Rolls & Rolls Lecture #1

Jargon in the sushi menu

Masago

Smelt Roe. Masago are tiny eggs like tobbiko. These look like bright orange caviar, and some of restaurants may serve masago instead of tobbiko.

Unagi

Freshwater Eel. Saltwater eels are known as anago in Japanese.

Hamachi

Yellowtail. The meat from the belly, where the fish is rich in oil and fat, is white, and the leaner meat on the back part of the fish is tan to light pink.

Tamago

Sushi Omelet which made from chicken eggs.

Ebi

Black Tiger Shrimp. Ebi is the universal Japanese term for shrimp or prawns, but the most common type of prawn served as ebi all over the world is the black tiger shrimp.

Tempura

It is a popular Japanese dish of deep fried battered meats, seafood, or vegetables.

Gobo

Wild Carrot

Ponzu sauce

It is a citrus-based sauce commonly used in Japanese cuisine. It is very tart in flavor, with a thin, watery consistency and a light yellow color.

 

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