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  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
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    April 14, 2010 at 3:22 pm
    Link: How To Properly Eat Sushi - Damn, I`ve been doing that wasabi-in-the-soy sauce thing forever...
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    April 14, 2010 at 3:25 pm
    *sigh*
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    taxicab2004 Male 18-29
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    April 14, 2010 at 3:27 pm
    link=broke.
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    Lixa123 Female 18-29
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    April 14, 2010 at 3:28 pm
    link`s broke.
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    korahn Male 30-39
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    April 14, 2010 at 3:28 pm
    borked
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    Lorah Female 18-29
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    April 14, 2010 at 3:29 pm
    link is gone *sniff*
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    Zuthilios Male 18-29
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    April 14, 2010 at 3:30 pm
    Not working for me.
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    argenteus Male 18-29
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    April 14, 2010 at 3:30 pm
    "how to properly post a link" is what we need I think.

    <3
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    glassjawdave Male 18-29
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    April 14, 2010 at 3:31 pm
    link no workie
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    Finwicket Male 18-29
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    April 14, 2010 at 3:32 pm
    broken link is broken
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    JabbaTheAWES Male 13-17
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    April 14, 2010 at 3:33 pm
    Broken:(
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    ryan99 Male 13-17
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    April 14, 2010 at 3:33 pm
    Wow, that`s pretty funny. Too bad it doesn`t work for you lot, I am lolling at the picture!
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    pui Female 18-29
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    April 14, 2010 at 3:34 pm
    hahahahahaha!
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    KittenCereal Female 18-29
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    April 14, 2010 at 3:34 pm
    hmmm link fail. :/
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    billy-bawb Male 18-29
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    April 14, 2010 at 3:34 pm
    broken....
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    woomanfoo Male 18-29
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    April 14, 2010 at 3:35 pm
    I`m surprised no one has said that the link is broken yet. C`mon guys, you`re slackin.
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    Magicant Female 18-29
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    April 14, 2010 at 3:36 pm
    Should be "how to properly post a link". Page cannot be found.
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    deathbringer Male 18-29
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    April 14, 2010 at 3:36 pm
    page cannot be found
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    clancy54 Male 18-29
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    April 14, 2010 at 3:37 pm
    Broken link?
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    Zeckal Male 18-29
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    April 14, 2010 at 3:38 pm
    Link is broken for me....
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    Frenzy4 Male 18-29
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    April 14, 2010 at 3:38 pm
    404
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    yumyum1 Male 18-29
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    April 14, 2010 at 4:15 pm
    This is a repeat. It was posted probably as recently as January 2010. Webmasters on a break?
  23. Profile photo of wcclark
    wcclark Male 18-29
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    April 14, 2010 at 4:19 pm
    For those who can`t see...link here.

    I love learning about interesting food etiquette. Thank you for something interesting, IAB.
  24. Profile photo of starshimmer
    starshimmer Female 18-29
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    April 14, 2010 at 4:19 pm
    I eat most of my sushi at home and i`ll eat it any way i please. On a side note, what if your sushi doesn`t have fish? How do you not dunk your rice in the soy sauce?
  25. Profile photo of gothgirl69
    gothgirl69 Female 18-29
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    April 14, 2010 at 4:19 pm
    its working now.
  26. Profile photo of dapaperboy
    dapaperboy Male 13-17
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    April 14, 2010 at 4:19 pm
    kids chopsticks ftw!
  27. Profile photo of trailleadr
    trailleadr Male 40-49
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    April 14, 2010 at 4:20 pm
    Interesting.
  28. Profile photo of IssaTheFiend
    IssaTheFiend Female 18-29
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    April 14, 2010 at 4:21 pm
    I didn`t know sushi places were so anal. .
  29. Profile photo of Angelmassb
    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    April 14, 2010 at 4:23 pm
    Waaaait a minute is this... is this... some useful information???

    What is going??? :-/
  30. Profile photo of Silverfalcon
    Silverfalcon Male 13-17
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    April 14, 2010 at 4:25 pm
    Interesting! I already follow most of it anyway, but its nice to know I do it right.
  31. Profile photo of Batmanners
    Batmanners Male 18-29
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    April 14, 2010 at 4:25 pm
    Well, it seems to work fine now.

