The Dos and Don’ts of Ordering Sushi

 

How To Eat Sushi The Right Way

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The Most Common Types Of Sushi Explained

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Fish Haters Try Sushi for the First Time

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Everything You Need to Know About Eating Sushi

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7 Sushi Rules You’re Probably Breaking Eater Rules

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Tips and tricks for ordering and eating sushi

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Everything You Need to Know About Eating Sushi

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The Most Common Types Of Sushi Explained

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Fish Haters Try Sushi for the First Time

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How to Eat Sushi: You’ve Been Doing it Wrong

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7 Sushi Rules You’re Probably Breaking Eater Rules

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If you’re not careful, a would-be calorie-conscious meal could easily top 1,000 calories. With that warning in mind, the next time you order this Japanese delicacy, here’s what to do and not do. DO Choose salmon and tuna These sushi staples give you the best possible boost of vitamin D and omega-3s.

While other foods like flax, chia or walnuts can provide some omega-3. Do’s and Don’ts When ordering sushi there are multiple ways of making it “skinny”. You can always ask the chef to substitute the rice for soy paper or rice paper if. No matter how much fish is processed there, it should smell like the ocean or salt water you enjoy at the beach.

If you perceive a strong fishy smell, it means the fish is simply stale or spoilt. Don’t order a heavy meal first. When you get to a sushi bar, eat a light starter like nigiri or sashimi.

2. Enjoy your sushi as soon as possible. Enjoy your sushi as soon as possible allows you to have the best taste and texture. It shows respect for the chef as well.

3. Do not put wasabi into the soy sauce. You may have seen some people put wasabi into the soy sauce and dip the sushi in the mixture. Don’t order anything fried. It’ll be soggy by the time you get it home, and, unfortunately, you can’t just magically crisp what’s gone limp.

Don’t try to recreate the pleasures of a sit-down meal, especially when it comes to dishes with complex sauces. They just don’t hold up well after 20 minutes. “Sushi” has become an umbrella term for bite-size pieces of fresh, raw fish, often rolled with seaweed and vinegared rice — though the term ‘sushi’ actually refers just to the sticky rice (fun. To help you navigate the array of options at your favorite sushi bar, we’re Getting the Skinny with Molly on the nutritional do’s and don’ts for ordering sushi rolls.

Most smaller-sized. Following the different kinds of sushi, you need to know about the ingredients commonly used. Although sushi certainly uses the eight ingredients found in the picture, a true sushi connoisseur should also add sake (salmon), maguro (tuna) and ika (squid) to their vocabulary. Another fun tidbit is that while unagi is a freshwater eel, there is also a saltwater eel that is popular called anago.

The Dos and Don’ts of Ordering Seafood at a Seafood Restaurant Seafood is an ideal diet with lots of lean protein, a relatively low calorie content, and a great number of minerals and vitamins. According to Sally Morgan, a New York-based dietitian, seafood is a rich source of vitamins B12, D, and A as well as minerals such as Zinc and Iron. Don’t top your sushi with ginger.

The pickled ginger is there for a palate cleanser, not to be eaten with the sushi. Don’t order heavy food early in the meal. Start out lighter, with some sashimi or nigiri pieces.

Move on to heavier stuff towards the end of the meal.

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Ordering just one piece of finger sushi is also fine.

“Sushi For Dummies” by Judi Strada, Mineko Takane Moreno
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Order something that you’ve only read about and think about how it is prepared and how you might enjoy it differently.

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I’m not saying you can’t order in your favorite sushi or Indian fare every now and again, but to know the menu by heart and have the number in your speed dial is a little excessive.

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The important point to realize is that sushi is just another dining trend and should be recognized as such, not just followed blindly.

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Option 1: If you’re dining with a group and they want to order a bunch of different rolls, try them all, as long as you don’t have more than 8 or 10 pieces (the equivalent of what’s in one good-sized sushi roll).

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Or, try making “reverse sushi,” using the shrimp sheet as the wrapper for the rice in place of the customary nori seaweed wrapper.

“Cooking for Geeks: Real Science, Great Hacks, and Good Food” by Jeff Potter
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by Jeff Potter
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In larger restaurants, experienced stewards get to know and remember the approximate quantities used in a period and keep this information in mind when ordering.

“Principles of Food, Beverage, and Labor Cost Controls” by Paul R. Dittmer, J. Desmond Keefe
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An advantage of going to these places in person is that you can ask the server before ordering about the restaurant’s sourcing policies – of seafood, which figures prominently in our top 20, for example or where the ingredients come from.

“Lonely Planet's Ultimate Eats” by Lonely Planet Food
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Firstly, when your fresh piece of sushi is placed in front of you, pick it up with your hands, not chopsticks, and don’t dip it in soy sauce or ask for any extra wasabi.

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Eat a little beforehand, order less, and have more fun.

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  • Hooray for giving us our Facts fix! ^‿^ Thanks to you, Harker, to all of the cast who took one for the team and subjected themselves to shite sushi for us, and also to Denyse, David, Christopher, and Clay for helping fund the whole situation!

  • her voice is lowkey annoying but some of this stuff is useful! the only things i see worth mentioning is that you shouldn’t dip your sushi rice-side in, and you shouldn’t mix wasabi and soy sauce together, though.

  • These taste test vids always consist of 4 gays and 2 non gays is this what the world has come to where we are outnumbered 2:1 heck

  • I’m not even japanese and I was offended when they would wave their chopsticks in the air or stab their sushi with one chopstick. To my knowledge its disrespectful and rude and not proper table manners either. Personally for me the only way to eat ramen is with chopsticks I just cringe when I see others using a fork for ramen, I know it’s probably not offensive to eat ramen with a fork but its seems offensive to me that’s why I always use chopsticks and it just feels right to use chopsticks.

  • I never understood the need to be told how to eat your food, unless your going to meet with a freaking delegation you should eat your food however you feel most comfortable, focusing on what is ‘proper’ will only make you feel awkward.

    That said, the soy sauce thing is totally legit.

  • Most of these are completely normal to me in America. We bus our own tables if there is an area set up to do so. If there isn’t, we assume the restaurant staff prefers to do it. It’s considered cheap to share one-plate ordinary entrees; if it’s pizza, a large entree set up to share, etc. that would be different. Some restaurants serve “family style” selections so a group can choose among them. It’s expected that water will be provided regardless of what you buy. The exception is during California’s periodic droughts, when you must ask to save on wasting water. YES I have always heard it’s a must to compliment the noodle chef by slurping, and I cannot do it. We were mostly brought up the opposite, to eat quietly. If someone wants to split a meal because of portion sizes, wait staff are usually nice about it. Many people split dessert, and the waiter will bring an extra plate and fork with the dessert pre-split-because it has to do with not being able to eat a whole piece, not skimping (and they still sell a dessert). It’s considered very crude to stack plates, napkins etc. and put them aside in an expensive restaurant, but fast food with kids is different. If you want quiet dining and kids staying seated, don’t go to fast food or “kid friendly” restaurants.

    I have a question: if a Japanese couple are out dining and their food is delicious, do they ever want to share a piece with their companion? Or would that be horrendous manners? We are not supposed to, but people do, especially if it’s somewhere we won’t get to visit again, as on vacation.

  • I prefer to eat how I like to eat especially when I’m paying a lot so yea. I don’t actually care, and if someone feels offended. Well then it’s his issue I’m just enjoying

  • When you buy something small from the convenience store like an Onigiri. Where do you eat it? And where do you throw away the trash?

  • I live in Japan and I stay breaking all the sushi rules so I get it delivered to my crib every Sunday. Pass the soyu and wasabi please

  • Culture is fucking stupid, its just backwards ideas and superstitions that people cant let go of and burden following generations with.

