You would never have the chance to learn some of the basic rules of sushi eating etiquette. You might be surprised to discover that something you thought was common sense is actually wrong.
Should I Eat With Chopsticks or My Hands?
Some people believe that eating sushi with chopsticks is better manners, but it doesn’t matter. Eating with chopsticks is less likely than eating with hands to cause the food to become warm. However, eating however you want or feel comfortable with has no downside. The basic rule when eating with hands is to pick up the food with your thumbs, index fingers, and middle fingers from three different directions. It is considered polite to eat gari using chopsticks.
How Can I Add Soy Sauce to My Food?
The correct way to eat sushi is to dip only the topping, and not the rice, in soy sauce. Rice should not be dipped in soya sauce because “too much will stick to it,” “the soya sauce will cause the rice to fall apart,” and “the soya sauce will make the rice look bad.” If you are eating sushi with chopsticks or your hands, it’s easier to add soy sauce to the topping if you tip the sushi off to one side.
* Gunkan maki is a popular way to eat Uni (sea urchin) or Ikura, which are both salmon roe. You dip the pickled ginger in soy, like you would a brush and then add soy to the sushi. This is more about being aware of the beauty of eating. It is okay to dip rice in soya sauce as long as it doesn’t spill.
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