Korean kimbap and Japanese sushi look the same, but are they really the same thing? The answer is yes and no.
Japanese sushi consists of vinegared rice, which is combined with other ingredients like raw seafood and vegetables. Japanese sushi has various types. Some of these include:
makizushi, also known as norimaki (rolled sushi)
nigirizushi (hand-pressed sushi)
chirashizushi (scattered sushi)
inarisushi (pouch sushi) -fried tofu pouch filled with cooked vinegared rice
oshizushi (box sushi)
Korean kimbap is like a variant of Japanese norimaki. In kimbap, however, the rice is usually mixed with sesame oil. Kimbap usually contains rice, vegetables (carrots, kimchi, pickled radish, etc.), meat (beef, ham, crab, etc), and fried egg.