Japanese cuisine is in vogue nowadays. With the West's growing frenzy over salmon rolls and nori recipes, demand is high for authentic Japanese dishes. Lately, these dishes have made inroads into India and restaurants offering authentic Japanese dishes have started to sprout in the metros. Kerala was yet to join the league as connoisseurs held several apprehensions towards consuming raw seafood. However, thanks to pop culture, the skepticism is dying down and gourmets have found interest in the exotic dish.
In this platter, we have three types of sushis- California maki, Nigiri and Sashimi. California maki, also known as California roll, is an inside-out sushi made using crab mayo. Although sushi is a Japanese dish, California maki variety was developed in North America. Nigiri is a slice of raw fish served over the Japanese sticky rice and Sashimi is mostly a carefully cut raw fish strip.
The platter should be served with with wasabi and Japanese young ginger (gari).