A term for a ball made with plain steamed rice filled with various stuffings and possibly wrapped in seaweed.

Nori Maki

A sushi term for a roll made with seaweed. In Osaka, it is the same as Futomaki or Thick Roll.

A term for sushi fish that are not kept alive after they are caught.

A term for simmered or boiled foods.

Silver Skinned Fish

Hikari Mono is sushi topped with fish that has a silvery skin, with the skin usually left on. The fish used can be Gizzard Shad, young Sea Bream, Halfbeak, Horse Mackerel, Mackerel, and Sardine.

A Sushi bar term for the fish topping in nigiri sushi.


A term for broiled foods marinated in a sweet soy sauce


A term that is used in food to mean raw, and in beer, to mean Draught.

Rolled Sushi

A term for the style of sushi that consists of rice and other ingredients rolled together with a sheet of seaweed. There are different types of Maki Sushi: Temaki (Hand Roll), Futomaki (Thick Roll), and Hosomaki (Thin Roll).