    Either way, very informative. Should I ever want to go try sushi, after not liking it the first 3 times, again.
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    clancy54 Male 18-29
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    April 14, 2010 at 4:27 pm
    Very informative. Now closest sushi place...300 miles. Yup not worth the trip.
  33. Profile photo of shappy
    shappy Male 18-29
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    April 14, 2010 at 4:28 pm
    fixed apparently
  34. Profile photo of Nidonemo
    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    April 14, 2010 at 4:30 pm
    I`ll scold my boyfriend for making that wasabi sauce soup...
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    AnInsomniac Female 18-29
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    April 14, 2010 at 4:31 pm
    not sure what is going on for everyone else, but i can see it just fine...weird...O_o
  36. Profile photo of beeze72
    beeze72 Male 30-39
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    April 14, 2010 at 4:37 pm
    The whole wasabi/soy sauce is not true at all. Most chef`s would much rather you eat it anyway you want to and enjoy it then to do it `properly` and not. Much like the very outdated `only red wine with meat`.
  37. Profile photo of megavidiot
    megavidiot Male 30-39
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    April 14, 2010 at 4:41 pm
    ha! try this in vancouver, it`ll never happen....
  38. Profile photo of ggolbez
    ggolbez Male 18-29
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    April 14, 2010 at 4:43 pm
    It`s food, I`ll eat it however the drat I want.
  39. Profile photo of shaboinkin
    shaboinkin Male 18-29
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    April 14, 2010 at 4:48 pm
    I eat my food how I want to eat it. And I will continue to put the soy sauce on my rice first gosh darnit!
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    a1butcher Male 40-49
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    April 14, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    If you put that piece in your mouth so the fish touches your tongue, you`re going to have smoked salmon on your lap.

    Also, bring your own chopsticks.
  41. Profile photo of Dapeekas
    Dapeekas Female 18-29
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    April 14, 2010 at 5:02 pm
    My Grandmother is straight from Japan and she mixed the wasabi with the soy...so that just seems silly to me that its a `don`t`.
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    yagovaggo Male 30-39
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    April 14, 2010 at 5:14 pm
    I love mixing my wasabi with my soy sauce, And I love taking a bit out my sushi, and I like dipping the rice in the sauce (it holds more sauce) SO F U C K YOU very much! I Will eat my Sushi my way! THANK YOU!!!!
  43. Profile photo of yagovaggo
    yagovaggo Male 30-39
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    April 14, 2010 at 5:21 pm
    From all the things I read about Japanese people and their food etiquette makes them sound very HIGH STRUNG and neurotic! CHill the drat out Japan! You make too MANY F U C K ING rules for youreselves. Just eat your god damned food any way you want to . its all gonna end up in the same God damned place anyway.

    *The next time I go to a Japanese restaurant I am going to bring sand paper with me and sand down my chop sticks! I wonder what they will say to that!
  44. Profile photo of xxPinkxx
    xxPinkxx Female 18-29
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    April 14, 2010 at 5:25 pm
    LOL megavidiot, im in vancouver also and i agree entirely. sometimes people eat really gross, like a mix between their culture and ours.

    i already knew all this about sushi, though. i looked it up awhile back cause im vegetarian and have never had sushi so i needed to know when i moved to vancouver. lots of awesome asian food here.
  45. Profile photo of brusewain
    brusewain Female 18-29
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    April 14, 2010 at 5:27 pm
    Food should not be stressful. Which why you should just eat in and let the rich folks have their "manners." Your Hungry-Man XXL wouldn`t ever judge you.
  46. Profile photo of xxPinkxx
    xxPinkxx Female 18-29
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    April 14, 2010 at 5:27 pm
    yaggovago- the japanese really dont have all that many rules. they are very polite, is all. they would say the same thing about english people and their rules that we eat with every day. we just dont notice because were used to it ( eg, dont slurp soup, dont talk or chew with mouth full, napkin on lap, sit up, different sized forks, dont blow nose or burp or comb hair a the table )
  47. Profile photo of pui
    pui Female 18-29
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    April 14, 2010 at 5:29 pm
    I assume this is just etiquette. All cultures have it. If you went to a fancy restaurant in North America, you`d be expected to put a napkin on your lap, eat with the proper fork and tip the waiter. I do not think these "rules" apply to dining at home.
  48. Profile photo of apeirophobia
    apeirophobia Female 18-29
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    April 14, 2010 at 5:29 pm
    okay, because the rolls that have the rice on the outside can certainly be dipped in soy without the rice touching it...
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    han5nah Female 13-17
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    April 14, 2010 at 5:42 pm
    yagovaggo:

