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Handle your sushi like a pro

Ignoring preparation (which can be an intensely meticulous process on the part of sushi chefs), nothing about the actual consumption of sushi needs to be complicated, at least in my experience. After all, it is only a slab of fish over a block of rice. Sushi is meant to be eaten in one bite, so handling the sushi centered around this concept will make for the best and cleanest experience. There are many ways, but I personally eat the sushi with my hands. I grab the sushi by the sides of the rice, and turn it upside down when dipping it into soy sauce, so as to only apply soy sauce to the fish, preserving the rice as is. I have been advised by sushi chefs that this is the proper way to eat sushi, as it is the quickest and most efficient way to consume the sushi after it has been placed in front of you by the chef. The rice can easily fall apart, so time is of the essence!

by KurtisW

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