Sushi Kimagure - Pasadena
Sushi Kimagure - Pasadena

Most of Japanese enjoy Sashimi. How about you, can you eat raw fish? I am a foreigner living in Japan for almost 9 years. For a long time, I almost avoided eating Sashimi because I did not know anything that was really safe and which was not safe. Here is how you can be sure so you can decide to try something or not to try it. Let’s find out some tips on how to eat Sashimi like a local?

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Sashimi, the queen of Japanese cuisine.

What is Sashimi?

Sashimi is a great way to enjoy the best of raw fish. The word “sashimi” means food cut into slices, including vegetables.

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Sashimi, the Queen of Japanese cuisine.
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Kona Kampachi sashimi boat

sashimi pieces

How to eat Sashimi?

Here are 3 basic steps on how to enjoy Sashimi:

Step 1: Pour soy sauce into a small plate. Do not pour too much because when you dip the pieces of sashimi into the sauce will easily spill out.

The soy sauce
The soy sauce

Step 2: Put a little mustard (wasabi) into the plate. The best way is to use chopsticks to pick up wasabi. Should not be mixed wasabi with soy sauce.

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You Should Never Mix Wasabi With Soy Sauce When Eating Sashimi or Sushi.

Step 3: Dip pieces of sashimi into soy sauce. If on a piece of sashimi had wasabi, then you should roll sashimi pieces to be avoided to make wasabi fall into soy sauce.

You Should Never Mix Wasabi With Soy Sauce When Eating Sushi
You Should Never Mix Wasabi With Soy Sauce When Eating Sushi or Sushi.

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Chopsticks holding seared sesame crusted ahi tuna
Chopsticks holding seared sesame crusted Ahi Tuna

Does Sashimi taste good or not?

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Sashimi taste good, quite delicious. The first time you try this dish may be that you will not be happy but if you enjoy the second or third, you will definitely like it. So I recommend that you choose a fine dining Japanese restaurant when you want to try Sashimi for the first time to make sure you are served fresh fish. You should also try adding yakisoba (fried noodles) to eat with Sashimi for a tasty treat. Only after a few times to make sure that you be able to eat fresh food like a real Japanese.

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Credit: How to eat Sashimi blog.

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