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NFA [TotalFark]
2014-02-25 05:13:24 AM
Ha, I was going to say with your hands (the correct way) but the video beat me to it.
 
2014-02-25 05:48:51 AM
If you're willing to disrespect sushi by only focusing on the act of eating it, don't watch this video. It describes the complete proper etiquette of sushi.

http://youtu.be/bDL8yu34fz0
 
NFA [TotalFark]
2014-02-25 05:54:27 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: If you're willing to disrespect sushi by only focusing on the act of eating it, don't watch this video. It describes the complete proper etiquette of sushi.

http://youtu.be/bDL8yu34fz0


Hilarious video!
 
2014-02-25 06:15:59 AM
Maybe you are.
 
2014-02-25 08:25:01 AM
It's like pizza of chili.
there is no wrong.
 
2014-02-25 11:57:06 AM
As long as it gets in my mouth then belly, I actually don't care.
 
2014-02-25 12:07:14 PM
I learned that back when I was stationed in Japan.  The only people who ate sushi with chopsticks were Americans who didn't know any better.  So now I do it in the States, and get weird looks from other diners, but the chefs sort of nod, and look surprised that an American knows what they're doing.
 
2014-02-25 12:11:16 PM
If you watch Jiro Dreams of Sushi (which is a great documentary) his customers eat with chopsticks.

Some of them anyway.
 
2014-02-25 12:28:38 PM
I'm sure the people in the sushi joint in the strip mall in Fontana are fainting from my sushi eating practices
 
2014-02-25 12:30:07 PM
I do eat sushi correctly.

It's nice when the proper way is the easy way.
 
2014-02-25 12:31:08 PM
Correct, the only way to eat Sushi is beer batter and deep fry it.  Along with some hush puppies.
 
2014-02-25 12:45:02 PM

Rev.K: If you watch Jiro Dreams of Sushi (which is a great documentary) his customers eat with chopsticks.

Some of them anyway.


I love Jiro. I want to eat his sushis. I feel bad for Yoshikazu, though.

The food critic guy ate with his hands, I think. Maybe it's personal preference?
 
2014-02-25 12:57:42 PM
Step 1: Don't eat sushi.

There is no step 2. Other than maybe going out and grabbing a pizza or something.  And a 6-pack of Bud.  But the bottled Bud, not the canned Bud.  That stuff tastes like camel piss, for some reason.  No, I have not been chasing camels around to get samples.  I'm just guessing here.

...

That kind of got away from me, a little...
 
2014-02-25 01:12:35 PM
I've always eaten it with my fingers but only so I could have the guys at the Italian Social Club smell my fingers later while I waggle my eyes and act convincingly totally not homosexual.
 
2014-02-25 01:13:42 PM
Any way Jiro tells me
 
2014-02-25 01:33:31 PM

Anne.Uumellmahaye: As long as it gets in my mouth then belly, I actually don't care.


Seriously. And I know each piece should be one bite, but some of the rolls they make are ridiculously big and have things like prawn tails sticking out.  Some dissection is needy.
 
2014-02-25 01:47:28 PM

God Is My Co-Pirate: Anne.Uumellmahaye: As long as it gets in my mouth then belly, I actually don't care.

Seriously. And I know each piece should be one bite, but some of the rolls they make are ridiculously big and have things like prawn tails sticking out.  Some dissection is needy.


I've found that with my choices being either having chipmunk cheeks stuffed with a tuna roll or attempting to bite it in half and losing the entire thing in my lap and having the chef silently kill me with his eyes, ill go full chipmunk every time.
 
2014-02-25 01:55:06 PM
Sushi is just a wasabi delivery device.  As long as I'm breathing fire after biting into a hunk of sushi, I don't care what I used to get it in my mouth.

Eating sushi should be like being gassed with a canister of CS.  It's agony at first, but then you realize your sinuses are clearer than they have been for a decade.
 
2014-02-25 02:23:56 PM
this again? our yearly how to eat sushi thread brought you you by a japanese white guy.
 
2014-02-25 02:34:44 PM
Oh, I don't smash my sushi around like a goddamned spastic? Good to know, I had no idea.
 
2014-02-25 02:53:06 PM

Anne.Uumellmahaye: I love Jiro. I want to eat his sushis.


I practically drooled while watching that movie. His technique was amazing and his pieces were flawless.

