Sushi can be eaten with chopstick – or with the hands! Traditionally, nigiri-style sushi was a ‘fast food’ and was intended to be eaten with the hands! If you do use your hand make sure you use your oshibori – hot napkin – to wipe your fingers – but never your face!
Never, under any circumstances, take your sushi apart! It should always be left complete and eaten whole!
Nigiri-style is meant to be eaten in one, single bite!
When dipping sushi into the soy sauce it should always be flipped over and dipped with the neta-side (fish side), not the rice side!
Some forms of sushi such as the seaweed wrapped gunkan-maki rolls should be dipped rice side down, then use your ginger piece to dab soy onto the top.
When taking sushi from a shared plate use the blunt end of the chopsticks!
Rest the narrow end of the chopsticks on your ceramic holder, or Hashi Oki, when not in use. When you have finished place chopsticks across your soy sauce saucer.
Never hand money to a sushi chef – they typically never handle money!
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