    angsty much?
  50. Profile photo of MrsPoods
    MrsPoods Female 18-29
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    April 14, 2010 at 5:42 pm
    Nor should a chef touch money; that sh*t is dirty.
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    the_windy Female 18-29
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    April 14, 2010 at 5:50 pm
    Really for the rubbing the chopsticks thing? I`ve always done that. :/ I`ve never been to a proper sushi bar though. And the part for fish side only being dunked is actually a very good idea. It always pisses me off when I have a crapload of rice in my dish.
    I only use the other end of my chopsticks if I take from a shared plate at a Chinese food restaurant (like if we have a bunch of beef and chicken in the middle of the table). With sushi though it`s really easy to pick up your piece without touching the other ones.
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    goaliejerry Male 30-39
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    April 14, 2010 at 5:51 pm
    I put wasabi in my soy sauce, etiquette be damned.
  53. Profile photo of deadbass72
    deadbass72 Male 18-29
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    April 14, 2010 at 5:56 pm
    actually Pui, most of those rules apply at home, minus the rubbing your chopsticks together.
  54. Profile photo of lerie
    lerie Female 18-29
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    April 14, 2010 at 6:00 pm
    "I do not think these "rules" apply to dining at home."

    I think some of them do, like not putting the rice in the sauce, bite the sushi in half, or any of those that means sharing saliva with other people XD
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    draquoir Male 18-29
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    April 14, 2010 at 6:10 pm
    It`s illegal to use hands now in Japan.
  56. Profile photo of seabass101dg
    seabass101dg Male 18-29
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    April 14, 2010 at 6:25 pm
    Who the eff cares. I eat what I want, however I want.
  57. Profile photo of taylor_stone
    taylor_stone Male 30-39
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    April 14, 2010 at 6:26 pm
    These are simply rules of Japanese etiquette. Feel free to either hold to them or not in your own home. As for restaurants, it may be a good idea to try to hold to them since its only polite to respect a culture`s traditions.
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    Alistair36 Male 18-29
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    April 14, 2010 at 6:30 pm
    *The next time I go to a Japanese restaurant I am going to bring sand paper with me and sand down my chop sticks! I wonder what they will say to that!

    They will laugh at your sawdust sushi or in a nicer restaurant tell you to get out as you have insulted them
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    nubblins Female 18-29
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    April 14, 2010 at 6:36 pm
    ew.
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    woodj90 Male 18-29
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    April 14, 2010 at 6:49 pm
    seabass101dg
    Male, 18-29, Western US
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    Who the eff cares. I eat what I want, however I want.

    And this is an example of western civilizations arrogance
  61. Profile photo of moefreak
    moefreak Female 18-29
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    April 14, 2010 at 6:51 pm
    Well, it`s just etiquette. Adhere to it if you want to minimise the chances of offending anyone, but most people worth caring about wouldn`t be all that interested in how you eat. Just like I think anyone who would be genuinely offended by me accidentally using the wrong fork or whatnot is not worth my time (although obviously I always know which utensil to use. I`m a lady, dammit.)
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    _kiersten_ Female 18-29
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    April 14, 2010 at 6:56 pm
    Interesting, I never knew these things :O
  63. Profile photo of TxP
    TxP Female 70 & Over
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    April 14, 2010 at 7:04 pm
    this is cool :D
    ill try and follow this next time
  64. Profile photo of slugs
    slugs Male 30-39
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    April 14, 2010 at 7:06 pm
    One time at this really fancy and crowded sushi bar, I put waaaaaaay too much wasabi in my soy sauce. I was promptly arrested by the sushi police. It was crazy.
  65. Profile photo of BirdOfHermes
    BirdOfHermes Male 13-17
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    April 14, 2010 at 7:16 pm
    if only that were sushi, the pictures are atually of shashimi.
  66. Profile photo of rigby_321
    rigby_321 Female 18-29
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    April 14, 2010 at 7:21 pm
    I put the ginger on my sushi, I know it is `wrong` but it tastes so right!!
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    Hemtroll Male 18-29
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    April 14, 2010 at 7:25 pm
    "And this is an example of western civilizations arrogance "

