Sushi has moved from fringe cuisine to mainstream meal. How much do you know about these popular food items?
What does the word "sushi" mean when translated to English?
- sour rice
- raw fish
- fish rice
What is maki?
- a type of sushi rice
- raw fish strips
- rolled sushi
Why was fermented rice used in the first sushi dishes?
- to make the fish easier to eat
- to keep the fish from rotting
- to balance the intense flavor of the fish
True or False: All sushi fish served in the U.S. has been frozen.
To kill parasites, federal regulations indicate that raw fish should be frozen at -4 degrees Fahrenheit for how many days?
How is nigiri sushi created?
- It always contains vinegar.
- The rice is pressed by hand.
- The fish is sliced and rolled.
How much of the world's bluefin tuna catch is eaten in Japan?
- 90 percent
- 80 percent
- 60 percent
What's the difference between sashimi and sushi?
- There is no difference.
- Sashimi doesn't have rice.
- Sashimi is cooked sushi.
What kind of fish is uni, which is often served in sushi dishes?
- sea urchin
What word refers to "fat" or "thick" sushi rolls?
How long is narezushi typically fermented before it is consumed?
- six days
- six months
- six years
If served improperly, fugu (often served as sashimi) can kill people in what way?
- cardiac arrest
- brain damage
Imitation crab meat is called what?
When was sushi first widely consumed in the United States?
- early 1900s
- early 1940s
- early 1980s
What is nori?
- sea cucumber
True or False: Most wasabi served in American restaurants is not real wasabi.
Hamachi is what type of fish?
If your sushi dish contains unagi, you're eating what?
In which type of sushi is the nori rolled inside the rice?
If you make sushi at home, you should let thawed fish sit in your fridge for what maximum length of time?
- 24 hours
- two days
- three days
How is chirashizushi served?
- in a tall glass jar
- in a bowl
- from a cast iron skillet
What is kani?
A wooden mold is used to create which kind of sushi?
Why is otoro considered one of the best parts of a tuna?
- It is less salty.
- It is fatty.
- It is regarded as an aphrodisiac.
What is an itamae?
- a type of wasabi
- Japanese chef
True or False: Chicken is sometimes served as sashimi.
Why was wasabi originally paired with sushi?
- to overpower the rotting smell
- to kill bacteria
- to add taste
What kind of meat is gyusashi?
- raw chicken
- raw horse
- raw beef
Masago is the roe of which kind of fish?
- Alaskan pollock
How should one eat nigiri?
- using fingers
- using chopsticks
- using a spoon