While fans of your standard Japanese buffet are used to the Thai-ified concept of sushi - thin pieces of raw fish that barely cover a rice ball to be dunked into soy sauce so pungent because a big dollop of wasabi has been mixed in it - true sushi enthusiasts know that savouring a piece of sushi is a more delicate affair than that.
First, you don't mix wasabi in soy sauce. Put it directly on the fish. Then you flip it and dip the flesh into soy before landing it in your mouth. You're supposed to eat one piece of sushi in one go, not leaving half of it on the plate. Then you eat a piece of pickled ginger to cleanse your palate before moving on to another. And, phew, these steps are just the gist.
Well, it's not a crime if you didn't know that and, fortunately, there's a place where you can learn how to appreciate sushi and sashimi in a manner that won't offend Jiro.
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