Sashimi Defined

“Sashimi is the Japanese term for raw fish or meat cut into thin slices. In Japanese, the words “Sashi” and “mi” both mean to pierce or cut. For the most part, sashimi is made out of raw, fresh fish or meat that has been thinly sliced.

Sashimi, specialty of Japanese cuisine, fresh fish served raw. The fish, which must be utterly fresh, is sliced paper thin or alternately one-quarter to one-half inch (0.75–1.5 cm) thick, cubed, or cut in strips, according to the nature of the fish.

What is the difference between Sushi and Sashimi?

Unlike sushi, sashimi is not served with rice or accompanied by sauces or toppings. Sushi combines vinegared rice, various fillings like veggies or seafood, and seaweed. Sashimi is made from thinly sliced raw meat or fish and served without rice or other accompaniments.