🍣 6 steps to eat Sushi right with #bentokado 🍣
Step 1: Use chopsticks to eat your sushi. It’s also acceptable to use your hands, especially when it’s nigiri or hand rolls. When picking up a piece of sushi from a shared plate, use the back end of your chopsticks to pick up food.
Step 2: When not using your chopsticks, rest them on the ceramic chopstick holder. If no holder is provided, you can fold a makeshift one out of the paper wrapper from the chopsticks.
Step 3: The pickled ginger is eaten between courses as a palate cleanser and digestion aid. Don’t mix it with your soy sauce or eat it with the sushi.
Step 4: When dipping a piece of sushi in soy sauce, briefly dip fish side down. The rice is already seasoned with vinegar so it doesn’t need the soy sauce. Plus, the rice will break apart if it absorbs any liquid. If the sushi is already served with a sauce, like unagi sauce or spicy mayonnaise, then soy sauce is not needed.
Step 5: While traditionally there is no need to add any wasabi or soy sauce because the chef has already applied the appropriate amount to the sushi, nowadays it is common practice for diners, especially in America, to add wasabi to their preference by either adding it directly to the fish or mixing the wasabi into the soy sauce.
Step 6: Eat a piece of sushi in one bite. It may be a mouthful, but it’s better than trying to bite it in half and it falling to pieces.