World-famous Nobu chef defines the proper way to eat sushi
Sushi is a global phenomenon, evolving with the times to become of the world’s most delicious and popular dishes. But most people don’t eat sushi the right way, according to renowned sushi chef Nobuyuki Matsuhisa, founder of the Nobu restaurants.
As revealed by Matsuhisa, it is incorrect to at sushi with chopsticks, mix wasabi with soy sauce, or put soy sauce on the rice side of the sushi.
Are these some of the things you do when you eat sushi?
In an interview with Business Insider, Chef Matsuhisa demonstrates the correct, Japanese way of consuming sashimi, nigiri and sushi rolls.
Sushi is actually meant to be eaten with your fingers because “sushi chefs make the sushi with their fingers, and with their heart,” Matsuhisa says. However, chopsticks can be used if the person does not like the smell of fish on their hands.
The next most important part of eating sushi is soy sauce. Matsuhisa says that people pour way too much soy sauce. Instead, there should only be a thin layer of sauce in the sauce dish, and instead of dipping the rice into the sauce, the fish side should touch the soy sauce.
Another huge part of sushi is wasabi. However, most people mix wasabi into their soy sauce to create a thick condiment in which to sip their sushi. This is incorrect, as Matsuhisa reveals, saying that the traditional Japanese way to eat wasabi with sushi is by dipping the fish into a small amount of soy sauce and using your chopsticks or fingers to place some wasabi on it. This is because wasabi should typically already be inside between the rice and the fish.
Do you think you need to change your sushi consuming ways?
By: Maytinee Kramer