eating etiquette (how to eat...)
Table manners for eating sushi. In Japan, the assorted raw fish dishes called sushi are eaten with chopsticks or the fingers. Whichever method you choose, there's a correct way to dip a piece of sushi into the accompanying soy sauce. So that the sticky rice won't break up, only the fish side is dipped into sauce; the piece is then brought to the mouth and eaten in one bite. If you forgo tradition altogether and use a fork, cut any pieces that are too large to eat in a single bite with your knife and fork.
Table manners for eating sashimi. A typical Japanese meal begins with sashimi-thinly sliced, raw, boneless fish served without rice. Mix a small amount of wasabi in the dish of soy sauce provided. Then dip the fish into the sauce with chopsticks or a fork.
- Mike Lininger, Editor, Etiquette Scholar
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