Random Japanese Etiquette I've Learned Pt. 3

This is mostly table manners.

Eat sushi in one bite. It's okay if you can't, but if that happens you must not put it on the plate. Keep holding it with either your chopsticks or your fingers, whichever you picked it up with.

When using chopsticks to pick up food from a shared plate, use the other end of the chopsticks.

Pick your plate or bowl clean of even a single grain of rice. This shows proper respect for the one who prepared it.

Whatever you do, do NOT mix soy sauce and wasabi.

May 17, 2019


[turning to the soy sauce and holding it above the wasabi] thanks for the idea! ;p

May 17, 2019


May 17, 2019

I prefer to have a nicely sized chunk of wasabi on top of my sushi before dipping the bottom in soy sauce. It’s a double- sided sushi this way. Technically still separated flavor- wise.

May 17, 2019

I knew about the one-bite sushi (although I usually need two bites) but not the other ones. Thanks for sharing!

May 19, 2019

We mix soy sauce and wasabi every time. (My wife is Japanese.)

May 20, 2019
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