Chirashi: a Big Bowl of Sushi

Most of the sushi at our Lynnwood Japanese restaurant is easy enough to identify as such. The rolls, the classic nigiri, these are the dishes that we all tend to imagine when we hear the word “sushi”. However, sushi can come in some surprising forms, and it may be hiding on our menu in places that you wouldn’t think to look.

This first thing to realize is that the word “sushi” refers to the special vinegared rice that is used in sushi dishes, and not the fish that usually goes with it. The term is therefore applied to pretty much anything that makes use of this rice, be it as small as a bite-sized roll or as large as a full bowl. Bowl-sized sushi exists in the form of chirashizushi, often called “chirashi sushi” in English speaking countries. These generally take the form of a sushi-style donburi, with a scattering of sashimi or nori sitting on a bed of sushi rice. You can try this traditional dish today at Wild Wasabi!