What is a maki sushi roll?

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A maki sushi roll is defined as a rolled nori seaweed with sushi rice added with tasty ingredients.

Maki sushi rolls are made in several different sizes.*In Denmark we have two sizes. The small ones are called hosomaki and the big roll is called futomaki.

In Japan, maki sushi rolls are even larger.
At exclusive sushi restaurants in Tokyo, a maki roll is served that is 3 times as large as a classic Danish futomaki. Futomaki of that size does not contain fish, the Japanese do not eat large quantities of fish at once. It usually contains several different vegetables, omelet and other plant-based proteins.

Maki sushi rolls are known for their versatility as they allow for a wide range of flavor combinations and variations. They are also perfectly suited as take-away food, as sushi pieces keep their shape even if they are exposed to vibrations along the way.

Maki sushi rolls are one of the most popular forms of sushi and are enjoyed by sushi lovers worldwide.

Read more about Sushi course for beginners

Zoë has held sushi courses and cooking classes for A. P. Moller – Maersk, Hugo Boss Nordic, Novo Nordisk, Novartis, Velux, Gorrissen Federspiel, Beierholm revision, Elbek & Vejrup and many more.

How many types of sushi are there?

There are 5 different types of Japanese sushi.

Most people have encountered uramaki. It is a sushi roll which is available in one size. Sushi seaweed and the filling are inside the roll, while there is rice on the outside of the roll. In Japan, sushi restaurants sprinkle sesame seeds on the rice that covers the roll.

In Europe, maki is the most popular sushi rolls. In Europe you can order maki in 2 different sizes. Hosomaki is the smallest roll it is characterized by having filling in the roll. The sushi seaweed is on the outside of the sushi roll.

Futomaki is the big roll. It is a roll with several different kinds of ingredients, ranging from fish to different kinds of vegetables. To keep all the ingredients in place, sushi seaweed is wrapped tightly around the roll.

In Europe, temaki is not so widespread. In Japan, there is a roll served in restaurants. It is a roll that looks like a cone with different kinds of fillings. Abroad, it goes by the name of hand rolls.

In Europe, sashimi is eaten to a lesser extent. It is fish without rice and vegetables. In Japan, sashimi is very common. It is at least as popular as the other types of sushi. In Japan, fish is cut in many different ways and the dish is served in several different ways.

Nigiri is fish with rice. In Japan, nigiri is very common. There are typically 20 different fish on the menu in Japanese sushi restaurants. There are many Japanese in Tokyo who choose to eat nigiri only when visiting a sushi restaurant. That way, they get to taste several different kinds of fish.

At the Sushi course for beginners, you learn that you can make tasty that can be served for everyday and occasions.

Zoë has lectured and held sushi courses for A. P. Moller – Maersk, Hugo Boss Nordic, Novo Nordisk, Novartis, Velux, Gorrissen Federspiel, Beierholm revision, Elbek & Vejrup and many more.