Let’s take a look at some fun facts about our favourite Japanese dish!
- The wasabi you are served in sushi restaurants is most likely not real wasabi. It’s a combination of horseradish and mustard powder dyed green to look like the real deal.
- Sushi is supposed to be eaten with your fingers. Chopsticks are for sashimi. Get it right.
- Wasting soy sauce is bad form. Put the teensiest amount in your dish and top it up as necessary. Your wastage will be frowned upon.
- Do NOT dip the sushi rice in soy sauce. It will fall apart in your cup. Turn it upside down and dip the fish instead. Celebrate good form.
- 80% of Blue Fin Tuna caught in the world is made into sushi and sashimi
- Sushi chef’s knives are sharpened every single day to ensure paper-thin slices of fish
- The term “sushi” refers to the vinegar rice, NOT the fish
- Mixing wasabi with soy sauce can be offensive to the chef
- Western styles of sushi incorporating bizarre foodstuff like beef, okra and avocado are frowned upon and rarely actually found in Japan.
- Good sushi rice is sticky and chewy, but not too much so
– Nomster Tori