I think the reasons for this are many but at the end of the day this is really something that you should know how to do as this is really going to impact the way that you interact with and behave in situations like this.
Follow along and in today's article I'll be getting into some different things that you can do to ensure that you're really getting the most out of your dining experience and as always if there's anything that you're not understanding feel free to leave anything below and I'd be more than happy to take a look at whatever it is you're having trouble with...
A Beginner's Guide to Eating Sushi
Here's what Huffington Post has to say about the ins and outs of eating sushi:
Sushi is so popular in the United States, it's almost hard to believe that it wasn't always a part of American culture. But thanks to sushi's introduction in the 1950s, we now enjoy sushi whenever we want -- on an evening out with friends or even for a quick work lunch from the corner deli. But even with sushi's wide availability, many people are confounded by it. It's easy to feel lost in a sushi restaurant, not knowing what all the different types are -- whether it has raw fish or not, and how to even begin to eat it. For the beginner sushi eater, we've put together a glossary of all the popular pieces of sushi, how they're made and what ingredients they usually contain.
Sushi For The First-Timer
If it's your first time eating sushi, go with a friends who understand it better than you, or sit at the bar and get recommendations from the sushi chef. They're always willing to help you understand the territory.
Once you've gotten adventurous you can ask for omakase, which means "to trust the chef" and gives the chef carte blanche to make you anything he likes -- but be sure you're ready to try anything and pay for just about anything. And with regards to fugu(the blowfish that's poisonous if it's cut the wrong way), check to see if the sushi chef is licensed to serve it.
As you can see this is really something that has had a big impact on American cuisine and lifestyle so I really think that if you plan on making this a part of your life or even if you're trying to just go out and try this once then you're really going to want to make sure you're taking these things into account.
ConclusionIn conclusion I'd like to state that this is something that everyone should know. I really think that if you're looking for some information on sushi or how it relates to you then this is going to be a great exercise and will also really help you get a better idea about how it all works.
If you've got any additional questions please feel free to ask and of course be sure to check back next week for our ongoing Fuji Sushi series...until next time!