Learn about Sushi

Keep this guide handy and you'll never be confused.

Types of Sushi

Types of Sushi

Sashimi: fresh raw fish sliced into thin pieces, served without rice or vegetables.

Nigiri: fresh raw fish sliced into thin pieces, served on a ball of rice.

Hosomaki: pieces of raw fish, crab or prawn, with crunchy tempura, avocado, cucumber and other vegetables, rolled with rice in the inside and nori on the outside.

Uramaki: The difference between Uramaki and Hosomaki is that the ingredients are rolled with the nori and the rice is on the outside.

Accompany with…

Accompany with…

Add a dab of wasabi on the sashimi and dip the fish in soy sauce. Never mix wasabi with soy sauce. .


HOW TO EAT IT

HOW TO EAT IT

  1. Only dip the fish in the soy sauce bowl, else the rice with absorb a lot of soy sauce and the rice will break apart; and spoil the taste balance.

  2. Eat the sushi piece all in one bite. If it’s nigiri with the fish side downwards.

  3. The fish must touch the tongue first.

Tip: A little ginger will help take the aftertaste away before you try the next sushi.

 

Facts about Asian Food and Culture

 

In Asian culture it is rude to rub the chopsticks together.

In Asian culture it is rude to rub the chopsticks together. So it’s Digging in a plate for a specific piece, which is referred to us “digging your grave”.

Asian don’t use knives and forks

Asians don’t use knives and forks as they view them as weapons. That’s why food is cut in small bites before it is cooked.

Chinese food has 5 key flavours

Chinese food has 5 key flavours that must be balanced according to traditional Chinese medicine-sweet, sour, salty, bitter and spicy.

Soup is the last course

Soup is the last course of a Chinese meal, unlike Wester culture, where soup is an appetizer.

In Japan it is considered

In Japan it is considered polite to finish off your meal because that’s how the host understands that you enjoyed it; where in China it means that you haven’t had enough.