How to eat Sushi
Sushi is really a multi-faceted, delicious and finger licking meal.
The meal is suitable for individuals who are on diets since it is low in fats.
Despite the fact that lots of people love sushi, they don’t eat a lot of it. This is simply because eating sushi is expensive. However, if you like sushi and can’t afford to eat it when out in sushi bars, then you can make it at home cheaper.
Making sushi is relatively easy and straightforward and does not require you to be a chef. There are a number of sushi recipes around that do not involve any cooking at all (apart from the rice), so there is really no excuse not to have a go at making sushi at home.
Sushi is meant to be eaten with the fingers, and all the sushi that doesn’t look right are eaten as well. There is no need to waste anything. 🙂
The most common types of sushi that are easily made at home are;
Nigiri-zushi: This is eaten with fingers by dipping in soy sauce. It consists of hand shaped blocks of rice covered with thin slices of fish. For the beginner, I would suggest that you use thinly sliced smoked salmon. You can add a smear of wasabi under the smoked salmon or add it to the soy sauce. I tend to do both, but then again I enjoy the taste of wasabi.
The eating technique for Nigiri-zushi
1. Just like when you are eating any food, clean and dry your hands.
2. Take a small dish and put some soy sauce in it. You’ll need this sauce for dipping the fish into.
4. If you’re eating nigiri-zushi (hand shaped sushi), hold a piece of the sushi with your middle finger and the thumb. The index finger need to be stretched and put on top of the piece you’ve just taken. Put one end of the sliced fish into the soy sauce. Don’t dip the rice end of the sushi (the correct way is that the fish only touches the soy sauce).
5. Bite off the piece that you have dipped into the soy sauce.
6. For the remaining piece, you should dip remaining fish back into the soy sauce. Soak the remaining part and bite all of it.
Other types of sushi that are eaten in a similar manner – dip into soy sauce and eat in two or more bites;
This is a kind of sushi rolls that has been wrapped with sea weed.
Also referred to as norimaki, you can find several varieties like raw tuna roll (Tekkamaki), fat roll (futomaki), cucumber (kappamaki) sushi rolls among others.
This is a brown and sweet tasting sushi with an oval shape. An example of sushi in this category is the aburaage which can be a deep fried tofu pouch filled with rice.
This is really a type of sushi that’s composed of a mixture of different ingredients; for example seaweed, raw fish and mushroom as well as seasoned fish.