Sushi - Sushi Info (Sushi Restaurant Tips) - Sushi Etiquette
Sushi etiquette is
really nothing special.
Hopefully, many people won’t refrain from going to sushi bars because
that there is this mysterious thing called sushi etiquette. It’s very
and you should be able to enjoy your time without even thinking about
I’m not going to give
you a list, but
rather explain with commonsense, so it comes naturally. Most things are
universal, but some have minor twists because of cultural differences
not to make your dishes dirty. The dish is considered an art of its own, so defacing it is considered a bit rude.
don’t mix and smother wasabi in the soysauce dish. Simply put a piece
of it on
the sushi before lightly dipping it on the tray. You should not replace
that has been bitten already on a dish. All sushi should be eaten in
A good sushi chef should be able to estimate a bite size for each
looking at them, so they don’t have to bite the sushi in half. So if
is too big, then it’s not your fault.
is sort of considered as an art as well,
so try to eat it as is. Don’t
drench your sushi with soy sauce. First of all, this is bad for your
This also masks the flavors of the sushi, and makes
the sushi look like it fell in a bucket
of soy sauce. Only a drop or two of soy sauce should be used. Dip the
an angle and just barely touch the soy sauce. If you are eating a nigiri simply support it with your
fingers and turn your wrist so the sashimi side touches the soy sauce.
not just etiquette, but the best way to taste your sushi.
to taste all the sashimi.
This doesn’t mean that
you have to eat everything in the sushi bar.
But if you really want to taste and appreciate
all your favorite sushi, then
you should start with the lightest tasting fishes (Halibut, Red
gradually go on to the stronger flavors such as toro, salmon, or uni.
only like to eat the oily fishes, then it should be perfectly fine to
with it. This is not considered an etiquette, but it rather shows how
knowledgeable and serious you are about eating. You don’t want to start
with a rich flavored fish, because it will be hard to taste the lighter
with the more delicate aromas.
should not be misinterpreted as it
states. You are the customer, and you are paying for your food after
all. It is
just a though about trying to control you’re appetite. It also implies
ordering the same thing over and over just because you love it. This
childish. Egg omelet is ordered at the end to “yoku
wo shimeru“ or to curb your appetite and call it a night. The
sweet omelet acts the same as any desert, and settles your stomach.
are very hardcore etiquette, so don’t
be discouraged, or loose interest. Many sushi restaurants now days have
cordial atmosphere, so you can really do whatever you want. Just keep
tips in mind if you happen to have a chance to go to an old school,
type of sushi bar.