    No, that`s an example of people paying for food and eating it. If someone wants to dunk the rice in the soy sauce and they paid for it they`re going to dunk the rice in the soy sauce. If you were invited to dinner at someone`s place and you offended them with your lack of manners that would be one thing but if you`re paying, no one is going to tell you how to eat.
  68. Profile photo of keith2
    keith2 Male 30-39
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    April 14, 2010 at 7:33 pm
    who died and made this guy the authority on sushi eating? i don`t care even if its a 2500 year old sushi eating tradition.
    i WILL dip the rice in soy sauce, and .. well thats pretty much it.
    Take that!
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    Hitaki318 Female 13-17
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    April 14, 2010 at 7:33 pm
    I didn`t care to learn the Do`s, but doing any of the don`t never occurred to me. o-o;;
  70. Profile photo of Farsidedown
    Farsidedown Male 18-29
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    April 14, 2010 at 7:34 pm
    "`Who the eff cares. I eat what I want, however I want.`

    And this is an example of western civilizations arrogance"

    ...and this is an example of judgmental European haughtiness.

    Just because some "westerner" says something about his stance on table manners doesn`t mean people from the rest of the world don`t. You could have made a comment directly in regards to him respecting those who serve him food, but rather you just made yourself look like a snobbish pr*ck, generalizing all Americans as a people that give foreign customs the finger, when we`re probably more diverse than your country.

    On a lighter topic, I`ve never seen sushi with the rice served on top. It`s either a roll or just by itself.
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    trp712 Male 18-29
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    April 14, 2010 at 7:35 pm
    if only that were sushi, the pictures are atually of shashimi.
    Sashimi + rice = sushi.
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    Geogypsy Female 18-29
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    April 14, 2010 at 7:36 pm
    Why does the infograph only illustrate nigiri?!
    I can see how the etiquette may be altered for maki but it`s certainly not applicable for temaki.
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    moefreak Female 18-29
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    April 14, 2010 at 7:45 pm
    Farsidedown, since when does "western civilization"=America? I think I understand what you mean, but I hardly think saying "And this is an example of western civilizations arrogance" is a statement referring particularly to Americans.
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    vorpalsword Male 18-29
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    April 14, 2010 at 7:45 pm
    hmm, Chinese customs are less anal about this stuff. All you have to do is slurp your food and eat it with your mouth open (it shows them that you`re enjoying the food)
  75. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
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    April 14, 2010 at 7:45 pm
    What the frak is all the fuss about??? It all looks the same when it comes out the other end, so just Nom it down however you want.
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    sgrin27 Male 18-29
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    April 14, 2010 at 7:48 pm
    lol keith2
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    April 14, 2010 at 7:58 pm
    @ Farsidedown > overreact much?
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    LemonTarte Female 18-29
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    April 14, 2010 at 8:01 pm
    I put the ginger on my sushi as well. It`s just divine. I can`t bring myself to care that it`s not "proper".

    But this only talks about nigiri sushi and not the rolls.
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    ScottSerious Male 18-29
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    April 14, 2010 at 8:04 pm
    why are we being attacked by spam so much lately?
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    msieg007 Male 18-29
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    April 14, 2010 at 8:07 pm
    You forgot to add the part about why I should care. Or was it missing on purpose?
  81. Profile photo of bridog6996
    bridog6996 Male 18-29
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    April 14, 2010 at 8:25 pm
    I eat my sushi with a knife and fork. So there.
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    Luet_Seer Female 18-29
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    April 14, 2010 at 8:39 pm
    Just as a note, Japanese people do in fact mix wasabi with soy sauce all the time (I learned to do that in Japan.)
  83. Profile photo of trp712
    trp712 Male 18-29
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    April 14, 2010 at 8:44 pm
    why are we being attacked by spam so much lately?
    Million dollar question right there.
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    snailslime Female 18-29
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    April 14, 2010 at 9:17 pm
    neato, but i must say ive never seen anyone rub chopsticks together..the thought never crossed my mind actually
  85. Profile photo of phantom16
    phantom16 Male 18-29
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    April 14, 2010 at 9:33 pm
    the second panel tells you to dip the fish part of the sushi into the soy, but not the rice. however typical sushi that would be found is the round stuff and that would be really hard. the stuff in the digram would specifically be nigiri, and then the "do"s would make sense...
  86. Profile photo of IkeRay
    IkeRay Male 18-29
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    April 14, 2010 at 9:54 pm
    this is just a picture form of exactly what alton brown said...
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    gothmo Female 18-29
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    April 14, 2010 at 9:54 pm
    I can`t tell what`s serious and what`s not >> some of it seems right, but others...so wrong
  88. Profile photo of Maelstrom_x
    Maelstrom_x Male 18-29
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    April 14, 2010 at 9:56 pm
    Wasabi in the soy sauce? Noooooo thanks dude. I agree though, usually my sushi is rolled and not done as in the diagram, but I usually pour the soy sauce into the center of the roll.

