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
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
Scallop (hotate)

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

Scallop, Hotate 56
Michigan Roll

Similar to a Spicy Tuna Roll which has fillings of smelt roe, spicy sauce and avocado.

Tuna, Spicy Tuna, Smelt Roe, Spicy Sauce, Avocado 440
Unagi Roll
This roll has 2 main ingredients, barbecued eel and avocado, which give it a soft texture and a sweet taste.
Avocado, Barbecue Eel, eel 372

Low in price since this type of fish is abundant. One of the most healthiest type of fish but not very popular.  Served cooked but can eaten Raw(must eaten after caught) Oily and dry texture.  Tends to spoil fast, so do not take out.

Mackerel 88
Salmon Roe (ikura)

Roe is the fully ripe internal egg masses in the ovaries. The roe of the Salmon is removed and marinated in soy sauce and sake.  It is then wrapped in Nori.

Salmon Roe, Salmon 40
Spanish Mackerel

A small and tasty fish that is served with a dash lemon juice.  Very affordable and one of the healthiest fish.

Spanish Mackerel 95
Tuna Belly (otoro)

The highest fat content of the Belly(under-belly) is rich in Omega 3.  Can be confused with toro, but is distinctive by the vibrant white colored lines.  Highly prized and not popular outside of Japan.  Different grades are given to the quality of the Otoro just like grading Steak.

Tuna, Tuna Belly 70
Salmon Skin Roll

Popular in North America.  Has a nice crispy sweet taste.  Main ingredient is Grilled Salmon Skin which is packed with nutrients. 

Salmon, Grilled Salmon Skin, Avocado 245