THE ROCKPOOL FILES

Chirashi is the type of sushi that most of us have never heard of, despite it being on the scene since the 18th Century, or for as long as its maki sushi (sushi roll) cousins. The word chirashi means scattered, which describes the way in which piles of primarily raw fish, or sashimi, and colourful garnishes known as gu are arranged on top of a bowl of rice, albeit artistically. Toppings vary by region in Japan: from simple to elaborate, seafood to vegetarian, raw to cooked. The beauty of the chirashi bowl lies in its versatility and variety: there are […]