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A Japanese raw fish delicacy that may be a vector for parasites
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sushi

A Japanese raw fish delicacy that may be a vector for parasites–eg, Anasakis, which often affect sushi made from mackerel caught in early spring Endoscopy Edema, gastritis, erosion Clinical Myalgia, abdominal pain Radiology Thread-like larvae may be seen in radiocontrast studies Treatment Endoscopic removal.
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sushi

(soo'she)
A traditional Japanese food made of raw fish, usually wrapped in a soft rice shell. Some raw fish contain adults or larvae of the nematodes of the family Anisakidae. In order to prevent these organisms from infecting persons who eat raw fish, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has directed that prior to serving, the fish must be suddenly frozen to -31°F (-34.4°C) or below for 15 hr, or held in a commercial freezer at -4°F (-20°C) for 24 hr. After that period, the fish may be thawed and served.
See: anisakiasis
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In the Nigiri Sushi section you can mix and match with reasonably priced selections from $3.75-$5.50.
Whack a piece of fish on top, and you've got ready-to-eat nigiri sushi.
Sitting at a window seat, imagining the view that once existed (tell me if I keep going on about it, won't you?) I kicked off with the chef's selection of nigiri sushi (pounds 6.95), five pieces of tuna, salmon, scallop, prawn and eel.
The venue offers a variety of sushi including sashimi, maki sushi with either cooked or raw ingredients, nigiri sushi, seafood on rice, traditional temaki rolls on seaweed stuffed with rice and seafood and a Teppanyaki cart selling grills.
Ask for a chef's selection, and you'll get half a dozen handcrafted nigiri sushi, lovingly brushed with the chef's special sauce.
A delightful array of the freshest seafood follows: Nigiri Sushi With Oh-Toro, Kinmedai, Hamachi, Tasmanian Ocean Trout And Unagi; Sashimi Two Ways Comprised Of Australian Scampi, Uni And Truffle New Style and Japanese Snapper Dried Miso; Sashimi Salad Of Kampachi, Blue Fin Tuna And Tachiuo Topped With Matsuhisa Dressing; And Phyllo Wrapped King Prawn In Sweet Truffle Aioli, Smoked Cauliflower Puree And Micro Greens.
After you tried maki, you could graduate to nigiri sushi." (Nigiri sushi is a common type of sushi made of an oblong mound of rice usually topped with a piece of fish.)
The venue offers various kinds of sushi so everyone can find a favourite including raw sushi or sashimi, maki sushi with either cooked or raw ingredients, nigiri sushi, seafood on rice, and some traditional temaki rolls on seaweed stuffed with rice and seafood.
We chose some maki sushi - six pieces of rice wrapped in seaweed - containing either salmon or vegetables, and nigiri sushi, twopieces of rice with an assortment of toppings.
The food here consists of different kinds of yakitori and other skewers, nigiri sushi, sashimi and grilled seafood which all go well with cold beer.
My favorites, the salmon nigiri sushi ($5.25) and oven-roasted eel with teriyaki sauce and sesame seed ($4.95), were delicious appetizers.