Japanese Food 100 – #50 Chirashizushi

Chirashizushi, Japanese food

Chirashizushi is a kind of sushi that all fishes are placed on the top on sushi rice.

Chirashi means “scattered” in Japanese and Chirashizushi can be eaten at special event and happy celebration occasions such as Hinamatsuri (girl’s festival on March 3).

The common ingredients for Chirashizushi  includes shredded egg sheet, been pods, salmon roe, finely chopped boiled eel,  chopped tuna, chopped boiled shrimp, chopped shiitake mushrooms simmer with a sweet sauce and vinegar marinated lotus root slices.
There is no rule about ingredients. So, when it’s cooked, various seasonal ingredients are used and, also, local specialty food is used in regions.