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Japanese Food

Sashimi (刺身|さしみ) is a Japanese delicacy consisting of fresh raw fish or meat sliced into thin pieces and often eaten with soy sauce. The dish is often the first course in a formal Japanese meal, but it can also be the main course, presented with rice and miso soup in separate bowls.
Sushi (すし,寿司) is Japanese dish of prepared vinegared rice, with some sugar and salt, and accompanying a variety of ingredients (ネタ, neta). Styles of sushi and its presentation vary widely, but the one key ingredient is "sushi rice" referred to as shari (しゃり),sumeshi (酢飯).