What is 'Kaisen Don?' (+ How is it Different from 'Chirashi Sushi?')
Have you heard of kaisen don? It's a popular Japanese dish that is basically a bowl of sashimi on top of a bed of rice. If you like sushi, you'll love kaisen don! Make sure you try it while in Japan.
What is Kaisen Don?
How Do You Eat Kaisen Don?
What is the Difference Between Sashimi and Chirashi?
Sashimi, on the other hand, is simply slices of raw fish and other seafood, served by itself.
Sashimi Don, Chirashi Sushi, Bara Sushi
-Kaisen don: a bowl of seafood over plain rice
-Chirashi sushi / chirashi don: a bowl or lacquerware box of seafood over shari (vinegared sushi rice)
-Bara sushi / bara chirashi: The same thing as chirashi sushi, except that the seafood is chopped into smaller pieces that are mixed into the rice before eating.
Best Places to Get Kaisen Don in Japan
- I live in west Tokyo and spend most of my time thinking about food or going bouldering.