Below are some of the common terms used on this website and what theBelow are some of the common terms used on this website and what they mean.
- Bonito Flakes - smoked and dried pieces of skipjack tuna that are shaved and used in dashi
- Daikon - a large white radish that is most commonly grated and served as a garnish with sashimi
- Dashi - a Japanese stock that can be made in several ways, but most commonly using kelp and bonito flakes
- Edamame - young soybeans (usually served in their pods) that have been steamed and salted
- Gari - pickled ginger. Most commonly served as a garnish with sushi
- Hamachi - young yellowtail or amberjack tuna
- Kombu - dried kelp
- Mirin - a sweet rice wine used for cooking
- Miso - a paste made from fermented rice, barley or soybeans
- Nori - edible seaweed generally used as a wrapper for sushi
- Roe - fish eggs. The most common ones are flying fish, smelt, salmon, herring, capelin and uni.
- Wasabi - a green very spicy form of horseradish is the most common form that is referred to as wasabi. Wasabi roots are extremely perishable and extremely expensive, so a horseradish paste is commonly used instead.