Sushi is delicious, and it’s also a really fun food to eat. But if you’re not sure of what you’re doing, you might end up offending the staff of a restaurant.
I’ve never had luck with chopsticks, so I eat my sushi with a fork. Thanks to this infographic, I now know that it’s acceptable to eat sushi with my hands. If you’re a chopsticks pro, make sure you don’t rub your chopsticks together. It’s considered rude in Japanese culture.
Also, don’t drench your sushi in soy sauce or cover it in ginger. Ginger is actually supposed to be eaten between different types of sushi to cleanse your palate. It’s also recommended that you start by eating fish with a lighter flavor and move onto more flavorful fish.
Something else to remember: Sushi is healthy for you as long as you stick to seafood and rice. When you order a deep-fried sushi roll filled with mayonnaise, the calories can add up.
Before you head out for your next date, check out our post on sushi etiquette to read even more about what to avoid at a sushi place.