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Maki Sushi Vs. Nigiri Sushi

Where And When

Maki sushi and Nigiri sushi are one of the most loved Japanese foods. Sushi itself has a fascinating history. It is believed that sushi originated in Southeast Asia. It was made by soaking fish in rice, and was first introduced to Japan by Buddhist monks during the 8th century.

Sushi was popularized in Japan in the 18th century. Originally, it was fast food. It was opened as “Sukiyabashi” in Japan in 1824. Hanaya Yohei, a sushi chef, created the sushi we enjoy today. Nigiri sushi is a type of sushi in which the fish is wrapped over a ball of rice.

Sushi has become a very popular food in the world. There are many types of sushi. Nigiri sushi is the most popular type of sushi in Japan. Let’s look at the differences between these types of sushi!

Maki Sushi

Maki sushi, a type of sushi, is made by rolling ingredients such as vegetables and seafood in nori (seaweed), and then cutting it into bite-sized pieces. You can also call it “makizushi” or “sushi roll”. The California roll, Hosomaki, and tekka maki are the most popular maki rolls.

Nigiri Sushi

Nigiri sushi, a type of sushi, is made up of small balls of rice that are then topped with small pieces of seafood such as tuna and salmon. You can also call it “nigirizushi”. Nigiri sushi is not like maki sushi. Instead, you roll the ingredients in nori before cutting them into pieces. Sometimes, the topping is lightly brushed with soy sauce-based glaze and served with ginger or wasabi.

So, Which Is Better?

There is no right or incorrect answer. It all boils down to personal preference. Some prefer maki rolled up in cylinders, while others prefer nigiri. There are many types of maki or nigiri, so you can choose the one that you like best.

Try It For Yourself

Sushi Inc. is a vibrant restaurant that offers what is considered the best sushi in St Pete. Opening its doors in 2013 and becoming a local staple by offering live music, traditional hand-rolled sushi and a friendly atmosphere, our guests always have a top notch experience. Customers love our award-winning, fresh and creative Sushi rolls, Nigiri, and Sashimi. With a larger selection of tempura, non-Sushi, japanese, and teriyaki options, we can accommodate every taste in downtown St Petersburg Fl. Contact us today to set your reservation or if you have any questions. When setting any reservations, please inform us of any allergies you might have and ask for alternative options. Check out our menu and daily specials you won’t be disappointed with our #1 voted and reviewed sushi in the Bay area.

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