  • don’t care. I’ll dip my sushi in freaking chocolate sauce if I feel like it. that’s disgusting so I won’t, but I would!! just because nobody tells me what to do

  • “Can be prepared in different ways.” True.
    But…can sushi be explain in different WAYS..?
    “CREAMY. NICE. HINT OF COMPLEXITY.”
    I dare you.

    Fite me.

  • That sush was probably cheap or from a supermarket because 1 fish should smell good enless it was left somewhere for a while. 2 fresh fish isn’t slimy

  • I’m sorry but you are over doing the slurping. I’ve never seen anyone slurping that way. Also I don’t think slurping is for the chefs. We do it so that we don’t burn our lips with hot noodles and soup.

  • Great rules, very informative. I would add a final rule, though. 8. If any of the previous rules are reducing your enjoyment of the food because you can’t eat it the way you want, then screw the rules and enjoy the food.

  • The nail polish is very distracting… If you’re going to be doing a vid having to do anything with eating, please have a moderate nail polish.  Its taking away from the amazing visuals of the food…  IMO

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  • Thank you for posting this very informative and useful video.

    If I may, as both a hamburger fanatic and a self proclaimed sushi snob, I would like to add a few thoughts here…

    First, cooking and eating hamburgers is as much an art in today’s world as sushi. It may not have the same codified tradition and elaborate history, but “sandwiches” have almost been a transcultural constant over most of recorded culinary history. So I wouldn’t ding hamburgers in order to give points to sushi.

    Second, for nigiri, it is important to first flip the piece to left before picking up. Some say that this is necessary only if dipping in soy sauce, but purists (myself included) assert that it facilitates touching of the fish to the tongue first and so should be done regardless. The touch should be so delicate that no soy sauce drips. If it drips, then one must wait before moving the piece to the mouth. No moving the mouth to the piece or shaking the piece while holding chopsticks or fingers.

    Third, on sequencing for sushi, sashimi first, then lighter fish nigiri, then fattier fish nigiri, then fish rolls (should be eaten using fingers not chopsticks), and last lighter rolls, such as those with with shrimp or vegetables. Every bite should be followed by a small bite of the ginger to cleanse the palette. This rule is optional when eating rolls, unless you switch from one type of roll to another. Switching from one type to another is also the appropriate time to have a sip of your drink, ideally after the piece of ginger. Under no circumstances is it ok to combine the ginger with with any of the sushi in the same bite.

    Fourth, pieces given to a person should never be given to another if sitting at the sushi bar. The chef customizes the pieces to the person, eg women tend to get smaller pieces than men, people in positive authority are served before others, children are given less wasabi, and so on.

    Fifth, repeating for emphasis and clarity, rolls should be eaten using fingers. For sashimi and nigiri, either fingers or chopsticks can be used.

    Sixth, if eating with fingers, then it is customary to clean fingers after every bite. It is considered extremely rude to pick up a drink container and fill it for another person with dirty fingers.

    Last, ideally sushi should be eaten at the bar and, religious belief driven preferences or health reasons aside, the entire choice should be left to the chef. That said, you could mention to someone in your party that you are hungry so they can mention it to the chef so he can respond to your appetite.

    PS: the “he” in the last statement is (unfortunately) deliberate. Most top sushi chefs are male. It is said that this is has something to do with the temperature of the palms but I personally don’t buy it.

  • They made a mistake by eating the ginger with the chop sticks. Only eat ginger with your hands so you dont accidentally leave any ginger residue on the chop sticks

  • But what if the chopsticks ARE cheap and splintery. Would it be an insult or a call for improvement if you were seen rubbing the sticks together?

  • So, should I put my phone away when at the sushi bar? I hate when people pull out their phones when at the dinner table. Guess I’m old fashion because I find it rude.

  • You can tell the only thing ruining the taste for him was the Wasabi. I can’t stand Wasabi unfortunately, but i love sushi otherwise.��❤

  • I was always told slurping was a way to cool the food for your mouth as most workers are in a hurry, this became acceptable. So slurping is actually practical, don’t think it had anything to so with the chef or the taste.

  • You ahould do a part two. Dont mix your ginger with your sushi. Too much soy will over power the fish. Eat your fish in a certain order, from light to buttery and rich otherwise your palate wont taste everything accuratly. Other than that, great tips!

  • Restaurants make a fuck ton of money off drinks like soda and wine. I don’t understand that rule. Why would I spend $3 on a drink for a $5 meal?

  • F.Y.I., お任せ (omakase) is pronounced: omaka-say.
    Other than that I thought this video did a good job at explaining the different ways in which sushi can be prepared.

  • Tbh getting sushi is like finding the perfect pizza. You’re not gonna like all of them, other than the select group you find and stick with you for the rest of your life, like most people that are like “I only like Pepperoni”. me: �� whatever dude lol.

  • I don’t like when titles of videos tell me “I’ve been doing it wrong” like seriously who the hell are you? You don’t know me or what I do or where I come from. So you’ve immediately lost all my respect. Someone needs to tell the makers of this video that if your trying to get a following and people to watch your stuff…well…in that case….YOUR DOING IT WRONG!

  • This is getting annoying. I keep hearing different things. Aren’t you supposed to eat anything with seaweed on the outside with your hands…and sometimes nigiri(?) I dunno. I’ve also heard that you shouldn’t put wasabi on anything but sashimi because the chef already put wasabi on the nigiri and maki.

  • Been to Japan. For a solid week, three cities and and one sushi counter everyday, just to see if things change.

    What I gathered from my experience versus this video. NO SELF RESPECTING SUSHI CHEF IS ASKING ANYONE TO USE SOY SAUCE. For that matter, no sushi chef in either city brought wasabi from behind the counter unless it was asked for.

    Put the damn sticks down and don’t ask for the green paste. If you want grinned root at its finest, it doesn’t look like paste, unless it’s worked to that point. Fresh wasabi, before the paste, looks like a thick green salsa. You can grind it into paste, but the flavor hits your palate differently.

    -Ask for fresh wasabi.
    -Don’t use the sticks.
    -Stop using the damn soy sauce.

  • i hate how all the people are mocking the customer because he’s not the most excited dude, but you gotta see that he’s at least respectful and have manners in an omakase restaurant. So I hope y’all stop saying he’s boring etc etc, look at the positive side.

  • I’m not Japanese, but I really ***** hate it when I see Americans not finish every single morsel on their plate.

    I know a lot of ppl are going to say “but just take it to go!”

    THAT WOULD BE OK, IN A GROUP MEAL. But if you’re ordering by yourself, just DON’T ORDER TOO MUCH! DON’T BE GREEDY!

    AND WHEN I SAY FINISH EVERYTHING, I LITERALLY MEAN FINISH EVERYTHING!

    WHENEVER I order food, especially noodle soup, I finish EVERY SINGLE DROP OF FOOD. I FINISH EVERY DROP OF BROTH. EVERY SINGLE STRAND OF NOODLE. EVERY TINY CHOPPED PIECE OF ONION, ETC. So when you see my bowl at the end it is truly, literally empty.

    This is the ONLY WAY TO EAT! I hate it when I see Americans leave a tiny bit of food in their plate like it doesn’t matter. yes it matters! LITERALLY EVERYTHING THAT YOU WERE SERVED COSTS MONEY!

  • Further proof that rules were made to be broken. I am completely uninterested in impressing my sushi chef with proper eating technique or respect for how he wants me to enjoy my food. It is his job to impress me, not the other way around…

  • Lol, you spazzes! Everything you tried is Sashimi not Sushi! FFS! Rice concoctions are sashimi. Feckin’ flat out, eat the chunk of raw fish and you’re on your own is sushi. Still, I luvs my cute Irish cousins.

