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●A collection of languages used in Japanese sushi restaurants.

Sushi is one of the most iconic foods in Japan.
You can find sushi made for people who don't like to eat raw fish in many countries.

By the way, did you know that traditional sushi has many unique words?
If you use these words in Japan, you are sure to be noticed.
In this article, we've collected words and phrases unique to sushi restaurants.

Are you a sushi connoisseur? A Japanese word used in Japanese sushi restaurants.

AGARI


Tea. It means "the last thing. The goal of a backgammon or the last musical performance in a performance was called "agari" in the same way. In many shops, powdered tea and bancha are served.

ANIKI

A cryptic term for a sushi restaurant. It refers to the ingredients that are used first. In contrast, the ingredients used later are called "Otouto".

ARAJIKOMI

Processing materials until they are ready to be used to some extent. Further preparation of materials is called "Nakajikomi".

ODORI


A shrimp held alive in the kuruma-ebi nigiri. The name comes from the fact that kuruma-ebi (prawn) moves as if it were dancing.

KAPPA


Cucumber. The name comes from the fact that the cut end of a cucumber resembles a bare head of a kappa, or that it is a favorite food of kappa.

GARI


Ginger. The name comes from the crunchy sound it makes when chewed, "gari". Ginger not only removes the raw smell of fish and cleanses the mouth, but also disinfects fish.

GYOKU


Tamagoyaki.

KUSA


Seaweed. (NORI) Nori is called "seaweed".

GUNKANMAKI


SYARI and NETA wrapped in seaweed. There are many types of sushi, including salmon roe, sea urchin, and kobashira.

GESO

A squid's foot. A squid's foot, from the word "gesoku", which refers to footwear that has been taken off.

GETA


A thing to put sushi on. It looks like a geta when seen from the side.

SYARI


Sushi rice. The name comes from the Buddha's remains. In some areas, there is also a shari called AKASYARI.

When sake kasu is aged for a few years, the color of the sake kasu turns red, and the vinegar made from this stored vinegar and rice is called Aka-zu (red vinegar), which is the name of the shari.

TACHI

In the old days, there were sushi restaurants in the form of food stands as well as restaurants. In the old days, people used to sit down to make sushi. After the war, for reasons of hygiene, sushi was made inside the restaurant, and the name of the restaurant was derived from the fact that the sushi was made standing up in the restaurant. It is now called "TACHI".

NETA, TANE

The ingredients for sushi.

ZUKE

Tuna marinated in soy sauce. The name comes from the word "pickle". In the old days, the technique of pickling was used to preserve fish for a long time.

TUKEBA

The kitchen of a sushi restaurant. There is a theory that the making and serving of sushi was called "dipping", and there is also a theory that the old sushi was made from pickled fish. The name "Tsume" comes from the fact that the name "Tsume" refers to the fact that it was used to refer to the "jaws of death".

TUME (NITUME)


A sweet sauce made by boiling down the juice of boiled conger eel. It is applied to conger eels and shako.

TEKKA


Norimaki is a seaweed roll made by wrapping a piece of lean tuna meat around it. The name comes from the nori rolls that were made for easy eating while gambling at a gambling place called There are.

TENCHI

The heads and tails of the material.

TORO


The belly of a tuna(Maguro). Tuna belly.

DONSYARI

Ordinary rice that is not sushi rice.

NAMIDA


Wasabi. The name comes from the fact that if you listen too much, you will cry.

NIKIRI

The smell of soy sauce has been removed by adding sake and other ingredients to the soy sauce and boiling it down.

HIKARIMONO

A fish with a shiny skin in a sushi. Fish such as kohada, horse mackerel, saury, and sardine.

MURASAKI


Soy sauce. The name comes from the color of the soy sauce.

YAMA


Bamboos. So called because it can be found in the mountains.

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