Definitions

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  • noun Regular sushi: a piece of raw fish (or other topping) on top of a small oblong brick of sticky white rice.

Etymologies

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Cuisine; borrowed from Japanese (the original Japanese meaning is not recognized in English).

Examples

  • Tuna (maguro) nigiri is something I get at almost every sushi restaurant/bar I go to, just because it is so darn delicious!

    Yellowtail Nigiri

  • My only complaint about the nigiri is that there was just a little too much wasabi on the underside of the fish for my tastes.

    2008 July - Sushi Day - Sushiday.com

  • My only complaint about the nigiri is that there was just a little too much wasabi on the underside of the fish for my tastes.

    Sushi Day » Seto Japanese Cuisine » Print

  • Tuna (maguro) nigiri is something I get at almost every sushi restaurant/bar I go to, just because it is so darn delicious!

    Sushi Day » Tuna Nigiri » Print

  • My only complaint about the nigiri is that there was just a little too much wasabi on the underside of the fish for my tastes.

    Hotate Special, and More Randomness

  • There were Japanese turns, like the avocado tempura with ponzu air -- not at all greasy, green buttery goodness peeking through a near-transparent film of crisped batter; and the toro 'nigiri', a sheet of fatty tuna balanced with watermelon instead of rice, with jalapeno, fresh wasabi, and soy air.

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • There were Japanese turns, like the avocado tempura with ponzu air -- not at all greasy, green buttery goodness peeking through a near-transparent film of crisped batter; and the toro 'nigiri', a sheet of fatty tuna balanced with watermelon instead of rice, with jalapeno, fresh wasabi, and soy air.

    The Bazaar, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Foam

  • (Also she was convinced that Mike's tuna nigiri was an apple: she knows food that is part red and part white!

    Barnstorming on an Invisible Segway

  • But one set of visitors, the entire crew of the Japanese restaurant Shunka in Barcelona “The best nigiri in Europe!”

    The Sorcerer’s Apprentices

  • Ramsay de Give for The Wall Street Journal The tako octopus nigiri sushi is pictured here.

    Nuanced Sushi

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