Wow, sushi! The well-known and well-loved food that originated from Japan. Many sushi lovers can now enjoy this delectable small rolls consist of rice and various meat or vegetables from numerous sushi restaurants throughout the world.
If you are eating in a formal restaurant or ordering and eating directly in front of the chef, it is significant to follow the guidelines carefully to avoid offending the chef or those sitting near you. When in Japan, you must eat sushi. But before going to any sushi bar, it's imperative to know some of the common rules and guidelines on the proper way of eating sushi.
You can use either chopsticks or your fingers when eating sushi. But it is easier to use your fingers to prevent dropping the roll or the rice from dropping everywhere. Eating with your fingers is entirely acceptable and the preferred way by most Japanese nationals.
Try to go easy with the sauces used in sushi. This does not apply with soy sauce but with use of wasabi sauce. Using wasabi must be done carefully, however. Most sushi goes with wasabi because if it doesn't, then it is likely intentional to be eaten without it. You can perfectly use wasabi but do not place large amount of over your sushi. This can either be interpreted that the chef did not use enough sauce or you are covering a bad taste.
When dipping your sushi in the small bowl of soy sauce, you must dip it with meat side down and allow the sauce to soak into it. If it properly dipped, you must eat it in one bite. Do not drip soy sauce and do not waste it by pouring it over the rolls.
These are simple ways on how to eat sushi without offending a chef or being embarrassed with other people..