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Love sushi?

If you've landed on this site, itโ€™s a pretty safe bet that the answerโ€™s yes!

Wanna learn how to order your favourite sushi in Japanese?

Check out this awesome infographic showing some of the most popular sushi names in Japanese:

22 Delicious Sushi Fillings & Toppings - An Infographic from Wafu Blog

Embedded from Wafu Blog

Thanks to Wafu for the cute visual guide ๐Ÿ™‚

Weโ€™ve also listed the above ingredients, plus several other essential sushi words, in text format below.

Use it as a quick reference in the sushi bar, or copy and paste the vocab into your flashcard app.

First of all, the fish:

Japanese

Romaji

English

ใ‚ใ˜

aji

horse mackerel

ใˆใณ

ebi

shrimp

ใฏใพใก

hamachi

young yellowtail

ใปใŸใฆ

hotate

scallop

ใ„ใ‹

ika

squid

ใ„ใใ‚‰

ikura

salmon roe

ใ„ใ‚ใ—

iwashi

sardine

ใ‹ใซใ‹ใพ

kanikama

crab stick

ใพใใ‚

maguro

tuna

ใŸใ“

tako

octopus

ใ•ใฐ

saba

mackerel (generic term)

ใ•ใ‘

sake

salmon

ใŸใ„

tai

sea bream

ใ†ใชใŽ

unagi

eel (freshwater)

maguro sushi japanese names

Secondly, here are some non-fish sushi fillings and toppings that you might come across:

Japanese

Romaji

English

ใ‚ขใ‚นใƒ‘ใƒฉใ‚ฌใ‚น

asuparagasu

asparagus

ใ‚ขใƒดใ‚ฉใ‚ซใƒ‰

abokado

avocado

ใใ‚…ใ†ใ‚Š

kyuri

cucumber

ใชใฃใจ

natto

fermented soybean curd

ใ›ใ‚“ใŽใ‚Šใซใ‚“ใ˜ใ‚“

sengiri ninjin

carrot julienne

ใ—ใ

shiso

Japanese basil

ใ„ใ‚ใ—

shiitake

shiitake mushroom

ใŸใพใ”ใ‚„ใ

tamagoyaki

Japanese omelette

ใฆใ‚“ใทใ‚‰

tempura

tempura

ใ†ใšใ‚‰ ใฎ ใŸใพใ”

uzura no tamago

quail egg

And donโ€™t forget these things to garnish your sushi!

Japanese

Romaji

English

ใŒใ‚Š

gari

pickled ginger

ใ—ใ‚‡ใ†ใ‚†

shouyu

soy sauce

ใ‚ใ•ใณ

wasabi

wasabi paste

Finally, something to wash it all down with...

Japanese

Romaji

English

ใ‚ใŒใ‚Š

agari

green tea (sushi bar kind)

ใƒ“ใƒผใƒซ

biiru

beer

ใซใปใ‚“ใ—ใ‚…

nihonshu

Japanese rice wine (sake)

Ready to hit an authentic Japanese sushi restaurant? Hereโ€™s a sneak peek at what you can expect!

See if you can recognise any of the fish names (or other words youโ€™ve learned) in this clip:

There you go! Ready to get your sushi fix.

If you want to learn more about how to order in restaurants in Japan, check out our recommended Japanese course.

Mata ne!

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