Anne.Uumellmahaye: I feel bad for Yoshikazu, though.


Japanese apprenticeship looks incredibly brutal.
 
2014-02-25 02:53:30 PM
Screw you video. I'm dunking the rice. I may sacrifice a few grains of rice but it absorbs way more of the delicious soy-sauce/wasabi concoction.
 
2014-02-25 02:57:07 PM

Rev.K: Anne.Uumellmahaye: I love Jiro. I want to eat his sushis.

I practically drooled while watching that movie. His technique was amazing and his pieces were flawless.

Anne.Uumellmahaye: I feel bad for Yoshikazu, though.

Japanese apprenticeship looks incredibly brutal.


His technique triggered my ASMR. Which is why I've watched it three times now.

Mmm... Tingly sushi...
 
2014-02-25 02:57:14 PM
Rule #1: Enjoy sushi how you like it and not as defined by some foodie snob.

Easy way to eat for me.  Drizzle soy over sushi while on the plate (avoids having to dip), take your fork and catch a dab of wasabi with one of the tines, put wasabi on the now "pre-soyed" sushi, slide a piece of ginger on top of the sushi/soy/wasabi piece and then scoop fork under sushi and put in mouth.  Savor the flavor and always get at least 1 roll with smoked salmon and cream cheese as part of the mix.
 
2014-02-25 03:03:05 PM
Holy balls, one of these things is correct for a change.
 
2014-02-25 03:14:34 PM

fsufan: take your fork


No.

Just. No.
 
2014-02-25 03:45:00 PM

fsufan: Rule #1: Enjoy sushi how you like it and not as defined by some foodie snob.

Easy way to eat for me.  Drizzle soy over sushi while on the plate (avoids having to dip), take your fork and catch a dab of wasabi with one of the tines, put wasabi on the now "pre-soyed" sushi, slide a piece of ginger on top of the sushi/soy/wasabi piece and then scoop fork under sushi and put in mouth.  Savor the flavor and always get at least 1 roll with smoked salmon and cream cheese as part of the mix.


Yes, because smoked salmon and cream cheese are soooooo Japanese.
 
2014-02-25 03:48:47 PM

tillerman35: Sushi is just a wasabi delivery device.


This is sooooo false.

Good sushi doesn't even need wasabi. A nice piece of meat and just enough rice to keep you from choking on the fat as you might if there weren't any rice.
 
2014-02-25 03:49:35 PM
1. Chopsticks
2. I dip the rice part
3. Wanna fight?  Yeah I thought so..
 
2014-02-25 04:04:21 PM
K. I've seen/heard of this technique to believe it's for reals.

SERIOUS QUESTION: what about sashimi ? Hands or chopsticks preferred. (I'm not big on the lump of rice farking Wu raw fish flavor goodness ).

Oh, and if chopsticks, soy sauce/wasabi dunking w hand cool?
 
2014-02-25 04:22:14 PM

fsufan: Rule #1: Enjoy sushi how you like it and not as defined by some foodie snob.

Easy way to eat for me.  Drizzle soy over sushi while on the plate (avoids having to dip), take your fork and catch a dab of wasabi with one of the tines, put wasabi on the now "pre-soyed" sushi, slide a piece of ginger on top of the sushi/soy/wasabi piece and then scoop fork under sushi and put in mouth.  Savor the flavor and always get at least 1 roll with smoked salmon and cream cheese as part of the mix.

While I generally embrace the rule of "do what makes you happy not what others say is right" I have to say putting the pickled ginger on the sushi is plain wrong.

It is a palate cleanser not a condiment like wasabi or soy.

It would do you more benefit to eat it between pieces so that you can enjoy the full variation of flavor from the new bite instead of the lingering tastes of the last. But hey if you want to pay good money for sushi you go ahead and ruin it any way you like.
 
2014-02-25 04:25:50 PM

Rev.K: If you watch Jiro Dreams of Sushi (which is a great documentary) his customers eat with chopsticks.

Some of them anyway.


He also puts the soy sauce on the fish himself. No dipping needed.

/personally I use chopsticks, I don't like getting rice all over my fingers
 
2014-02-25 04:31:36 PM
So they used to it sushi like a bunch of fourth graders from an Arkansas public school?

Seriously, I can't believe that a grown adult would use any of the "buzzed" methods.

