Sashimi platters are generally smaller and flatter than sushi servers. These beautiful trays feature subtle shape enhancements, giving dimension and an angular appeal to your presentation. Typically, they are intricately painted or left a shiny white or black color, giving a contemporary glow to your display. This elegant showcasing compliments the bright colors of seafood and soft platforms of sticky rice.
Unlike sushi, sashimi does not typically combine multiple flavors and textures. Sashimi focuses only on the flavors and textures of a specific fish or seafood, such as yellowtail, mackerel or shrimp. The fish sits on a delicate bed of sticky rice and can be dipped in soy sauce if desired. Since these dishes are usually presented as a collection of two pieces rather than a roll of six or eight, they do not require as much space as sushi platters provide. Sashimi platters are specifically designed to house small servings of fish and will look beautiful when presented alone or alongside other traditional Asian foods.
Sashimi platters also might come in handy for the home entertainer. Since home entertainers do not typically need the whole space that sushi servers provide, a sashimi platter may be a good alternative. These trays hold a few rolls at a time, perfect for individual cooking or small gatherings. The trays can also easily be wrapped in saran and stored in the fridge for later.