Hello there! It’s getting colder here. How have you been?

Today I want to write about sushi. Do you know that we have so many different kinds of sushi?

Nigiri is the most popular and famous in the world.


Besides Nigiri, we have so many different kinds of sushi. I don’t think I can mention everything, but I want to mention some which I am familiar with.

A couple of days ago, I made Chirashi. This is home-made sushi.


I mixed dried veggies, mushrooms, tiny fish called jyako, eggs, raw sermon, cucumbers, fish paste called kamaboko, renkon (Japanese vegetable) and so on. Since it’s easy for fixing, I make this often.

I was born and grew up close to Kyoto. In Kyoto we have hako-zushi.


My favorite one is the brown ones. They are grilled eels.

I lived in Wakayama prefecture with my hubby 20 years ago. Kakinoha-shushi is really popular there. It looks like hako-zushi, but the difference is after we make the sushi, we wrap it with a fruit (persimmon) leaf.  I love kakinoha-shushi too!


Next is my mom’s favorite! I didn’t like the sushi for a long time, but recently I came to like it. Saba-sushi is made from a vinegar flavored  mackerel.


The last one is called Masu-zushi. This is a bigger version of kakinoha-sushi, but after we make the sushi, we wrap it with bamboo leaves. The sushi is local food of Toyama. Since my father in-law’s hometown is Toyama prefecture, we often get the sushi from him. The red fish is a trout.


Which one looks yummy for you? Which one do you want to try out?

All have different flavors and all are good!

I hope this blog entry helps to learn about sushi more.

Have a lovely day! See you around next weekend here again!



14 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. takafromtokyo
    Nov 13, 2016 @ 15:30:24

    Hi, Yumi. Good post. I love the beauty of your pictures; they make sushi look even more delicious. The one that caught my attention most was hako-zushi. They are so pretty. I’ve never tried them before, and they are the ones that I’d definitely want to try when I get a chance.


    • yumi
      Nov 16, 2016 @ 07:36:25

      Hi, Daka-san!

      Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving the comment! I do appreciate you a lot! Hako-zushi is really good. When you come over Kyoto, you should try it out!


  2. Dixie
    Nov 13, 2016 @ 17:59:56

    I don’t know which sushi you made here but it was wonderful!!! I do not like the sushi we see here in the grocery stores but what you made was totally different.


    • yumi
      Nov 16, 2016 @ 00:59:33

      Hi, Dixie!

      Thank you so much for the comment. I made chirashi at yours’s. Next year when I stop by yours, I will make that one again!


  3. Helga Jaermann
    Nov 13, 2016 @ 20:00:04

    I love Sushi very much! We have in Bangkok very good Japanese Resterant, very soon I will eat there again sushi


    • yumi
      Nov 16, 2016 @ 00:58:15

      Hi, Helga!

      Thank you as always for visiting my blog! Which one do you like the best? I am looking forward to hearing from you about sushi!


  4. Ron
    Nov 14, 2016 @ 02:31:34

    Hi Yumi 🙂

    Looks so good. Thank You for sharing so many details and pictures.

    Smiles from Canada :))


  5. Gay
    Nov 17, 2016 @ 03:59:44

    Well it is very colorful. Um, do you guys have peanut butter and bread in Japan?


    • yumi
      Nov 19, 2016 @ 10:55:52

      Hi, Gay!

      Thanks for visiting my blog again! You should try sushi out with me next time! This year I brought some ingredients for sushi, but we didn’t cook it. Yuki got it, right? Next year I will bring the stuff again and cook it for you. I am sure you will like it. The home-made sushi is not fishy. I don’t use fish for the sushi for you.

      Well, we have both peanut butter and bread, but you know I don’t like both right?


  6. Linda Zollinger
    Nov 23, 2016 @ 11:25:30

    I love all of your posts and photography. I think I am like Dixie and would like the Chirashi. I am very interested to see how you came out in the earthquake. I have prayed for your safety. Love and Hugs from Tennessee!


    • yumi
      Dec 03, 2016 @ 13:46:02

      Hi, Linda!

      Thank you so much for visiting my blog. I am glad that you enjoyed this blog entry! I hope you are getting better now. I am praying for you!


  7. cookingwithteamj
    May 24, 2017 @ 02:16:15

    We love saba sushi! We used to have that all the time in Japan 🙂


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