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What's the difference between kimbap and sushi?

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What's the difference between kimbap and sushi?

Postby shanshanchua » June 1st, 2008 3:56 pm

I've eaten plenty of sushi, but kimbap, never. What's the difference?[/b]

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Postby rooraa » June 1st, 2008 4:38 pm

Well, I'm certainly no expert but Kimbab doesn't have raw fish while sushi does and sushi is japanese and Kimbap is korean.

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Postby Bouks » June 1st, 2008 10:09 pm

I have only eaten kimbap once. It seemed to be a lot like Japanese "futomaki" - larger-sized rolls that had different vegetables in them, and egg. As rooraa said, they tend not to have raw fish in them (but then again futomaki favors vegetables over raw fish too). Ginger and wasabi were not served with mine - another difference with the Japanese version, I think.
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Postby mariefrenette » June 2nd, 2008 3:04 am

Sushi is a Japanese word. The Korean word 회 means raw fish.

초밥 is the kind where there is some raw fish lying on top of some rice.

Kimbab is rice and some veggies, sometimes meat (ham, tuna etc) rolled up in seaweed. It is like california rolls you can get at japanese restaurants.

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Postby rooraa » June 2nd, 2008 4:36 pm

Yumm Callifornia rolls는 맛있어요!
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Postby manyakumi » June 3rd, 2008 2:38 am

Sushi = 초밥

Sashimi = 회


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Postby steved » June 3rd, 2008 3:43 pm

Raw fish is 회, or 사시미 (borrowed from Japanese). I think the California roll is about as close to 김밥 as you can get here in the states. When we make 김밥 at home we typically put in some carrot, spinach, pickled radish (단무지), egg and some meat, usually ham or that crab stuff.

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Postby Keith » June 4th, 2008 2:01 am

My family recipe: put in some 오뎅 pan fried with sugar. My mom's 김밥 is the best in the world.... seriously!

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Postby javiskefka » June 4th, 2008 6:01 pm

오뎅 has more of a starchy than fishy taste anyway, so I bet that would be pretty good. :D

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