sa·​shi·​mi | \ ˈsä-shə-mē How to pronounce sashimi (audio) , sä-ˈshē-\

Definition of sashimi

: a Japanese dish of thinly sliced raw fish

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Guests enjoyed a meal catered by Little Gem that started with a salmon sashimi salad, followed by chicken paillard, and finished with a light lemon olive oil cake. Alexandra Macon, Vogue, "Jimmy Choo and Vogue Host a Lunch in the Hamptons With Molly Sims and Estee Stanley," 30 July 2018 Caterers tweeted a photo of maroon sashimi appetizers served to 700 guests attending the Washington state governor's inaugural ball last year. Margie Mason And Martha Mendoza,, "Local, sustainably caught fish? Seafood distributor's murky supply chain is exposed," 14 June 2018 Rolls, sashimi, and the like can be ordered à la carte, but any Bostonian foodie worth their weight in salt knows that its omakase menu or bust here. Todd Plummer, Condé Nast Traveler, "18 Best Restaurants in Boston," 16 July 2018 Dishes include a smoked duck dashi soup with pine, roasted pumpkin topped in homemade ricotta and kombu algae, and yellowtail sashimi marinated in soy, ginger, and lemony yuzu. Michaela Trimble, Vogue, "An Insider’s Guide to the Little Tokyo of Mexico City," 23 Jan. 2019 Alternately, grab sashimi and tapas in the hotel’s Green T Sushi Bar (7 Plaza de las Cortes, William Sertl, WSJ, "Brief, Breezy and Foolproof Itineraries to 6 European Cities," 16 Jan. 2019 SuperStar Virgo alone offers the restaurant Silk Road, for classic Chinese favorites, and Samurai for Japanese specialties like sushi, sashimi, and teppanyaki. Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Cruise Lines in the World: 2018 Readers' Choice Awards," 9 Oct. 2018 The 30-dish tasting menu is a series of otsumami small plates interspersed with sashimi and nigiri courses. Melinda Joe, Condé Nast Traveler, "22 Best Places for Sushi in Tokyo," 27 Feb. 2018 Because Japan is an archipelago—a chain of four main and about 3,000 smaller islands along the Asian Pacific coast—the Japanese eat a fish-heavy diet, with unique raw preparations: sushi and sashimi. Francine Maroukian, Popular Mechanics, "How To Buy Kitchen Knives Like a Pro," 24 Oct. 2018

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1879, in the meaning defined above

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: a Japanese food made of thinly sliced raw fish

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