Glossary - Food Culture

Sashimi/Sliced raw fish


Raw fish sliced into easily eaten chunks and served a traditional Japanese dish


Raw fish prepared with the bones removed, then sliced thinly into easily eaten portions and served. Primarily eaten with soy sauce and wasabi as you prefer.


There are places where you can eat raw chicken, cow, and even horse meat”, with horse meat being called “basashi” and cow meat being called "gyusashi". Both still use the same "sashi" as in sashimi!


There is a risk of food poisoning through parasites or bacteria when eating raw fish, so ensure you follow all food handling guidelines where you live and pay attention to freshness and temperature.

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