And yes, eating sushi with your fingers is fine. Sushi with raw fish came into existence when fish traders needed something to eat during the long work day. They could cut some fresh fish from their own supply and eat it with rice (actually a cognate to the sandwich). But a sizeable percentage of Japanese use chopsticks in a restaurant.
 
2014-02-25 04:36:55 PM

Thinyser: While I generally embrace the rule of "do what makes you happy not what others say is right" I have to say putting the pickled ginger on the sushi is plain wrong.


I totally agree.

I have always eaten the ginger in between bites, or I save it and eat it at the end.

I see a lot of people put it on top, especially on rolls. If they like it, hey, go nuts, but for so many pieces of sushi, the ginger would be overpowering. The flavor of the fish is very mild and subtle and other than a piece of mackerel, even a thin slice of pickled ginger is going to completely change the flavor of the piece.
 
2014-02-25 04:39:23 PM
My dick is named Sushi, so I am getting a kick.
 
2014-02-25 04:55:32 PM

doglover: tillerman35: Sushi is just a wasabi delivery device.

This is sooooo false.

Good sushi doesn't even need wasabi. A nice piece of meat and just enough rice to keep you from choking on the fat as you might if there weren't any rice.


It may not be high-brow, but I wouldn't be surprised if I found it served at a run-of-the-mill kaiten-zushi joint
 
2014-02-25 04:56:58 PM

CreativeFarkHandle: doglover: tillerman35: Sushi is just a wasabi delivery device.

This is sooooo false.

Good sushi doesn't even need wasabi. A nice piece of meat and just enough rice to keep you from choking on the fat as you might if there weren't any rice.

It may not be high-brow, but I wouldn't be surprised if I found it served at a run-of-the-mill kaiten-zushi joint


I totally just quoted the wrong person.

zabadu: fsufan: Rule #1: Enjoy sushi how you like it and not as defined by some foodie snob.

Easy way to eat for me.  Drizzle soy over sushi while on the plate (avoids having to dip), take your fork and catch a dab of wasabi with one of the tines, put wasabi on the now "pre-soyed" sushi, slide a piece of ginger on top of the sushi/soy/wasabi piece and then scoop fork under sushi and put in mouth.  Savor the flavor and always get at least 1 roll with smoked salmon and cream cheese as part of the mix.

Yes, because smoked salmon and cream cheese are soooooo Japanese.


See previous post
 
2014-02-25 05:00:13 PM
I knew this already, but I still manage to dip fish side down with a bit of wasabi on the tip of the chopsticks.  I'd use my fingers if so many people weren't so uptight about it at sushi restaurants.
 
2014-02-25 05:16:37 PM

Serious Post on Serious Thread: SERIOUS QUESTION: what about sashimi ? Hands or chopsticks preferred. (I'm not big on the lump of rice farking Wu raw fish flavor goodness )


Sashimi, in my experience is either.  However, unlike with sushi (not the rolls, but raw fish on vinegared rice) chopsticks actually make logistical sense when eating sashimi.  It also just seems more correct. From what I've seen there will be a large majority of both Japanese and Misc. using chopsticks with sashimi, and fingers for edamame and tempura.  I've never been to Japan, though, so this is coming from what I've seen Japanese immigrants do on the West Coast.

Personally, i prefer chopsticks with sashimi, hands fish-side down to dip for sushi.  My Japanes friends have told me that I eat like a steel worker (I mix my wasabi into my soy sauce, pre-meal).

As far as i'm concerned, it's what ever you want to do, just as long as your not leaving gobs of rice in the bowl of soy sauce.
 
NFA [TotalFark]
2014-02-25 05:42:01 PM

rtaylor92: Screw you video. I'm dunking the rice. I may sacrifice a few grains of rice but it absorbs way more of the delicious soy-sauce/wasabi concoction.


THIS

The smug "sushi is art" crowd can suck it (Jiro's place is an exception).  In America Sushi is a meal.  We aren't Japanese, so all the traditional masturbatory gyrations THEY go through to shove, fish and veggies in their face is just stupid here in America.

Pick it up with your hands, use chop sticks, soak it in soy, do whatever you like. As long as most of it makes it's into your mouth and not on your shirt or the floor, you're doing fine.   The smug self righteousness is for losers.
 
2014-02-25 06:00:58 PM
He didn't even use sushi rice. It was falling apart with every attempt.
 
