Chirashi Don

Japan loves its raw fish in many forms, but Chirashi don, which is sashimi in a bowl of flavored rice can be quickly consumed over a short lunch break, making it the choice of office workers. Chirashi means “scattered” in Japanese, though some bowls have toppings laid out so beautifully, its easy to question that definition. There are two basic types of chirashi: regular and bara chirashi. Regular chirashi is the more traditional with slices of sashimi atop warm sushi rice. Bara chirashi, like the one pictured here contains diced fish which has been marinated and often contains other ingredients like green onion and tobiko (fish eggs).

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