Persistent Question: What is the ‘right’ way to eat sushi?
My friend Lisa and I stopped by Ace Wasabi’s for dinner last night. We ordered quite a few large rolls — like the vegetarian futomaki, stuffed with asparagus, shiitake mushrooms, cucumber, gobo and kanpya — that were definitely too large to fit into the mouth in one bite. This turned out to be quite a challenge for Lisa, and we wound up with enough rice and vegetables on our plates and in our soy sauce trays to comprise an entire piece of maki!
“The seaweed is too chewy [for me to bite off a clean bite],” my friend complained. She was right.
But given that sushi is eaten on so many first dates, I’ve got to assume there is a strategic way to eat large pieces of sushi without looking like a fool.