For the uninitiated, typical bowls of ramen have savory broth, toothy wheat noodles, chāsū (pork), nori (seaweed), scallions and a softly boiled egg.
Sushi is simply sliced raw fish served atop a mound of steamed rice that’s been seasoned with vinegar.
Unlike sushi, sashimi does NOT have any rice. The only ingredient in sashimi is thinly sliced raw fish. Typical garnishes include daikon slivers and shiso leaves.
Japanese sushi chefs slather grilled eel fillets with a sweet and salty, umami-rich BBQ sauce before placing tasty eel morsels atop clumps of steamed rice.
Leave your preconceptions about fried food behind when you order tempura during everyday Japanee meals as either a starter or main dish.