  • What I’d heard/read about noodle slurping was that the air intake is supposed to change/intensify flavors.
    It seems to work with drinks, but I’ve never tried it with noodles. It seems very easy to stain a shirt like that, and I’ve never thought about it making it at home where I can not wear one.

  • You ahould do a part two. Dont mix your ginger with your sushi. Too much soy will over power the fish. Eat your fish in a certain order, from light to buttery and rich otherwise your palate wont taste everything accuratly. Other than that, great tips!

  • Japan is my favourite country in the world. If I ever get a chance to visit I call you. Thank you the awesome videos and useful tips

  • Regarding the slurping: I was taught that slurping Ramen or Soba Noodles was mostly in order slurp up as much of the broth as possible. Also it should aid to cooling down the noodles while eating them, because especially Ramen are very hot when you recieve them. By slurping you can eat them very fast without burning your mouth.

  • Nice see Hacker Ryan Back on YouTube trying ��for the first time but no l think I will pass ��.�� Shannon going to puck just watching Diane try eating it.

  • I am a fish hater. I never eat fish unless you force me to eat some. But when I ate sushi for the first time I absolutely fell in love with it. I will not order anything else in an asian restaurant.

  • Lol all these people with unsophisticated taste buds out here bitching and shit, there’s a reason why Japan is one of the top countries in the culinary world and why many of the greatest chefs respect the hell out of the Japanese ones. Don’t get mad at people for shitting on your baby tastes, get mad at your parents for feeding you macaroni and cheese 4 times a week.

  • That sush was probably cheap or from a supermarket because 1 fish should smell good enless it was left somewhere for a while. 2 fresh fish isn’t slimy

  • I don’t like when titles of videos tell me “I’ve been doing it wrong” like seriously who the hell are you? You don’t know me or what I do or where I come from. So you’ve immediately lost all my respect. Someone needs to tell the makers of this video that if your trying to get a following and people to watch your stuff…well…in that case….YOUR DOING IT WRONG!

  • I love Sushi! For first time Sushi eaters try dipping the fish in soy sauce first then put the fish back on the rice. That way it’ll kill the raw taste of the fish. I’ll bet you’ll change your mind about Sushi.

  • Most likely people pay top dollar for something that is smaller than my fuckin butthole! People get completely scammed especially here in the United States! Like not getting the real wasabi & much more!!!! Fuckkkk AAA Yyooouuuu, Cchhhiii nneessee Aassshhhooollleee!

  • I’m not even japanese and I was offended when they would wave their chopsticks in the air or stab their sushi with one chopstick. To my knowledge its disrespectful and rude and not proper table manners either. Personally for me the only way to eat ramen is with chopsticks I just cringe when I see others using a fork for ramen, I know it’s probably not offensive to eat ramen with a fork but its seems offensive to me that’s why I always use chopsticks and it just feels right to use chopsticks.

  • Eat it how the fuck you want to eat it. You can butt chug it for all care. It’s like those dickhead places that sell hot dogs but won’t permit certain condiments. Go fuck yourself.

  • Who never eat. Say i will eat every day WTF. As Japanese person even in Japanese, Chinese. Not every one like it. Just becsuse its a culture no one should be force to like it. And when a person give a word i don’t like it or anything.You shame your culture? I myself don’t like it. Not going lie like saying I myself like it. Just honest fact.They train years Jesus..

  • I have heard the thing about making noise when you eat means you are enjoying it, but not specifically the showing the chef you like it…interesting.

  • Tbh getting sushi is like finding the perfect pizza. You’re not gonna like all of them, other than the select group you find and stick with you for the rest of your life, like most people that are like “I only like Pepperoni”. me: �� whatever dude lol.

  • Culture is fucking stupid, its just backwards ideas and superstitions that people cant let go of and burden following generations with.

  • I’d certainly rub the chopsticks together to remove small splinters from the wood regardless of etiquette. I was taught that in grade 2 by my teachers friend who was from Japan and taught us how to use chopsticks

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    Oshibori = wet towel (presented before meal starts).
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  • my 1st time here, thank you.
    i love avocado-cucumber sushi, uramaki style. i mix bit of wasabi in soy sauce, put piece of ginger on top the sushi & dip.
    is that wrong of me?

  • The people complaining about the etiquette are the same little bitches that cry because “waaahh my peas are touching my mashed potatoes’’

  • my 1st time here, thank you.
    i love avocado-cucumber sushi, uramaki style. i mix bit of wasabi in soy sauce, put piece of ginger on top the sushi & dip.
    is that wrong of me?

  • I’m not Japanese, but I really ***** hate it when I see Americans not finish every single morsel on their plate.

    I know a lot of ppl are going to say “but just take it to go!”

    THAT WOULD BE OK, IN A GROUP MEAL. But if you’re ordering by yourself, just DON’T ORDER TOO MUCH! DON’T BE GREEDY!

    AND WHEN I SAY FINISH EVERYTHING, I LITERALLY MEAN FINISH EVERYTHING!

    WHENEVER I order food, especially noodle soup, I finish EVERY SINGLE DROP OF FOOD. I FINISH EVERY DROP OF BROTH. EVERY SINGLE STRAND OF NOODLE. EVERY TINY CHOPPED PIECE OF ONION, ETC. So when you see my bowl at the end it is truly, literally empty.

    This is the ONLY WAY TO EAT! I hate it when I see Americans leave a tiny bit of food in their plate like it doesn’t matter. yes it matters! LITERALLY EVERYTHING THAT YOU WERE SERVED COSTS MONEY!

  • Hahaha this is ‘Murica I’ll do what I what with my raw fish… There is no ediguetee here buddy…. Culture? Don’t bring it to free country, it will be tampered with/make you money, pick one.

  • The ramen restaurant featured in this video is Afuri in Harajuku and it’s freakin’ good. It’s a highly recommended lunch visit if you go there.

  • guys these are etiquettes when eating a sushi in an authentic japanese restaurant. If you want to eat authentic sushi in a japanese restaurant, you are expected to follow their etiquette when eating their food. Not only in a sushi restaurant, but in any kind of Japanese restaurant.

    Just like one time, my friend got scolded for placing his used chopsticks on top of his bown when he is waiting for his order to come (it is a sign that you are done eating, and the next-in-line customer can take your seat).

  • Actually the ramen thing it’s because there’s oil in the broth and because of that it’s creating a layer over the flavor so when you slurp you get the most flavor out of the noodles and soup

  • I was trying to purchase one of the hoodie but I’m confuse with the sizes. It said Japan 4xL. What’s the difference with American sizes?

  • Youtube comments make me sick. Do ya’ll really think people have to exaggerate like anime characters to be real? Let people act naturally.

  • Youtube comments make me sick. Do ya’ll really think people have to exaggerate like anime characters to be real? Let people act naturally.

  • first, sushi is meant to eaten with your hands. secondly, if they use chopsticks, they should of invested in an actual chopsticks that are not disposable. i’m still going to rub my chopsticks together just so i don’t eat no wooden piece in my sushi.

  • But what if the chopsticks ARE cheap and splintery. Would it be an insult or a call for improvement if you were seen rubbing the sticks together?

  • I live in Japan and I stay breaking all the sushi rules so I get it delivered to my crib every Sunday. Pass the soyu and wasabi please

  • Been to Japan. For a solid week, three cities and and one sushi counter everyday, just to see if things change.

    What I gathered from my experience versus this video. NO SELF RESPECTING SUSHI CHEF IS ASKING ANYONE TO USE SOY SAUCE. For that matter, no sushi chef in either city brought wasabi from behind the counter unless it was asked for.

