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Sushi 101: Understanding the Essential Styles

Hint: Sashimi is not sushi.

The world of sushi can be intimating and overwhelming. Side-stepping the outrageous rolls at novelty sushi bars across the country, Eater's Kat Odell explains Japanese sushi essentials. Watch this quick and handy guide to understand the basics, including the four distinct types of sushi, the five different kinds of maki, why you'll never see one particular sushi style on an omakase menu, and why sashimi is not technically sushi. Follow along to find out not only how each style is typically prepared, but why rice is an essential ingredient in all true sushi.

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