a Japanese dish consisting of thin slices of fresh raw fish served with soy sauce
Origin of sashimiJapanese from sashi, nominal form of sasu, to pierce (used in place of kiri, to cut, formerly taboo) + mi, meat
A Japanese dish consisting of very thin bite-size slices of fresh raw fish, traditionally served with soy sauce and wasabi.
Origin of sashimiJapanese sasu to prick, stab mi body, meat
(usually uncountable, plural sashimis)
- Thin slices or pieces of raw fish which can be salmon, yellowfin, etc., eaten alone or in sushi (formed sticky rice, wrapped in seaweed)
From Japanese 刺身 (sashimi, “sliced raw fish”).