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Do You Actually Know The Right Way To Eat Sushi?

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  1. How should you eat a piece of sushi?
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    Cut it in half
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    In a single bite
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    Take as many bites as you want
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    Eat the fish first, then the rice
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    Eat sushi in a single bite.

    According to Chef Masaharu Morimoto of NYC's Morimoto, you should eat nigiri in one bite in order to experience the harmony of all the flavors. In fact, many chefs will prepare each piece of omakase so that it is perfectly sized for each individual.

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  2. What should you do with the pickled ginger?
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    Eat it on top of the sushi
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    Mix it into the wasabi
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    Eat it by itself 
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    Don't eat it! It's just for decoration.
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    Eat the pickled ginger by itself.

    According to chef Naomichi Yasuda, the pickled ginger is meant to be eaten on its own after you've eaten a piece of sushi, and not on top of a roll. Think of it as cleansing your palette between different types of fish.

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  3. What order should you eat sushi in?
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    Start with  sashimi, end with sushi rolls or cooked food
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    Start with cooked food or sushi rolls, end with sashimi
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    The order doesn't matter
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    Eat the fattiest fish first
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    Start with sashimi, end with rolls.

    You want to move from lighter to heavier as the meal progresses. Robby Cook of New York City's Morimoto says to start with the sashimi, move on to the nigiri (sushi over rice), and end with the maki rolls. If you ordered any cooked food, eat that at the very end.

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  4. What should you do with the soy sauce?
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    Dip nigiri in the soy sauce, rice-side down
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    Dip nigiri in the soy sauce, fish-side down
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    Pour a drop of soy sauce on top of the nigiri
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    Don't use the soy sauce at all
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    Dip nigiri in soy sauce, fish-side down.

    Chef Naomichi Yasuda says soy sauce should be used sparingly. Use just enough to taste it, and when you dip nigiri, dip the fish-side, not the rice side) into the soy sauce dish. The rice can fall apart if it makes contact with the soy sauce.

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  5. What about the wasabi?
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    Put some wasabi in your soy sauce
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    Put as much wasabi as you like on the fish
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    Eat a tiny bit of wasabi in between bites
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    Don't use the wasabi
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    Don't use the wasabi.

    It is not considered traditional or polite to mix wasabi into your soy sauce. The sushi chef puts the right amount of wasabi on individual piece of nigiri. Japanese sushi master Koji Sawada says that he can identify a novice by their excessive use of wasabi.

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  6. It's perfectly acceptable to eat sushi with your hands 
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    It's fine to eat sushi with your hands.

    It may sound odd, but many sushi chefs say their cuisine is meant to be eaten with your hands. Most restaurants provide chopsticks since many people prefer to use them, but according to sushi-master Sawada, you can really only appreciate the sensuality and texture of the sushi if you hold it in your hands.

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  7. Which of these fish should you eat last?
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    Yellowtail
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    Fatty Tuna 
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    Scallop
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    Salmon
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    Eat the fatty tuna last.

    Robby Cook of Morimoto says there is a proper order to eating sushi: start light and lean and move to heavier and fattier fish. That means to begin with white fish like scallop or fluke, progress to yellowtail, move to reds and pink fish like salmon and end with the richest flavors, like fatty tuna.

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