Irrashaimase!   Traditional Sushi in a Newfangled World Melissa Casburn
You’re not doing anything wrong.
Sushi evolved from pickled fish.
Irrashaimase!
Do interact with  the sushi chef, but  don’t chit-chat.
Do assume that everything is fresh.
Do order everything except sushi from the server.
Maki  Temaki  Nigiri  Inari Do eat with your hands (if it’s not sashimi).
Do use subtlety if you  rub your chopsticks together.
Do turn sticks around to take food from a shared platter.
Do enjoy a bit of soy, on the FISH.
Do try it without wasabi.
Do eat it upside down.
Do eat from “light” to “heavy”.
Do clear your palate with ginger.
Do try beer instead of sake.
Do let the chef choose.
Do eat fugu *  at your own risk. *Also known as pufferfish and blowfish
Do wait to belch.
Do experiment. Melissa  Casburn [email_address]
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Irrashaimase!: Traditional Sushi in a Newfangled World - Melissa Casburn

  1. 1. Irrashaimase! Traditional Sushi in a Newfangled World Melissa Casburn
  2. 2. You’re not doing anything wrong.
  3. 3. Sushi evolved from pickled fish.
  4. 4. Irrashaimase!
  5. 5. Do interact with the sushi chef, but don’t chit-chat.
  6. 6. Do assume that everything is fresh.
  7. 7. Do order everything except sushi from the server.
  8. 8. Maki Temaki Nigiri Inari Do eat with your hands (if it’s not sashimi).
  9. 9. Do use subtlety if you rub your chopsticks together.
  10. 10. Do turn sticks around to take food from a shared platter.
  11. 11. Do enjoy a bit of soy, on the FISH.
  12. 12. Do try it without wasabi.
  13. 13. Do eat it upside down.
  14. 14. Do eat from “light” to “heavy”.
  15. 15. Do clear your palate with ginger.
  16. 16. Do try beer instead of sake.
  17. 17. Do let the chef choose.
  18. 18. Do eat fugu * at your own risk. *Also known as pufferfish and blowfish
  19. 19. Do wait to belch.
  20. 20. Do experiment. Melissa Casburn [email_address]

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