Sushi is delicious, and at the end of the day there are few ways to really get it wrong, but this graphic from I Love Coffee and illustrated by The Oatmeal can help you up your sushi game and enjoy the experience a bit more.
For starters, the major tip at the top of the comic is a great one: Start with the lighter, more delicate fish and then move on to the darker and fattier ones. You’ll give yourself the chance to enjoy the lighter flavors of the white fish like snapper without overwhelming your taste buds with the fatty richness of tuna. If you do want to dig right in for the salmon or the tuna, chow down on a piece of pickled ginger between pieces—it acts as a palate cleanser.
The graphic even gets into proper sushi dipping technique, and reminds you not to get your rice all bogged down with soy sauce to the point where you can’t even taste the fish. The suggestion not to rub your chopsticks together (and the fact that tuna and fatty tuna are actually from the same fish) are also good to know the next time you head out to your favorite sushi restaurant. Scroll down to read the whole thing, or hit the link below to head over to I Love Coffee to see this and other great coffee and sushi-related articles and comics.
- This Graphic Explains Everything You Need to Know About Eating Sushi (lifehacker.com)