As opposed what is commonly believed, sushi and sashimi are not the same thing. While both dishes originated from Japan, there are certain differences between the two.
First and foremost, sushi is a dish consisting of rice which is flavoured using vinegar. This cooked rice may be mixed with vegetables.
Sashimi, on the other hand, refers to the fresh, raw fish or raw meat sliced thinly. Sushi and sashimi are often confused with one another and used interchangeably by some people (when they should not).
Now that we have identified the differences between sushi and sashimi, did you know that there is something called Fruishi?
Fruishi (sometimes spelt as Frushi) or fruit sushi is sushi made from – you’ve guessed it – fruits. Fruishi deceptively looks like the usual sushi we eat – rolled up, with ingredients that look like vegetables or sometimes fruits that resemble the appearance of raw fish.
Instead of using vinegar flavoured rice or sushi rice, Fruishi uses coconut rice. Therefore, it has a sweet taste rather than sour.
Since Fruishi is made from rice and fruits, it could be an excellent and enticing dessert for anyone, including kids. Fruishi are also good for vegetarians.
Various kinds of fruits may be used to make the perfect Fruishi. Pineapple, kiwi, blueberry, strawberry, mangoes, oranges, you name it!
There are many recipes that could be tried to achieve a flavourful and colourful Fruishi dish.
As you may have already know, whenever you have sushi or sashimi, you always pair it with a dipping sauce – soy sauce, wasabi, mayo, and so on.
Another irresistible fact about Fruishi is the dipping sauce that can go with it. As dipping sauce, you can use dip made from almond milk, or have coconut cream dip, peanut sauce, chocolate dip, pureed fruits, yoghurts, or even just Nutella and other chocolate spreads.