    There`s no real point in eating sushi with chopsticks if it is perfectly acceptable to eat it with your fingers, just seems pointless.
  89. Profile photo of IkeRay
    IkeRay Male 18-29
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    April 14, 2010 at 9:59 pm
    "just by itself. "

    despite what many of people told you while growing up, sushi is not "raw fish", its a dish much like pasta. pasta has noodles, sushi has rice, some sushi doesn`t even contain fish. the "just by itself" you`re referring to is called "sashimi".

    I typically don`t put anything on it, maybe a touch of soy sauce, I`ve always used the ginger as a pallet cleanser and I`ve always gotten weird looks by my ignorant family who of course put the ginger directly on the sushi.

    I`ve only eaten at a real sushi bar a handful of times, but I like to practice my habits anywhere they serve sushi
  90. Profile photo of IkeRay
    IkeRay Male 18-29
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    April 14, 2010 at 10:02 pm
    "There`s no real point in eating sushi with chopsticks if it is perfectly acceptable to eat it with your fingers, just seems pointless."

    just like in western cultures where people eat chicken (grilled or fried on the bone) with either their hands or fork, its an optional utensil.
  91. Profile photo of Nidonemo
    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    April 14, 2010 at 10:03 pm
    To those that wonder "Why?":

    Imagine three Japanese businessmen come into an American diner, they`re on a business trip and have no idea what the local culture is, nor do they have any clue as to what behavior is appropriate in a diner. They sit down and order spaghetti and start eating it with their hands, or they order a burger and eat it with a knife and fork. Although they are eating the food how they think it should be eaten (individual tastes and such) they look -really- stupid doing so.
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    CmdrBittles Female 18-29
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    April 14, 2010 at 10:05 pm
    I rub my chopsticks together all the time. If they don`t want me doing that than they shouldn`t give me crappy chopsticks. And I do the wasabi one..
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    wolfguy423 Male 18-29
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    April 14, 2010 at 10:19 pm
    Lol. whats funny here is my father and i owned a sushi business for a while, so i pretty much knew all of these :-D
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    Perseus Female 18-29
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    April 14, 2010 at 10:25 pm
    Ha, I`ve done the don`t and the ginger before.
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    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    April 14, 2010 at 10:36 pm
    I also think the upside down dip is a form of efficiency, when sushi rice gets wet with soy sauce, it comes apart. So if you keep it dry it won`t make a mess.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    April 14, 2010 at 10:52 pm
    I can see the chef not touching money, you know how many germs are on money? Gross!
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    WeePee Male 18-29
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    April 14, 2010 at 10:55 pm
    why can`t i add wasabi to my soy sauce?
    since thats the only thing i do "wrong"
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    stagefreak Male 18-29
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    April 14, 2010 at 10:57 pm
    I do the wasabi one and I love wrapping my sushi in ginger.
  99. Profile photo of util
    util Male 18-29
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    April 14, 2010 at 11:11 pm
    Interesting post.

    I`m guilty of mixing my wasabi in soy sauce, but I can understand it`s not proper etiquette if you`re sharing the dish. As for dipping the fish of the nigiri instead of the rice, it makes sense for two reasons, one of which was highlighted earlier : it prevents sushi collapse in your dish; also, avoids drowning it in sauce. Slightly dipped fish touching your tongue is really just for enjoyment though, Japanese food culture is based on the palatal experience much.

