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N

Nasu
Eggplant

Negi
A Japanese onion, resembling a leek, or scallion

Negi-Toro
Chopped and mixed negi-onion and toro

Negitoro - maki
Scallion-and-tuna roll

Nigiri sushi
Pieces of fish, shellfish, or fish roe over vinegared rice balls

Nori
Purple laver seaweed pressed into thin sheets, used mostly as a garnish or to make norimake sushi

O

Ocha
Tea

Odori-ebi
Dancing shrimp, Ama Ebi served living

Oshibori
Rolled up hot towel served to sushi bar customers

OshiZushi
Sushi rice and other ingrediants pressed into a box or mold

Otoro
Fattest tuna, from the lower belly. See toro and chutoro

P

Ponzu
Sauce made with Japanese citron

S

Saba
Mackeral

Sake
Rice wine. Also smoked salmon (different accents)

Sashimi
Raw fish served chilled, sliced, and arranged without rice

Shiro goma
White sesame seeds

Shiso
Japanese (or Asian) mint. Red or green. May be used as a wrapper

Shu-mei
Traditional Japanese dish made with sauteed spinach and sesame seeds

Soba
Buckwheat noodles

Suzuki
Striped sea bass, rockfish

Sichimi Togarashi
Mixed hot spices for table use. The seven flavors: red pepper (togarashi), ground sansho pepper pods, dried mandarin orange peel, black hemp seeds or white poppy seeds, nori seaweed bits, and white sesame seeds

T

Tamago
sweetened egg wrapped in dried seaweed

Tairagai
Razor-shell clam

Tako
Octopus

Takuwan
Pickled daikon

Temaki-Zushi
hand rolled cones of sushi rice and/or vegetables wrapped in seaweed.

Tempura
Seafood or vegetables dipped in batter and deep fried Tempura refers to fried foods coated with batter, as opposed to katsu, fried foods coated with bread crumbs

Teriyaki
Broiled foods marinated in a sweet soy sauce

Tobiko
Flying fish roe

Tombo
Albacore tuna

Tonkatsu
A pork cutlet which is breaded, then fried. It is usually served with a sauce used specifically for tonkatsu and served on a bed of rice. It is very popular for lunch - it is quick and tasty

Toro
Fatty tuna, distinguishable as Otoro-fattest, and Chutoro-fatty. See also Maguro, Tekka

U

Unagi
Freshwater eel

Uni
sea urchin roe

W

Wakame
Lobe-leaf seaweed, possibly dried, in long, dark green strands

Wasabi
Japanese horseradish


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