2014-02-25 06:03:55 PM

NFA: The smug "sushi is art" crowd can suck it (Jiro's place is an exception).  In America Sushi is a meal.  We aren't Japanese, so all the traditional masturbatory gyrations THEY go through to shove, fish and veggies in their face is just stupid here in America.

Pick it up with your hands, use chop sticks, soak it in soy, do whatever you like. As long as most of it makes it's into your mouth and not on your shirt or the floor, you're doing fine.   The smug self righteousness is for losers.


Your describing two polar opposites that barely exist, and are usually used as comic relief.  It's completely hypothetical.  Sushi doesn't have to be an "art" (it is, but "eating sushi" isn't and has never been considered one). And shoving your face and dropping rice all in the soy sauce while craning around looking for sympathetic pigs as if you're ordering a REGLAR CAWFFEE at Starbucks is more forced and just as obnoxious as calling someone out on their dining etiquette.

Eating sushi anywhere is no different.  If your sushi crumbles, you're doing it wrong, simple as that.
 
2014-02-25 06:08:45 PM
I brought my visiting Japanese friend Mami to eat sushi in Santa Monica after a surf session.  I used chopsticks.  She used a fork.  I asked her why.  She said "Because fork is so awesome!  I love this forks!  It's perfect tool for eating!" And then she fork-lifted up a slice of albacore roll, dipped it in a little ponzu, slid it into her mouth and gave me the thumb's up.  As far as she was concerned, one of the great percs of being in the West is eating with a fork and knife.  And she's right.  The fork is a pretty awesome tool.  I think, with the whole fork/knife/spoon combination, we westerners might have just gotten the whole eating utensil thing right.  It's not as skillful as the chopstick, and certainly not as traditional as eating with one's hands, but for efficiency and cleanliness, it's kinda hard to beat.
 
2014-02-25 06:42:43 PM
sushi sucks ass
 
2014-02-25 06:57:45 PM

shamalamadingdong: I brought my visiting Japanese friend Mami to eat sushi in Santa Monica after a surf session.  I used chopsticks.  She used a fork.  I asked her why.  She said "Because fork is so awesome!  I love this forks!  It's perfect tool for eating!" And then she fork-lifted up a slice of albacore roll, dipped it in a little ponzu, slid it into her mouth and gave me the thumb's up.  As far as she was concerned, one of the great percs of being in the West is eating with a fork and knife.  And she's right.  The fork is a pretty awesome tool.  I think, with the whole fork/knife/spoon combination, we westerners might have just gotten the whole eating utensil thing right.  It's not as skillful as the chopstick, and certainly not as traditional as eating with one's hands, but for efficiency and cleanliness, it's kinda hard to beat.


One of those sociological differences.  Grass being greener and all that.
 
2014-02-25 07:44:23 PM
Why would you take something with such a "delicate" flavor such as sushi and coat it with soysaltbomb?
 
2014-02-25 08:30:46 PM
I lived in Japan for nearly 5 years from mid-2001 to early 2006. During that time, I learned to speak Japanese, I made a great many Japanese friends all over the country, and I ate lots of good food with them.

In all of my times going out to actual sushi bars, izakayas, and any other places which serve sushi, not once did I see a Japanese person eating sushi with his or her hands, with the singular exception of te-maki (the kind of more loosely wrapped sushi), which, due to its size, was often eaten with a combination of holding mainly with chopsticks while being steadied and guided by hand.

Seriously, where does the "the proper way to eat sushi is with your hands" idea come from? If it is the traditional way of eating sushi, then either very few if any people do it any more or I was the butt of a huge conspiracy to not show this particular foreigner that Japanese people in Japan do eat it that way...
 
2014-02-25 09:19:13 PM
1. Place spoon on table in front of you, handle pointing away from you.
2. Place sushi on handle.
3. Open mouth.
4. Pound on spoon.
5. Sushi arcs perfectly into mouth.

The locals will now accept you as one of their own.
 
2014-02-25 09:24:40 PM

AverageAmericanGuy: If you're willing to disrespect sushi by only focusing on the act of eating it, don't watch this video. It describes the complete proper etiquette of sushi.

http://youtu.be/bDL8yu34fz0


I was hoping someone would post that.
 
2014-02-25 10:41:48 PM

Thinyser: It is a palate cleanser not a condiment like wasabi or soy.


The only exception is mackerel.  The ginger offsets the oily fish and the result is magic, expecially with some minced green onion on it also.
 
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