If you reckon sushi eating is simple, think again. Improving your etiquette is essential learning in this day and age. By learning the right routines and behaviours, you’ll be way more impressive on dates and during plenty of other social situations. Here’s how.
Step 1: Learn what sushi is
Sashimi, uramaki, futomaki, hosomaki, nigiri… there are big differences people. Sure, it’s hard to distinguish Monet from Manet, but until you get the names down, you’ve got no hope of proving yourself a connoisseur.
Step 2: Give the gift of sushi
Because there’s basically no wound that fish can’t heal.
Step 3: Be sushi social
Get catching up with saki maki wedged in your diary. Sushi-friend-dating is the key to maintaining good relationships in style. Down with beer dates (only sushi + beer dates).
Step 4: Get the ginger right
Switching from uramaki to nigiri (for example) requires a palette cleanse. Like when wine tasting, you need to maintain your ability to be a civilised adult — ginger is the water to your wine.
Step 5: Be a know-it-all
It’s often the case that fresh fish supplies are stunted on Sundays, which is the reason why so many sushi places are closed on Mondays. That’s that mystery solved.
Step 6: Don’t make it at home…
Pretty dramatic, we know. But you have to make sure the quality of the fish is good, the wasabi and ginger need to be in place and let’s not even talk about getting the rice right. By all means, give it a bash, but let’s be real folks — when it comes to rolling, home cooking is an incomparable experience to the proper restaurants. Eat here.
Step 7: Gunkan is the new supreme
Hot off the press: gunkan is the freshest, greatest type of sushi going. If you haven’t tried it yet, do it. Then tell everyone you know that you ate it first.