    Dang it, I`d kill for sushi right now.
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    milo126 Male 18-29
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    April 14, 2010 at 11:31 pm
    I have to say this is accurate, and the illustrations are incredible.
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    c0rRupt3dblu Male 18-29
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    April 14, 2010 at 11:35 pm
    I feel so bad about the removal of splinters thing.....

    -_- sigh..
  102. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
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    April 14, 2010 at 11:41 pm
    > Nidonemo
    > I also think the upside down dip is a form of efficiency

    And a taste enhancer. The taste buds in the top of your mouth get more use than those in your tongue because that`s the way you normally put food in. Almost everything tastes better upside down. Try it with a Vegemite sandwich (well, the local US equivalent then) to see.
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    Raberboom Male 18-29
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    April 14, 2010 at 11:56 pm
    you can also judge the table manners of a person by seeing how far up on the chopsticks food is after a meal. Tho that also depends on the food that was eaten as to where the polite level of messiness is on the sticks. used to have a pair that were marked for it.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    April 15, 2010 at 12:05 am
    ok abd why did we need to know the obvious
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    Kanashto Male 18-29
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    April 15, 2010 at 12:07 am
    so who do i give the money ?
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    pomokey Male 18-29
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    April 15, 2010 at 12:28 am
    I dip the rice in the soy cause becauseIi love soy sauce. it`s pretty much the reason I eat suhi. the rice soaks up way more soy sauce than the fish does.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    April 15, 2010 at 12:40 am
    "The taste buds in the top of your mouth get more use than those in your tongue because that`s the way you normally put food in."

    There are actually very few taste buds on the roof of the mouth, Most all are on the tongue and that`s why eating some foods `up side down` have a more intense taste. However the act of chewing mixes food around the mouth and unless your swallowing your food whole your sense of taste won`t be significantly affected either way.

    Our sense of smell has a much larger influence on our sense of taste, So eating foods right side up allows our nose the sense better.
  108. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    April 15, 2010 at 12:44 am
    Btw, I`ve tried sushi and it doesn`t appeal to me.

    I`m a `Super taster` and the sushi rice tastes very bitter to me. Also hate the taste of tuna, Otherwise I prefer my fish cooked not raw.

    So it`s 3 strikes for sushi, For me.
  109. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
    8306 posts
    April 15, 2010 at 1:17 am
    > CrakrJak
    > Our sense of smell has a much larger influence on our sense of taste

    Assuming you`re a non-smoker. Like most smokers, my sense of smell is almost non-existent now.
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    Baelzar Male 40-49
    1399 posts
    April 15, 2010 at 1:45 am
    Crap.

    The wasabi-soy sauce mix makes it for me. I also dunk the rice.

    So there, Mrs. Japan Manners.
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    GRadde Male 18-29
    2556 posts
    April 15, 2010 at 1:57 am
    o.O Now I know, and I MUST try this. Immediately.

    (Thanks for the excuse to eat MOAR sushi, IAB. ^^)
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    deadpopstar Female 18-29
    497 posts
    April 15, 2010 at 2:24 am
    I do it all right ^_^

    But this made me crave sushi, it`s been far too long D:
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    fishgul69 Female 18-29
    914 posts
    April 15, 2010 at 2:34 am
    I`m mad at this, a Japanese person told me to do the wasabi/soy sauce soup crap. that non-nice individual.
  114. Profile photo of woodj90
    woodj90 Male 18-29
    22 posts
    April 15, 2010 at 2:47 am
    "`Who the eff cares. I eat what I want, however I want.`

    And this is an example of western civilizations arrogance"

    ...and this is an example of judgmental European haughtiness.

    Just because some "westerner" says something about his stance on table manners doesn`t mean people from the rest of the world don`t. You could have made a comment directly in regards to him respecting those who serve him food, but rather you just made yourself look like a snobbish pr*ck, generalizing all Americans as a people that give foreign customs the finger, when we`re probably more diverse than your country.

    On a lighter topic, I`ve never seen sushi with the rice served on top. It`s either a roll or just by itself.