    Put the damn sticks down and don’t ask for the green paste. If you want grinned root at its finest, it doesn’t look like paste, unless it’s worked to that point. Fresh wasabi, before the paste, looks like a thick green salsa. You can grind it into paste, but the flavor hits your palate differently.

    -Ask for fresh wasabi.
    -Don’t use the sticks.
    -Stop using the damn soy sauce.

  • all restaurants around the world are like ” this is water but original water comes from the Himalayas only in our restaurant that’s why it costs a fortune”.

  • I never understood the need to be told how to eat your food, unless your going to meet with a freaking delegation you should eat your food however you feel most comfortable, focusing on what is ‘proper’ will only make you feel awkward.

    That said, the soy sauce thing is totally legit.

  • When it said green horseradish I quit. Wasabi isn’t even related to horseradish. If you can’t even differentiate the the taste of wasabi from horseradish then you have no business trying to explain the delicate flavor of different sushi.

  • Thank god I live in a place where I’m not constantly offending everyone by eating my meal the way I like in peace. The manners and the flavors are not all subject to a completely insecure chef who will just go to a quivering pool of jelly if I like my fish with some ginger. btw, I just spent two months in Inner Mongolia and almost every meal involves a piece of unseasoned, unaged, uncured boiled mutton. You ask for some salt and pepper and its a big insult because you’re supposed to eat this meat naturally. It was explained that they only season spoiled meat. WHAT?

  • Green tea tastes like asparagus and play-doe. Japanese beer is watery and flavorless like Budweiser and coors. Saki tastes like warm watered down rubbing alcohol.

  • @paolo from TOKYO,Bro i like u r video but can u put the video like the the day in the of a Japanese,something like that plz ����������������l like the channel of u r s plz reply this comment plz brooo����������������

  • How to eat sushi: Step 1: Apply however much/little soy sauce, wasabi, ginger you like to your taste Step 2: Eat Step 3: Tell idiots who think they can tell you how best to enjoy your sushi to f-off. Cultural etiquette like not rubbing chopsticks together, not blowing your nose, being rude to the chef, etc. are a different matter.

  • If that was me it would be dude I paid for this I could careless what you think I’m going to enjoy this food and eat it at my own pace.

    I didn’t come here to be anxious by idiots like you so hit the road.

  • I have heard the thing about making noise when you eat means you are enjoying it, but not specifically the showing the chef you like it…interesting.

  • I laughed with a serious face while watching this video in solidarity with the chef’s combined traits of humour and seriousness. Also, who was taking notes like me?

  • You can tell the only thing ruining the taste for him was the Wasabi. I can’t stand Wasabi unfortunately, but i love sushi otherwise.��❤

  • I am a fish hater. I never eat fish unless you force me to eat some. But when I ate sushi for the first time I absolutely fell in love with it. I will not order anything else in an asian restaurant.

  • This isn’t about eating, but could you show us the Miyashita Park homeless encampment and talk about why Japanese are homeless.
    I’m from California, and people come from every state, and add to homeless.
    Our homeless are schizophrenic, or addicts.

  • Green tea tastes like asparagus and play-doe. Japanese beer is watery and flavorless like Budweiser and coors. Saki tastes like warm watered down rubbing alcohol.

  • is it okay to like exchange food in a ramen restaurant? When you both ordered food and you just want to exchange some with each other.

  • F.Y.I., お任せ (omakase) is pronounced: omaka-say.
    Other than that I thought this video did a good job at explaining the different ways in which sushi can be prepared.

  • The people complaining about the etiquette are the same little bitches that cry because “waaahh my peas are touching my mashed potatoes’’

  • I was trying to purchase one of the hoodie but I’m confuse with the sizes. It said Japan 4xL. What’s the difference with American sizes?

  • How to eat sushi: Step 1: Apply however much/little soy sauce, wasabi, ginger you like to your taste Step 2: Eat Step 3: Tell idiots who think they can tell you how best to enjoy your sushi to f-off. Cultural etiquette like not rubbing chopsticks together, not blowing your nose, being rude to the chef, etc. are a different matter.

  • I love how japanese go to italian restaurants and treat spaghetti or pasta like ramen and slurp it, so classy! especially with chopsticks.

  • The ramen restaurant featured in this video is Afuri in Harajuku and it’s freakin’ good. It’s a highly recommended lunch visit if you go there.

  • Hooray for giving us our Facts fix! ^‿^ Thanks to you, Harker, to all of the cast who took one for the team and subjected themselves to shite sushi for us, and also to Denyse, David, Christopher, and Clay for helping fund the whole situation!

  • People who go to sushi bars and only eat cooked shit annoy me. Lol. Even worse when they don’t eat the seafood sushi at all �� for the longest time, my sister and I would go to a sushi train and she’d just order teriyaki chicken and calamari rings etc. NO SUSHI. AT THE FRAAKING SUSHI TRAIN.

    Now she finally will eat the salmon nigiri but only if it is well done. Waste of salmon in my eyes.

  • Ill be visiting japan tokyo next summer. I have a gastric bypass ( stomach reducing surgery). How do i handle this topic? Because i want to experience it all but will probably share 75% of the time:/

  • Tons of small things are considered rude in Japan but slurping your noodles with that nasty sound is just fine. But walking while eating is a no -no.

  • Thanks for the very useful video. I have a question on how the bill is paid when a Japanese asks you out. If a Japanese is travelling in my country and asks me to meet at a hotel. Obviously we would eat and drink something. Does the person who invited pay. Or do I pay if the Japanese is a tourist in my country?

  • So I might be going to Tokyo next year but I don’t eat seafood. What food options would I have then? And how would I find places that have non-seafood courses?

  • Tons of small things are considered rude in Japan but slurping your noodles with that nasty sound is just fine. But walking while eating is a no -no.

  • I liked this up until “Sushi is an art, not a hamburger.” I had to rewind it to be sure… It was that moment, that I didn’t like you anymore.

  • I love how japanese go to italian restaurants and treat spaghetti or pasta like ramen and slurp it, so classy! especially with chopsticks.

  • I’m a vegetarian from birth, as part of my religion/culture. The difficulty with finding vegetarian food in Japan is the sole reason why I haven’t traveled there yet as much as I’m dying to go.

  • Aaaannddd I’m hungry again lol Thanks for the helpful tips Paolo! I’ll be sure to remember them when I go back to Japan this April ����

  • LMAO! don’t say “allergy”, turn a foreign word into the same word in katakana because they cant make the mental leap in pronunciation.

  • I love sushi�� but damn, all these rules on sushi etiquette takes away from the enjoyment. It’s become nerve racking��. Now I have to worry about whether or not I’m offending the chef or other patrons around me as I eat my sushi?��
    I have friends of Asian orientation who use chopsticks or a knife and fork while eating bbq. I’ve mentioned it’s more fun and more delicious if u just get in there and eat w ur hands��. But that’s how they’re comfortable and as long as they are enjoying it, idc����. To echo his/her own��.

  • 「itadakimasu」は、あなたの命を感謝して食べますって意味ですよ。
    日本人は、動物だけでなく、植物にも命があると思っています。
    その命を食べることで自分が生かされていると考えます。
    日本の宗教の神道の考えに由来しますが、余りに当たり前すぎて、
    日本人自身もその意味を理解していない人がいます。特に若者。
    食事後には「gotisousamadesita」と言います。
    それは、食事を作ってくれた人に対する感謝の言葉になります。
    “Itadakimasu” means to eat with appreciation for your life.
    The Japanese think that plants as well as animals have life.
    I think I am saved by eating that life.
    It derives from the idea of Shinto in Japanese religion, but it is too commonplace,
    Some Japanese people don’t even understand the meaning. Especially young people.
    After eating, say “gotisousamadesita”.
    It will be a thank-you word for the person who cooked the meal.

