cold boiled rice moistened with rice vinegar, usually shaped into bite-size pieces and topped with raw seafood (nigiri), formed around strips of vegetable or raw fish into a cylindrical seaweed-wrapped roll that is sliced into bite-size pieces (maki), or wrapped together with strips of vegetable or raw fish in a sheet of dried seaweed and rolled into a cone shape (temaki).
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How to use sushi in a sentence
When I moved to Denver when I was 22, I was interviewed for this job at this sushi restaurant.Why You Don't Feel as Fulfilled From Your Job as You Think You Should | Eliana Dockterman | January 25, 2021 | Time
In past games, sometimes he’d cut sushi the wrong way to poison his mark.‘Hitman 3’ is the grandest stage for your own stories, even as it tries to end its own | Gene Park | January 19, 2021 | Washington Post
By age 35, he says, if you’re not eating sushi, 95 percent chance you never will.
The town was divided as ever, and people of Mitchell still had to wake up the next morning and face each other at the grocery store, church and the local sushi restaurant.A rural S.D. community ignored the virus for months. Then people started dying. | Annie Gowen | December 9, 2020 | Washington Post
Kristin Eftoski, who lives in New Jersey, says she’s active on social media, and recently posted about getting sushi on the beach.People Are Dining Out, They Just Don’t Want Anyone to Know About It | Jaya Saxena | September 3, 2020 | Eater
The best whiskies are made with finesse and the same attention to detail and mindfulness as the finest teas or sushi.Watch Out, Scotland! Japanese Whisky Is on the Rise | Kayleigh Kulp | November 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Then he adds with resignation, “My wife eventually got fed up and decided we should go get the sushi.”Adventure Photographer Jimmy Chin: Defying the Rational, Physically and Creatively | Oliver Jones | October 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Germans have a special bond with their wurst; like pizza and Italians; sushi and the Japanese; or beer and, well, the Germans.
INSIDER TIPS: Take advantage of half-price sushi rolls, wines and sake flights during happy hour.
Wonder and Lightning jump in: “And that guy Jiro, from Jiro Dreams of sushi!”In the Backseat With Janelle Monae: A Limo Ride with the Stylish R&B Diva | Douglas Wolk | April 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for sushi
a Japanese dish consisting of small cakes of cold rice with a topping esp of raw fish
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