Building BridgesThis blog and this author seek to build cultural bridges with Japan and the people in it across geographic and linguistic barriers alike. By creating bonds, we can build a brighter future for everyone.
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Pressed By The Chef’s Loving Hand So, to “nigiru” is indeed to grasp. Nigirizushi (sushi > zushi, at the end of a compound word; this makes it easier to say) is grasped by the chef and pressed together. It is … Continue reading
Rice You Can Hold For once, eating with your hands (in Japan) is OK. To nigiru is “To Grasp.” O-Nigiri (Japanese: おにぎり、お握り) is sushi that you grasp while eating it. Put simply, onigiri are rice balls with fillings of some … Continue reading