  • okay there’s a preferred way to do it and they way you’re culturally supposed to do it, but is there a wrong way? i mean it’s just eating…

  • I watched all of Paolo’s videos before I went to Japan, and they were so helpful!! I just started posting Japan vlog from my trip last year, thank you Paolo for your inspiration! ������

  • I liked this up until “Sushi is an art, not a hamburger.” I had to rewind it to be sure… It was that moment, that I didn’t like you anymore.

  • 「itadakimasu」は、あなたの命を感謝して食べますって意味ですよ。
    日本人は、動物だけでなく、植物にも命があると思っています。
    その命を食べることで自分が生かされていると考えます。
    日本の宗教の神道の考えに由来しますが、余りに当たり前すぎて、
    日本人自身もその意味を理解していない人がいます。特に若者。
    食事後には「gotisousamadesita」と言います。
    それは、食事を作ってくれた人に対する感謝の言葉になります。
    “Itadakimasu” means to eat with appreciation for your life.
    The Japanese think that plants as well as animals have life.
    I think I am saved by eating that life.
    It derives from the idea of Shinto in Japanese religion, but it is too commonplace,
    Some Japanese people don’t even understand the meaning. Especially young people.
    After eating, say “gotisousamadesita”.
    It will be a thank-you word for the person who cooked the meal.

  • Mm, I sensed a bit of flirting towards the end…Although, how this chef demonstrated the right way of consume sushi, made a lot of sense…..��

  • Well, I learnt that slurping ramen noodles actually help the eater take in more of the broth’s aroma. A Japanese study showed that 30% higher aromatic stimuli was detected when a person slurps vs not slurping noodles.

  • Fresh sushi from a legit restaurant is my favorite food of all time. I wish I could afford to eat it more often. These people are ridiculous, just get em some fried chicken fingers and french fries, probably more up their alley.

  • So, should I put my phone away when at the sushi bar? I hate when people pull out their phones when at the dinner table. Guess I’m old fashion because I find it rude.

  • Mm, I sensed a bit of flirting towards the end…Although, how this chef demonstrated the right way of consume sushi, made a lot of sense…..��

  • This is why I order sushi to go. Because then I can enjoy it without anyone telling me I’m eating it wrong. I once had an old Japanese woman yell at me because I DIDN’T mix my wasabi in with my soy sauce. Yes there are clear cultural differences, and when eating in Japan, I’m sure someone eating it ‘wrong’ would stick out like a sore thumb, but I believe elsewhere around the world, the pressure is off quite a bit. Not only that, I’m sure major differences in opinion exist within the Japanese culture as well. Eat it the way you enjoy it, I say. And if anything you do offends the sushi chef, well, you must be doing something pretty bad.

  • Lol all these people with unsophisticated taste buds out here bitching and shit, there’s a reason why Japan is one of the top countries in the culinary world and why many of the greatest chefs respect the hell out of the Japanese ones. Don’t get mad at people for shitting on your baby tastes, get mad at your parents for feeding you macaroni and cheese 4 times a week.

  • This is getting annoying. I keep hearing different things. Aren’t you supposed to eat anything with seaweed on the outside with your hands…and sometimes nigiri(?) I dunno. I’ve also heard that you shouldn’t put wasabi on anything but sashimi because the chef already put wasabi on the nigiri and maki.

  • Thank you for posting this very informative and useful video.

    If I may, as both a hamburger fanatic and a self proclaimed sushi snob, I would like to add a few thoughts here…

    First, cooking and eating hamburgers is as much an art in today’s world as sushi. It may not have the same codified tradition and elaborate history, but “sandwiches” have almost been a transcultural constant over most of recorded culinary history. So I wouldn’t ding hamburgers in order to give points to sushi.

    Second, for nigiri, it is important to first flip the piece to left before picking up. Some say that this is necessary only if dipping in soy sauce, but purists (myself included) assert that it facilitates touching of the fish to the tongue first and so should be done regardless. The touch should be so delicate that no soy sauce drips. If it drips, then one must wait before moving the piece to the mouth. No moving the mouth to the piece or shaking the piece while holding chopsticks or fingers.

    Third, on sequencing for sushi, sashimi first, then lighter fish nigiri, then fattier fish nigiri, then fish rolls (should be eaten using fingers not chopsticks), and last lighter rolls, such as those with with shrimp or vegetables. Every bite should be followed by a small bite of the ginger to cleanse the palette. This rule is optional when eating rolls, unless you switch from one type of roll to another. Switching from one type to another is also the appropriate time to have a sip of your drink, ideally after the piece of ginger. Under no circumstances is it ok to combine the ginger with with any of the sushi in the same bite.

    Fourth, pieces given to a person should never be given to another if sitting at the sushi bar. The chef customizes the pieces to the person, eg women tend to get smaller pieces than men, people in positive authority are served before others, children are given less wasabi, and so on.

    Fifth, repeating for emphasis and clarity, rolls should be eaten using fingers. For sashimi and nigiri, either fingers or chopsticks can be used.

    Sixth, if eating with fingers, then it is customary to clean fingers after every bite. It is considered extremely rude to pick up a drink container and fill it for another person with dirty fingers.

    Last, ideally sushi should be eaten at the bar and, religious belief driven preferences or health reasons aside, the entire choice should be left to the chef. That said, you could mention to someone in your party that you are hungry so they can mention it to the chef so he can respond to your appetite.

    PS: the “he” in the last statement is (unfortunately) deliberate. Most top sushi chefs are male. It is said that this is has something to do with the temperature of the palms but I personally don’t buy it.

  • I used to work for a sushi chef that was the strictest motherfucker when it came to his craft but he was very charismatic and funny like this guy right here. Brings back good memories

  • Dude you really helped me get through Quarantine these past months. Just seeing you and your wife makes me so happy idk why! From the way you talk and explain things plus your videos are so fun! Thanks and keep it up!

  • I don’t get it why every body didn’t like the western guy for being quiet. It’s all about respecting the eating process. Not everybody should be loud and talkative like Americans in Asian country. Besides the point of the video is to show how to eat sushi.

  • [“!S0hCaFAX2HlTN0xEBBvaBe5OhmwCAAAAL1IAAAAQKgETcxdPpBMqarkg5XK-wBTmPvQ0Z1p4m_M4qiHuowtibqLCn37xXWqHuXkC0HHEsqO6zi4f1PgsK7qR5UzjD9Kfgr4muSlQDzUmEeXIik7wL9pgZKCZXrslHBNY58QcyCttexXbMYy3mwkbuKA11SISa91hdrs8NhzSAySJLn09sFHzHEZZRpcsYSPUhal0JeHZGfc9Jo-aRG_4jICzcsPvLBQdwsGb10x9g-lGf0cFFjWCwoFxx8RR57Ck3L1oGhB6uMicClM45RiYb3OiNKm_g9wTrYiX5DuSQSgbXmuh1Bg2fKuIFawW-qSjW-j0iHgAs2WYCYLF8P6SHAMzL8H1QjRrQPXQ9DfxsdjFPvH6Y-gnKE”,”The host needs to learn how to pronounce Japanese words properly. He said \”ee-ta-my\” (3 syllables) which is wrong, it should be \”ee-ta-ma-e\” (4 syllables).”,[[[null,null,1]],null],false]

  • They made a mistake by eating the ginger with the chop sticks. Only eat ginger with your hands so you dont accidentally leave any ginger residue on the chop sticks

  • Ah how I love Japanese manners, in Jordan when you get together with family or friends at a restaurant sometimes it reaches the level of its not your food, its OUR food. xD

  • i hate how all the people are mocking the customer because he’s not the most excited dude, but you gotta see that he’s at least respectful and have manners in an omakase restaurant. So I hope y’all stop saying he’s boring etc etc, look at the positive side.

