Why is it okay to eat sushi with your hands?
Because it started off as a street food that was eaten that way, and because it’s the best way off holding the topping and rice together as you tip it upside down and dip it in the soy sauce
Why is green tea only called agari in a sushi place?
Why is shoyu (soy sauce) called murasaki in a sushi bar?
Why does sushi in Japan vary so widely in price?
Why does wasabi spiciness go up your nose?
Why do they use different vocab in a sushi place to other restaurants, like “gari” instead of “shoga” for ginger?
Why pickled ginger with sushi?
Clears the palate. Note- Not generally put on the sushi! But then again, at 100 yen a plate place, why not eat it how you like?
Why is there always vinegar in sushi rice?
It helps keep the fish fresh, and reproduces the taste of what sushi originally was, which was fish preserved in gone off rice
Why is it okay to eat sushi with your fingers?
It is considered good form to dip your sushi in the soy sauce topping first, which is very hard to do with chopsticks
Why matcha powdered green tea with sushi, and not leaf green tea like most restaurants?
Clears the palate???
If sushi is supposed to be fresh, why is it okay to let it go round and round for hours in a conveyor belt sushi place?
Why do sushi chefs press it together with their bare hands?
To show that it’s an art they are putting their whole life and soul into
Why is sushi sometimes served right off the counter?
To show the place is amazingly clean and to get back to its informal street food roots