How to Eat Sushi

Sushi 101

Sushi is an art form and each piece is crafted with care, so it’s important to eat it properly to fully appreciate its flavors. The first thing to note is that sushi is typically eaten in one bite, so it’s important to take a sizeable but not overwhelming bite. If you’re not sure how much to take, you can watch how others eat it and follow their lead. It’s also important to note that the rice is an important part of sushi, so try not to remove it from the fish.

When it comes to condiments, soy sauce is the most commonly used one. Dip a corner of your sushi into the soy sauce and avoid dipping the entire piece to prevent overwhelming the taste. Also, if the sushi already has sauce on it, skip the soy sauce altogether. Wasabi is another condiment, and contrary to popular belief, it’s not meant to be mixed with the soy sauce. Instead, dab a small amount of wasabi onto your sushi before dipping it into the soy sauce. Finally, ginger is meant to be eaten between different types of sushi as a palate cleanser, not on top of the sushi.

If you’re new to sushi, don’t be afraid to ask your server for advice or recommendations. They will be happy to help you navigate the menu and ensure that you have an enjoyable dining experience. Also, don’t worry if you make a mistake or break a rule – at the end of the day, eating sushi is all about enjoying the flavors and experience. So go ahead, try something new, and see what works for you.