  • Thanks for the very useful video. I have a question on how the bill is paid when a Japanese asks you out. If a Japanese is travelling in my country and asks me to meet at a hotel. Obviously we would eat and drink something. Does the person who invited pay. Or do I pay if the Japanese is a tourist in my country?

  • 06 When I was at Japan I was always given a big container full of chilled water with ice in every restaurant. Maybe I was lucky.

  • Japan is too strict? Nah man it definitely is better than America where every other person wastes food and ends i throwing it away while there are so many people out there who can barely get a full stomach.

  • her voice is lowkey annoying but some of this stuff is useful! the only things i see worth mentioning is that you shouldn’t dip your sushi rice-side in, and you shouldn’t mix wasabi and soy sauce together, though.

  • I don’t get it why every body didn’t like the western guy for being quiet. It’s all about respecting the eating process. Not everybody should be loud and talkative like Americans in Asian country. Besides the point of the video is to show how to eat sushi.

  • Japan is my favourite country in the world. If I ever get a chance to visit I call you. Thank you the awesome videos and useful tips

  • “Can be prepared in different ways.” True.
    But…can sushi be explain in different WAYS..?
    “CREAMY. NICE. HINT OF COMPLEXITY.”
    I dare you.

    Fite me.

  • Most of these are completely normal to me in America. We bus our own tables if there is an area set up to do so. If there isn’t, we assume the restaurant staff prefers to do it. It’s considered cheap to share one-plate ordinary entrees; if it’s pizza, a large entree set up to share, etc. that would be different. Some restaurants serve “family style” selections so a group can choose among them. It’s expected that water will be provided regardless of what you buy. The exception is during California’s periodic droughts, when you must ask to save on wasting water. YES I have always heard it’s a must to compliment the noodle chef by slurping, and I cannot do it. We were mostly brought up the opposite, to eat quietly. If someone wants to split a meal because of portion sizes, wait staff are usually nice about it. Many people split dessert, and the waiter will bring an extra plate and fork with the dessert pre-split-because it has to do with not being able to eat a whole piece, not skimping (and they still sell a dessert). It’s considered very crude to stack plates, napkins etc. and put them aside in an expensive restaurant, but fast food with kids is different. If you want quiet dining and kids staying seated, don’t go to fast food or “kid friendly” restaurants.

    I have a question: if a Japanese couple are out dining and their food is delicious, do they ever want to share a piece with their companion? Or would that be horrendous manners? We are not supposed to, but people do, especially if it’s somewhere we won’t get to visit again, as on vacation.

  • Ah how I love Japanese manners, in Jordan when you get together with family or friends at a restaurant sometimes it reaches the level of its not your food, its OUR food. xD

  • I can see people being snobby about things like not overseasoning your food (it’s considered rude in traditional English dining to salt your food before tasting it because it implies you assume the cook can’t make his food good), but things like not pouring your own alcohol will never catch on. It’s nice having foods from other cultures available, but if you’re eating in America, certain customs will be very different.

  • I think this is good to know. Some of the rules are common sense. The others are just showing respect. Nothing wrong with good manners. (Can you tell I’m from the South?) 

  • I work at a ramen shop in Japan and I’m surprised this video doesn’t cover one of the most common mistake I keep seeing foreigners do….they don’t know how to use the “vending machine” ordering system. It’s works similarly to the touchscreen self ordering you see at Mcdonalds: Press the buttons for the order you want (you can customize too), pay, and then grab the food ticket and THEN you walk in with your order! You DON’T just walk in and then sit down while expecting a waiter to come by! I can’t count how many times foreigners do that and mistaking the order machine outside for a soda vending machine!

  • The nail polish is very distracting… If you’re going to be doing a vid having to do anything with eating, please have a moderate nail polish.  Its taking away from the amazing visuals of the food…  IMO

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  • The actual pronunciation http://www.forvo.com/word/nigiri-zushi/
     as opposed to (“nuh gear ree”), just start with thinking about “i” being the “eee” sound from english

    and shoyu and oshibori..
    well, we’ll focus on the nigiri.. that’s the biggee

    And thanks for pointing out dipping meat side, and not making a mortar out of the wasabi, etc.

  • i like how he literally was just taught to turn the tuna on its side when eating it, but at the end of the video, he failed this operation

  • Most of these rules only apply if you’re at a real sushi restaurant. Even in Japan most sushi places have looser customs. On the other hand, these rules would be pretty good to follow if you wanted to show off to a Japanese business partner!

    Also; hamburgers are totally an art.

  • I can’t believe this broad is back. The use of the word legit to describe a sushi chef is down right embarrassing. I can’t believe she didn’t throw and epic, amazing, and wow in there as well. What a joke!

  • I can’t believe this broad is back. The use of the word legit to describe a sushi chef is down right embarrassing. I can’t believe she didn’t throw and epic, amazing, and wow in there as well. What a joke!

  • I think this is good to know. Some of the rules are common sense. The others are just showing respect. Nothing wrong with good manners. (Can you tell I’m from the South?) 

  • When it said green horseradish I quit. Wasabi isn’t even related to horseradish. If you can’t even differentiate the the taste of wasabi from horseradish then you have no business trying to explain the delicate flavor of different sushi.

  • So I might be going to Tokyo next year but I don’t eat seafood. What food options would I have then? And how would I find places that have non-seafood courses?

  • Most of these rules only apply if you’re at a real sushi restaurant. Even in Japan most sushi places have looser customs. On the other hand, these rules would be pretty good to follow if you wanted to show off to a Japanese business partner!

    Also; hamburgers are totally an art.

  • I love sushi�� but damn, all these rules on sushi etiquette takes away from the enjoyment. It’s become nerve racking��. Now I have to worry about whether or not I’m offending the chef or other patrons around me as I eat my sushi?��
    I have friends of Asian orientation who use chopsticks or a knife and fork while eating bbq. I’ve mentioned it’s more fun and more delicious if u just get in there and eat w ur hands��. But that’s how they’re comfortable and as long as they are enjoying it, idc����. To echo his/her own��.

  • Hahaha this is ‘Murica I’ll do what I what with my raw fish… There is no ediguetee here buddy…. Culture? Don’t bring it to free country, it will be tampered with/make you money, pick one.

  • I am Japanese, it is hard for us to call these sushi. Sushi fish doesn’t smell at all under strict hygiene management. If it smells even slightly, it must be rotten and very dangerous.
    When I stayed in other country, I went to sushi restaurant and ordered raw fish sushi. It smelled terrible but other customers looked satisfied. I couldn’t eat anything there.
    Hope Fish haters should come to Japan and try “real sushi”

  • I can see people being snobby about things like not overseasoning your food (it’s considered rude in traditional English dining to salt your food before tasting it because it implies you assume the cook can’t make his food good), but things like not pouring your own alcohol will never catch on. It’s nice having foods from other cultures available, but if you’re eating in America, certain customs will be very different.

  • Ill be visiting japan tokyo next summer. I have a gastric bypass ( stomach reducing surgery). How do i handle this topic? Because i want to experience it all but will probably share 75% of the time:/

  • there are try to make it more appealing. There are no “right way” U just freaking eat it. Like ppl who love spicy food. One friend of mine love hot sauce. When he put hot sauce on his food he puts a lot!!!

