisine all over the world. The term sushi refers to anything made with vinegared rice.

Imitation Crab Meat

Imitation crab meat. Surimi literally translates as “ground meat” and is a Japanese loan word referring to a food product intended to mimic lobster, crab, and other shellfish meat. It is typically made from white-fleshed fish, (such as pollock or hake), that has been pulverized to a paste and attains a rubbery texture when cooked. […]

Slice of Meat

A term for bits of fish scraped from the bones and used in rolls. Often refers to Tuna (Maguro).


A special vinegar used as an ingredient with other flavors, as well as to flavor rice.

A term for Sushi made with soba rather than rice.

White Meat Fish

A term for white meat fish served as sushi/sashimi which are relatively white in color. Examples are Red Snapper (Tai), Halibut (Hirame), and Flounder (Karei).


The albacore is a type of tuna. This species is also called albacore fish, albacore tuna, longfin, albies, pigfish, tombo ahi, binnaga, Pacific albacore, German bonito (but see bonito), longfin tuna, longfin tunny, or even just tuna. It is the only tuna species which may be marketed as “white meat tuna” in the United States. […]