    FYI don`t blame the europeans on my judgment i am an american stationed in europe so when i judge the "western civilization" i am judging my own country.
  115. Profile photo of domisgood
    domisgood Male 18-29
    4868 posts
    April 15, 2010 at 2:53 am
    wheres my sushi then IAB?
  116. Profile photo of RecycleElf
    RecycleElf Male 18-29
    3621 posts
    April 15, 2010 at 3:48 am
    woodj90: when we`re probably more diverse than your country.


    yeah its easier to be more diverse when it`s a couple of billion people vs a few million...
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    trippyhippy9 Male 18-29
    559 posts
    April 15, 2010 at 4:32 am
    I still don`t like sushi, even when it doesn`t have raw fish in it. I don` like fish eiher. Cooked or raw.
  118. Profile photo of Farsidedown
    Farsidedown Male 18-29
    421 posts
    April 15, 2010 at 4:38 am
    "FYI don`t blame the europeans on my judgment i am an american stationed in europe so when i judge the "western civilization" i am judging my own country."

    I was being sarcastic with that comment. I thought the followup made that obvious enough. It still doesn`t change the fact that you made a very rude generalization. I personally try to show the up most respect to those who serve me, because while a menu may say what I`m paying to eat, they have the ultimate say in what is being served to me.


    "yeah its easier to be more diverse when it`s a couple of billion people vs a few million..."

    More diverse is more diverse. Trying to pass it off with a population comparison isn`t going to change that fact.
  119. Profile photo of DeathToLems
    DeathToLems Female 18-29
    1435 posts
    April 15, 2010 at 4:47 am
    Thanks for these tips!
  120. Profile photo of almightybob1
    almightybob1 Male 18-29
    4290 posts
    April 15, 2010 at 5:24 am
    I`m a `Super taster`

    Ahh, I`m jealous. It sounds so awesome. Then I could get a job being some sort of professional food taster :D
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    Kpanda Male 18-29
    26 posts
    April 15, 2010 at 5:44 am
    God what is this for a 10star restaurant? NOBODY DOES THIS. Its like the etiquette for a fancy restaurant that give you different silverware for every course. Seriously. If you did this in most sushi place ESPECIALLY in the states people would look at you funny.
  122. Profile photo of ravensky
    ravensky Female 18-29
    106 posts
    April 15, 2010 at 5:49 am
    actually Kpanda i already do this and have do for years because it isn`t just a fancy restaurant thing.

    plus the mixing wasabi and soy sauce just looks gross.

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    Kpanda Male 18-29
    26 posts
    April 15, 2010 at 6:07 am
    I call shenanigans on that. Go look at what most Asian people are doing at a sushi place and tell me that they aren`t breaking most of these rules.
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    dang007 Male 30-39
    596 posts
    April 15, 2010 at 6:19 am
    Actually I prefer the "rougher" chopsticks as they provide a bit of grip. Most of the chop sticks I have used while in Japan were of this type. Not sure if rubbing them together is considered rude, but I know of several times that I witnessed colleauges in Japan doing so.
  125. Profile photo of pmarren
    pmarren Male 40-49
    4575 posts
    April 15, 2010 at 6:21 am
    Must be okay for me to continue putting the sushi in my pants.
  126. Profile photo of Shortbuskid
    Shortbuskid Male 18-29
    39 posts
    April 15, 2010 at 6:55 am
    Great guide on how to not look like an idiot if eating sushi in Japan.
  127. Profile photo of LtFurpie
    LtFurpie Male 30-39
    1013 posts
    April 15, 2010 at 6:55 am
    Wow, relatively new post, and pages and pages of comments!

    Come on IAB-ers, Now what does god and Sushi have in common?

  128. Profile photo of ravensky
    ravensky Female 18-29
    106 posts
    April 15, 2010 at 6:58 am
    "I call shenanigans on that. Go look at what most Asian people are doing at a sushi place and tell me that they aren`t breaking most of these rules."

    i don`t like to stare at people while they eat.

    its rude
  129. Profile photo of wateva_x
    wateva_x Female 13-17
    691 posts
    April 15, 2010 at 7:01 am
    I thought you were actually meant to mix wasabi with soy sauce. Wasabi is hard to put directly onto the sushi unless it`s in a little packet or tube because it`s too pasty. The rest of it I knew though.
  130. Profile photo of SumRandom1
    SumRandom1 Male 18-29
    794 posts
    April 15, 2010 at 7:13 am
    oh well, its not like most of us know how to use a knife and fork properly either, so i dont feel bad for eating sushi wrong all these years
  131. Profile photo of dreadqueen00
    dreadqueen00 Female 18-29
    331 posts
    April 15, 2010 at 7:33 am
    Ok, now I know how to not look like an idiot. Woo hoo!
  132. Profile photo of vicious_liar
    vicious_liar Male 13-17
    1226 posts
    April 15, 2010 at 7:41 am
    "Wow, relatively new post, and pages and pages of comments!