  • Now do one about traditional American table manors. Because VERY few know of all of them. Just like Japan! Ya know, salad forks, soup spoons, desert spoons, napkin folded on lap, take small bites, drink before speaking…ect… ugh. You only need to do these things at super high end places.

  • if you follow theese youll also get better sushi if you use loads of soy sauce and look like a total tourist the chef is less likley to waste his prime dishes and fish cuts on you who will not apreciate them

    im not saying youll get the rancid fish out back due to be tossed but you most likley will not get the prime freshest best cuts he has to offer either

    and honestly dont feel nervous just tell the chef your inexperianced and youd like to be shown the best way to enjoy his sushi hell be glad to show you the propper way of doing things and wont punnish you for it if you sincerley wish to share a part of his passion

  • Most likely people pay top dollar for something that is smaller than my fuckin butthole! People get completely scammed especially here in the United States! Like not getting the real wasabi & much more!!!! Fuckkkk AAA Yyooouuuu, Cchhhiii nneessee Aassshhhooollleee!

  • #7 is strange because in my travels to Mexico I was told if I ate soup there, to not slurp the broth, but to absorb it. It sounds weird I know. But slurping is seen as disrespectful and like you are low class.

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  • Nice see Hacker Ryan Back on YouTube trying ��for the first time but no l think I will pass ��.�� Shannon going to puck just watching Diane try eating it.

  • This is why I order sushi to go. Because then I can enjoy it without anyone telling me I’m eating it wrong. I once had an old Japanese woman yell at me because I DIDN’T mix my wasabi in with my soy sauce. Yes there are clear cultural differences, and when eating in Japan, I’m sure someone eating it ‘wrong’ would stick out like a sore thumb, but I believe elsewhere around the world, the pressure is off quite a bit. Not only that, I’m sure major differences in opinion exist within the Japanese culture as well. Eat it the way you enjoy it, I say. And if anything you do offends the sushi chef, well, you must be doing something pretty bad.

  • Now do one about traditional American table manors. Because VERY few know of all of them. Just like Japan! Ya know, salad forks, soup spoons, desert spoons, napkin folded on lap, take small bites, drink before speaking…ect… ugh. You only need to do these things at super high end places.

  • I used to work for a sushi chef that was the strictest motherfucker when it came to his craft but he was very charismatic and funny like this guy right here. Brings back good memories

  • Fresh sushi from a legit restaurant is my favorite food of all time. I wish I could afford to eat it more often. These people are ridiculous, just get em some fried chicken fingers and french fries, probably more up their alley.

  • Eat it how the fuck you want to eat it. You can butt chug it for all care. It’s like those dickhead places that sell hot dogs but won’t permit certain condiments. Go fuck yourself.

  • I’d certainly rub the chopsticks together to remove small splinters from the wood regardless of etiquette. I was taught that in grade 2 by my teachers friend who was from Japan and taught us how to use chopsticks

  • Who never eat. Say i will eat every day WTF. As Japanese person even in Japanese, Chinese. Not every one like it. Just becsuse its a culture no one should be force to like it. And when a person give a word i don’t like it or anything.You shame your culture? I myself don’t like it. Not going lie like saying I myself like it. Just honest fact.They train years Jesus..

  • Well, I learnt that slurping ramen noodles actually help the eater take in more of the broth’s aroma. A Japanese study showed that 30% higher aromatic stimuli was detected when a person slurps vs not slurping noodles.

  • why do i get the feeling this presenter is on the credit roll of Jersey Shore episodes somewhere….

    or, picture her saying “Like, what everrrrr” whilst she rolls her eyes and flicks her hand up.

    Cant help it.

  • I laughed with a serious face while watching this video in solidarity with the chef’s combined traits of humour and seriousness. Also, who was taking notes like me?

  • i like how he literally was just taught to turn the tuna on its side when eating it, but at the end of the video, he failed this operation

  • Thank god I live in a place where I’m not constantly offending everyone by eating my meal the way I like in peace. The manners and the flavors are not all subject to a completely insecure chef who will just go to a quivering pool of jelly if I like my fish with some ginger. btw, I just spent two months in Inner Mongolia and almost every meal involves a piece of unseasoned, unaged, uncured boiled mutton. You ask for some salt and pepper and its a big insult because you’re supposed to eat this meat naturally. It was explained that they only season spoiled meat. WHAT?

  • also it is considered bad form to eat nigiri with chopsticks, you should eat it with your hands and your maki and sashimi with chopsticks. 

  • What I’d heard/read about noodle slurping was that the air intake is supposed to change/intensify flavors.
    It seems to work with drinks, but I’ve never tried it with noodles. It seems very easy to stain a shirt like that, and I’ve never thought about it making it at home where I can not wear one.

  • These taste test vids always consist of 4 gays and 2 non gays is this what the world has come to where we are outnumbered 2:1 heck

  • The latter half part was good but the beginning tips about ordering miso soup as appetizer? No, you have it with the meal and you don’t use spoon. Use chopsticks in the miso soup bowl to bring the soup contents to your mouth as you sip on the soup.

  • I’m sorry but you are over doing the slurping. I’ve never seen anyone slurping that way. Also I don’t think slurping is for the chefs. We do it so that we don’t burn our lips with hot noodles and soup.

  • I thought it was funny how the restaurant was named Masa because I would have walked in thinking I was going to get some tacos and mole enchiladas lol

  • there are try to make it more appealing. There are no “right way” U just freaking eat it. Like ppl who love spicy food. One friend of mine love hot sauce. When he put hot sauce on his food he puts a lot!!!

  • I am Japanese, it is hard for us to call these sushi. Sushi fish doesn’t smell at all under strict hygiene management. If it smells even slightly, it must be rotten and very dangerous.
    When I stayed in other country, I went to sushi restaurant and ordered raw fish sushi. It smelled terrible but other customers looked satisfied. I couldn’t eat anything there.
    Hope Fish haters should come to Japan and try “real sushi”

  • The latter half part was good but the beginning tips about ordering miso soup as appetizer? No, you have it with the meal and you don’t use spoon. Use chopsticks in the miso soup bowl to bring the soup contents to your mouth as you sip on the soup.

  • @paolo from TOKYO,Bro i like u r video but can u put the video like the the day in the of a Japanese,something like that plz ����������������l like the channel of u r s plz reply this comment plz brooo����������������

  • I prefer to eat how I like to eat especially when I’m paying a lot so yea. I don’t actually care, and if someone feels offended. Well then it’s his issue I’m just enjoying

  • is it okay to like exchange food in a ramen restaurant? When you both ordered food and you just want to exchange some with each other.

  • okay there’s a preferred way to do it and they way you’re culturally supposed to do it, but is there a wrong way? i mean it’s just eating…

  • Dude you really helped me get through Quarantine these past months. Just seeing you and your wife makes me so happy idk why! From the way you talk and explain things plus your videos are so fun! Thanks and keep it up!

  • People who go to sushi bars and only eat cooked shit annoy me. Lol. Even worse when they don’t eat the seafood sushi at all �� for the longest time, my sister and I would go to a sushi train and she’d just order teriyaki chicken and calamari rings etc. NO SUSHI. AT THE FRAAKING SUSHI TRAIN.

    Now she finally will eat the salmon nigiri but only if it is well done. Waste of salmon in my eyes.

  • Further proof that rules were made to be broken. I am completely uninterested in impressing my sushi chef with proper eating technique or respect for how he wants me to enjoy my food. It is his job to impress me, not the other way around…

  • This isn’t about eating, but could you show us the Miyashita Park homeless encampment and talk about why Japanese are homeless.
    I’m from California, and people come from every state, and add to homeless.
    Our homeless are schizophrenic, or addicts.

