Sushi Database (with Calories Count)

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Sushi is a popular staple food in Japanese cuisine. Sushi is made with cooked rice that is flavoured with vinegar, and accompanied by a variety of vegetables, meat, and seafood.

Traditional Sushi is prepared with raw seafood, but most typical use cooked ingredients.  There exists many different styles and types as shown in the following:

  • Maki - Ingredients wrapped in Nori(Seaweed). Four types of Maki.
  • Inari - Fried Tofu act as a container that holds the ingredients.
  • Narezushi - Fermented fish used as main ingredient.
  • Nigiri - Ingredients pressed into shape by sushi chef. 
  • Oshizushi - Sushi is molded by a box.
  • Chirashizushi - Bowl of rice with many types of ingredients, also called scattered sushi.
  • Note * Raw fish or meat sliced and served without using rice is called sashimi. Read more on the difference between Sushi and Sashimi.

The most popular type in Japan is Nigiri where as in Western Countries it is the Maki Rolls. You can read more about the differences between the two by clicking on the image below.

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The increasing popularity of sushi outside of Japan has resulted in other ingredients such as avocado, cucumber, okara, fake crab meat(pollock), fruits and other varieties of meats and sauces. 

Sushi List with Calories Info (Constantly Updated)

Sushi Description Ingredients Calories
Honey,thyme Roasted Carrot, Red Pepper & Spring Onion Uramaki

A beautiful vegetarian roll with summer like ingredients.  Nice touch of black toasted sesame seeds to compliment the sweetness of the honey and carrots.  Click here to read more and for recipe.

Carrots, Red Pepper, Spring Onions, Thyme, Sesame Seeds
Spicy Scallop Roll

Popular in North America.  Main ingredients are Rice, chopped Scallop and Sriracha sauce.  Could also have Cucumbers, Avocado, or Pickled Ginger.

Scallop, Sriracha 289
Sea Eel

Sea eel is cook lightly until it become soft.  Soft in texture and light. Sauce is used is a combination of eel juice, soy sauce, rice wine, and sugar

eel, Eel Sauce, Sea Eel 45

Halibut has a light and earthy taste.  A good starter when eating Sushi.

Halibut 43
Rainbow Roll

Very similar to a uramaki California roll but with multiple types of fish and covered in avocado.

Yellowtail, Tuna, Salmon, Snapper, White Fish, eel, Avocado 476
Dynamite Roll

Popular in Canada, contains Prawn Tempura and Masago (capelin roe), Radish Sprouts, Avocado and/or Cucumber, and Mayo.

Prawn, Masago, Radish Sprouts, Avocado, Cucumber, Mayonnais 370
Alaska Roll

Similar to a California roll with raw salmon.

Salmon, Avocado, Crab meat, Pollock 376
Scallop (hotate)

A shelffish high in glycogen which gives its taste and sweetness. Very soft in texture.

Scallop, Hotate 56
Squid (ika)

Squid has a tough texture to it.  With sweet flavors, requires a bit more chewing, but the flavors in each chew is explosive.  Click here for more details on Ika.

Squid 26
Red Snapper (tai)

Red Snapper is a white fish and is prepared several ways(Aged, Skin is only served, and marinated with Kombu)  Popular is the skin preparation of the Red Snapper, considered lighter in texture than other fishes.

Red Snapper, Tai 41