If you’re new to sushi, the thought of ordering can be a little daunting. What do all those terms mean? And how many pieces do you get per order? Don’t worry, we’re here to help! In this blog post, we will teach you everything you need to know about ordering sushi like a pro. We’ll cover everything from the different types of sushi rolls to the best way to enjoy your meal. So sit back and relax – we’ll take care of the rest!
What Is Sushi?
Sushi is a Japanese dish that consists of cooked rice and other ingredients such as seafood, vegetables, and sometimes fruit. The most common type of sushi is nigiri, which is sushi rice topped with a slice of fish or other seafood. Other types of sushi include maki (rolled sushi), temaki (hand-rolled sushi), and sashimi (sliced fish or other seafood without rice).
Now that you know the basics, let’s move on to ordering!
How To Order Sushi
When you’re ready to order, there are a few things you should keep in mind. First, decide how many people you’re ordering for and whether you want to share. Sushi is typically served in small, bite-sized pieces, so it’s easy to share if you’re with a group. If you’re ordering for yourself, a good rule of thumb is to order 2-3 pieces per person.
Next, decide what type of sushi you want to order. Do you want nigiri, maki, temaki, or sashimi? Nigiri and maki are the most common types of sushi, so if you’re unsure, start with those.
Finally, choose your specific orders. If you’re ordering nigiri, you’ll need to decide what type of fish or seafood you want. Some popular options include salmon, tuna, shrimp, and eel. For maki, you’ll need to choose your fillings. Popular fillings include cucumber, avocado, and crab.
Once you’ve decided what you want to order, simply tell your server or sushi chef and they will take care of the rest!
How To Eat Sushi
Now that you’ve ordered your sushi, it’s time to enjoy it! There are a few things to keep in mind when eating sushi. First, it’s considered rude to pick up nigiri with your hands. Instead, use chopsticks or hashi (wooden eating picks).
Second, don’t dip nigiri in soy sauce. The sushi chef has already seasoned the fish with the perfect amount of soy sauce, so adding more will only make it too salty. If you’re eating maki, it’s okay to dip it in soy sauce.
Finally, don’t forget to eat the pickled ginger (gari) and wasabi that comes with your sushi! These condiments are meant to be eaten in between pieces of sushi to cleanse your palate.
We hope this guide has been helpful in teaching you how to order and eat sushi like a pro! Now go out and enjoy your meal!
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