  • Japan is too strict? Nah man it definitely is better than America where every other person wastes food and ends i throwing it away while there are so many people out there who can barely get a full stomach.

  • why do i get the feeling this presenter is on the credit roll of Jersey Shore episodes somewhere….

    or, picture her saying “Like, what everrrrr” whilst she rolls her eyes and flicks her hand up.

    Cant help it.

  • 06 When I was at Japan I was always given a big container full of chilled water with ice in every restaurant. Maybe I was lucky.

  • Regarding the slurping: I was taught that slurping Ramen or Soba Noodles was mostly in order slurp up as much of the broth as possible. Also it should aid to cooling down the noodles while eating them, because especially Ramen are very hot when you recieve them. By slurping you can eat them very fast without burning your mouth.

  • guys these are etiquettes when eating a sushi in an authentic japanese restaurant. If you want to eat authentic sushi in a japanese restaurant, you are expected to follow their etiquette when eating their food. Not only in a sushi restaurant, but in any kind of Japanese restaurant.

    Just like one time, my friend got scolded for placing his used chopsticks on top of his bown when he is waiting for his order to come (it is a sign that you are done eating, and the next-in-line customer can take your seat).

  • I always thought that it was bad manners to eat sushi rolls with your hands or maybe it’s just because I get disturbed when my hands get dirty

  • Restaurants make a fuck ton of money off drinks like soda and wine. I don’t understand that rule. Why would I spend $3 on a drink for a $5 meal?

  • I watched all of Paolo’s videos before I went to Japan, and they were so helpful!! I just started posting Japan vlog from my trip last year, thank you Paolo for your inspiration! ������

  • Excellent information! The slurping thing I knew about but, it’s sure good to know about not finishing food, doggie bags, sharing and not sharing. Very helpful. I really liked this video. Watched it 3 times.

  • I love Sushi! For first time Sushi eaters try dipping the fish in soy sauce first then put the fish back on the rice. That way it’ll kill the raw taste of the fish. I’ll bet you’ll change your mind about Sushi.

  • I was always told slurping was a way to cool the food for your mouth as most workers are in a hurry, this became acceptable. So slurping is actually practical, don’t think it had anything to so with the chef or the taste.

  • Excellent information! The slurping thing I knew about but, it’s sure good to know about not finishing food, doggie bags, sharing and not sharing. Very helpful. I really liked this video. Watched it 3 times.

  • I work at a ramen shop in Japan and I’m surprised this video doesn’t cover one of the most common mistake I keep seeing foreigners do….they don’t know how to use the “vending machine” ordering system. It’s works similarly to the touchscreen self ordering you see at Mcdonalds: Press the buttons for the order you want (you can customize too), pay, and then grab the food ticket and THEN you walk in with your order! You DON’T just walk in and then sit down while expecting a waiter to come by! I can’t count how many times foreigners do that and mistaking the order machine outside for a soda vending machine!

  • Great rules, very informative. I would add a final rule, though. 8. If any of the previous rules are reducing your enjoyment of the food because you can’t eat it the way you want, then screw the rules and enjoy the food.

  • The actual pronunciation http://www.forvo.com/word/nigiri-zushi/
     as opposed to (“nuh gear ree”), just start with thinking about “i” being the “eee” sound from english

    and shoyu and oshibori..
    well, we’ll focus on the nigiri.. that’s the biggee

    And thanks for pointing out dipping meat side, and not making a mortar out of the wasabi, etc.

  • first, sushi is meant to eaten with your hands. secondly, if they use chopsticks, they should of invested in an actual chopsticks that are not disposable. i’m still going to rub my chopsticks together just so i don’t eat no wooden piece in my sushi.

  • When you buy something small from the convenience store like an Onigiri. Where do you eat it? And where do you throw away the trash?

  • I’m a vegetarian from birth, as part of my religion/culture. The difficulty with finding vegetarian food in Japan is the sole reason why I haven’t traveled there yet as much as I’m dying to go.

  • Aaaannddd I’m hungry again lol Thanks for the helpful tips Paolo! I’ll be sure to remember them when I go back to Japan this April ����

  • If you come to Tennessee or Texas I’m not going to tell you how to eat soul food or BBQ. You keep your eyes on your plate and I’ll keep my eyes on mine.

  • Lol, you spazzes! Everything you tried is Sashimi not Sushi! FFS! Rice concoctions are sashimi. Feckin’ flat out, eat the chunk of raw fish and you’re on your own is sushi. Still, I luvs my cute Irish cousins.

  • LMAO! don’t say “allergy”, turn a foreign word into the same word in katakana because they cant make the mental leap in pronunciation.

  • #7 is strange because in my travels to Mexico I was told if I ate soup there, to not slurp the broth, but to absorb it. It sounds weird I know. But slurping is seen as disrespectful and like you are low class.

  • When he said “right and left ” i was wondering what” light and left” meant,then realized it was actually “right” and wondered if he was gonna say “right and reft” next

  • don’t care. I’ll dip my sushi in freaking chocolate sauce if I feel like it. that’s disgusting so I won’t, but I would!! just because nobody tells me what to do

  • [“!MTJCaFAX2HlTN0xEBBvaBe5OhmwCAAAAPlIAAAAQKgETvSo9cxtJEVSg0HnauAWZYiTYpN-fPh951QE0maJd0KX4KPigbPY74vAeMj3QTR_LyWw6JfV7XflXJJOrTlMCdXk7ypfTj01tu_6Y1vHyPgcnNQb-rgyx0yOvS4L7YOBnhA7YfEOjjzqMK_NxZUwZYBKKFzglWDSDZKS5-iYo0Xo40CMw5H-flIWM-bMoN_4CkUEWldc6HRRfBIpxuS3I5n8upkqH4J4JdFIbd4bDNx0tYe2Ic7TzXsH-jaO3S9Vijdu4ei2jEMggMXgdOYxKWpTWMkoiXTYwN-RPJqarpdklPZ7DsYUUVdm5PaUmLqHFSQyoYVmBjtSijGOyrom4spxmPqYuEm44ac3goiv3xhoqQhc”,”The host needs to learn how to pronounce Japanese words properly. He said \”ee-ta-my\” (3 syllables) which is wrong, it should be \”ee-ta-ma-e\” (4 syllables)..
    Other basic words not mentioned in this video:
    Omakase = chef’s choice (tasting menu prix fixe).
    Oshibori = wet towel (presented before meal starts).
    Not everything is raw. Shrimp (ebi), octopus (tako) and squid (ika) are usually cooked. Egg omelet (tamago) is another popular sushi that is pre-cooked.”,[[[null,null,1]],null],false]

  • also it is considered bad form to eat nigiri with chopsticks, you should eat it with your hands and your maki and sashimi with chopsticks. 

  • if you follow theese youll also get better sushi if you use loads of soy sauce and look like a total tourist the chef is less likley to waste his prime dishes and fish cuts on you who will not apreciate them

    im not saying youll get the rancid fish out back due to be tossed but you most likley will not get the prime freshest best cuts he has to offer either

    and honestly dont feel nervous just tell the chef your inexperianced and youd like to be shown the best way to enjoy his sushi hell be glad to show you the propper way of doing things and wont punnish you for it if you sincerley wish to share a part of his passion

  • Actually the ramen thing it’s because there’s oil in the broth and because of that it’s creating a layer over the flavor so when you slurp you get the most flavor out of the noodles and soup

  • I thought it was funny how the restaurant was named Masa because I would have walked in thinking I was going to get some tacos and mole enchiladas lol

  • Hi there. I’m Japanese.
    Even many Japanese don’t care how to eat sushi correctly.
    So, plz feel free when u try to sushi at the first time:)