sa·shi·mi | \ˈsä-shə-mē, sä-ˈshē-\

Definition of sashimi 

: a Japanese dish of thinly sliced raw fish

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Much better was the Hamachi Zu sashimi ($9), consisting of a half-dozen pieces of yellowtail, thickly sliced into triangles, soaking in a citrusy ponzu sauce. Malcolm Mayhew, star-telegram, "Poke Stop sure-footed as it catches first wave of Hawaiian-dining trend in Fort Worth | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 4 Apr. 2018 Jacey Duprie Favorite meal and where: Salmon sashimi and the salmon hand rolls at Sugar Fish. Jane Larkworthy, The Cut, "Alli Webb Has Opened Over a Hundred Drybars," 26 June 2018 Jon Gibson is making lionfish tacos and lionfish sashimi and talking about sustainability and lionfish deliciousness. Ben Lowy, Smithsonian, "The Lionfish Have Invaded, But a Ragtag Army of Divers and Chefs Are Fighting Back," 23 May 2018 Prices: Costs at Furin start at $3 for miso soup and go all the way up to $50 for a plate comprised of eight pieces of sushi, 14 pieces of sashimi and tuna maki that's served on wooden boat and easily accommodates two people. Michelle L. Quinn, Post-Tribune, "Guide to outdoor dining in Chicago suburbs and NWI: Furin Japanese Restaurant and Bar in Valparaiso," 10 July 2018 Before ordering sashimi — or, in fact, anything else — check the daily specials posted by the chef, Kuniaki Yoshizawa. New York Times, "Japanese Seafood Without the Painful Price Tag, at Wokuni," 22 May 2018 Crystal Cruises has Nobu's inventive sushi, sashimi, and grilled Wagyu ribeye with wasabi pepper sauce on two of their ships. Veronica Stoddart, Condé Nast Traveler, "Why There’s Never Been a Better Time to Cruise (Hint: the Food)," 12 June 2018 The salmon rice salad features salmon sashimi atop rice and lettuce. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "Here's where to get a poké bowl in Indianapolis, including 5 new restaurants," 31 May 2018 The lox is a sashimi-grade side of salmon cured for nearly a week with lemon, coriander, and dill before it’s sliced into translucent orange ribbons and paired with pickled red onions and avocado on everything bagels from South Street Philly Bagels. Craig Laban,, "Middle Child a bright new player in luncheonette revival," 25 May 2018

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First Known Use of sashimi

1879, in the meaning defined above

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: a Japanese food made of thinly sliced raw fish

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