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How to Read a Sushi Menu

May 20 2014 - 3:30pm

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Sushi may be one of our favorite Japanese meals [2], but unless you were raised with chopsticks in one hand and a bento box in the other, the world of rice rolls and raw fish can be a bit intimidating to navigate.

If you aren't fluent in sushi speak, there's no need to worry. Here's a go-to glossary that will help you keep everything straight. In Japan, many traditional sushi bars don't even have menus, but these are some terms you might come across when dining at one in the States.

Learn more about the different types of maki:

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Here some other common terms that may come up on your sushi menu:

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— Additional reporting by Susannah Chen

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