Two Sticks vs Two Fingers
Two sticks vs two fingers? Is there really a proper way to eat sushi? Discover sushi’s major rules of two’s.
Chopstick use for sushi is a thing that requires lots of practice. Here’s why: when eating nigiri zushi you should always dip the topping side into the sauce rather than the rice side. If you allow the rice ball to soak up sauce, it will break apart before it gets to your mouth. This clever flipping motion is not an easy task with chopsticks. By all means practice, but don’t feel obligated to use chopsticks. The dampened towels indicate that it is okay to use your hands.
High quality chopsticks do not yield splinters. It is unnecessary to rub chopsticks together. I have never known anyone who uses chopsticks properly to get a splinter. Just think of using of how you use forks: don’t lick them, bite them or pull your lips or teeth across them. And speaking of forks, they are unacceptable. It’s either fingers or chopsticks.
Two Separate Condiments
Please note that wasabi and soy sauce are two separate condiments. Mixing wasabi and soy sauce is the equivalent of opening a salt and pepper shaker and mixing their contents into a bowl. Soy sauce is your salt and wasabi is your pepper. If you mix them, you can’t control the application of either. Simply put a little dab of wasabi on your sushi if needed and dip sparingly into soy sauce. Besides, mixing the two dulls your taste sensations.
What do I drink with sushi?
You can drink almost anything! Water, sodas, beer, sake, wine, green tea, etc. But if you want the best match, stick with beer or sparkling wines.