The chirashi sushi is a simple but complete dish that appeals to all Japanese people. Presentation:
- Chirashi sushi, a traditional dish
- The ingredients of chirashi sushi :
- How to eat chirashi sushi?
- The hina matsuri doll festival 雛祭, a chirashi sushi!
Chirashi sushi, a traditional dish
A Chirashi sushi ちらし寿司 consists of sashimi刺身 (thin slices of raw fish) and vegetables that are arranged on sumeshi vinegared rice, all served in a large Japanese bowl. This is a Japanese dish that belongs to the family of sushi ! It is a quick and easy dish to prepare! In Japan, it is a popular dish that is eaten at home. Most of the ingredients used are raw fish but we can also find kamaboko (we can compare it to surimi), denbu (sweet pink fish to decorate the dish) or shiitake (a Japanese mushroom).
The ingredients of chirashi sushi:
The ingredients on top of the rice vary depending on the recipe, here is what you can usually find sliced:
It is clear that salmon and avocado are very rarely used in chirashi sushi in Japan. In France, this recipe has been simplified. In Japan, there are several different ingredients in a chirashi sushi, it is the variety that is important. The aesthetics must also be very careful
How to eat chirashi sushi?
Chirashi sushi is eaten with Japanese chopsticks, just take one of the sliced ingredients on top and dip it in the soy sauce then replace it on the rice and eat them together. You can also add a little wasabi. Traditionally, chirashi sushi is served in a square lacquered dish but you can see it served in a round bowl. It is served with green tea and miso soup.
The chirashi sushi is simple to make: put some vinegared rice in the bottom of the bowl, you can then sprinkle some nori leaves. Then place your slices of fish or vegetables on top, it’s ready! This is an ideal dish for vegetarians and very good for your health. The only essential point is to have ultra fresh ingredients!
The hina matsuri
doll festival 雛祭, a chirashi sushi! March 3 in Japan is the festival dedicated to little girls called hina matsuri 雛祭. Dolls passed down from generation to generation are displayed on a multi-level stage. These dolls represent the imperial court of the Heian era. Traditionally on this day, chirashi sushi is the dish enjoyed at home.