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In Japan, sushi has been popular as a feast dish to serve to a crowd for quite some time. I am not talking about nigiri sushi, however, where a small morsel of vinegar-seasoned rice is topped with a sliver of raw fish or other ingredient.

Although this is known as the sushi around the world, there are many other kinds of sushi — in fact, the word “sushi” refers to any dish that’s made with a vinegar-seasoned rice (the sushimeshi or shari) as the base.

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