    Come on IAB-ers, Now what does god and Sushi have in common?"

    They both don`t exist? What`re you trying to prove there? :)

    I got most of these right all along but I suck at eating with sticks.
  133. Profile photo of xXKaryXx
    xXKaryXx Female 13-17
    635 posts
    April 15, 2010 at 8:04 am
    i always mix the wasabi with the soy sauce since it wont stick to the sushi by itself

    :/
  134. Profile photo of jtrebowski
    jtrebowski Male 40-49
    3359 posts
    April 15, 2010 at 8:05 am
    I grew up in Tokyo, so I knew all this, but dammit, putting the wasabi and ginger in the soy sauce is just easier..lol
  135. Profile photo of LtFurpie
    LtFurpie Male 30-39
    1013 posts
    April 15, 2010 at 8:07 am
    >>"They both don`t exist? What`re you trying to prove there? :)"

    Ha ha, nope, just that both seem to create a lot of discussion here. Besides, sushi does exist... (I`ll keep my moush shut about the other one... for now)
  136. Profile photo of McGovern1981
    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14268 posts
    April 15, 2010 at 8:10 am
    If I`m paying for it I`ll eat it how I damn well please.
  137. Profile photo of crabcake
    crabcake Female 30-39
    397 posts
    April 15, 2010 at 8:21 am
    MMMMMMmmmmm! sushiiiii.

    to: pmarren - if you keep putting that sushi in your pants you will attract cats.
  138. Profile photo of flingspoo
    flingspoo Female 18-29
    999 posts
    April 15, 2010 at 8:44 am
    @ LtFurpie: They both sit on a tasty ball of rice?
  139. Profile photo of LtFurpie
    LtFurpie Male 30-39
    1013 posts
    April 15, 2010 at 9:24 am
    I think flingspoo is onto something.

  140. Profile photo of fknloser
    fknloser Male 30-39
    418 posts
    April 15, 2010 at 9:34 am
    for the ppl that don`t know, "sushi" is not raw fish. "sashimi" is raw fish. "sushi" actually has to do with the rice and other `fixins` .... i just learnded dis on da interweb a fue daiz agoe. YAY !!!
  141. Profile photo of RyanHake
    RyanHake Male 18-29
    2690 posts
    April 15, 2010 at 10:36 am
    I love Japanese food, but definitely not sushi.
  142. Profile photo of Luniz82
    Luniz82 Male 18-29
    588 posts
    April 15, 2010 at 11:23 am
    Yuk.
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    wereallboned Male 18-29
    256 posts
    April 15, 2010 at 11:51 am
    This made me so hungry for sushi--too bad im upstate where its impossible to find sushi--good news is that im working in the nyc this summer where i can devour all the sushi i want
  144. Profile photo of Hiromi
    Hiromi Female 18-29
    1149 posts
    April 15, 2010 at 12:07 pm
    delicious,
  145. Profile photo of Aquaeous
    Aquaeous Male 18-29
    425 posts
    April 15, 2010 at 12:20 pm
    This should be very useful in a few months. I`m going to Japan :)
  146. Profile photo of daniellee_x
    daniellee_x Female 18-29
    451 posts
    April 15, 2010 at 12:36 pm
    or you could eat american and do whatever the hell you want.
  147. Profile photo of lunaticlover
    lunaticlover Female 18-29
    354 posts
    April 15, 2010 at 12:56 pm
    But what if it`s a roll that`s surrounded by rice? You have no choice but to get soy sauce on it.

    Ew, wait, people put wasabi in the soy sauce? Ew. It`s so spicy!
  148. Profile photo of howlingwolf
    howlingwolf Male 18-29
    1351 posts
    April 15, 2010 at 1:33 pm
    I kind of like this. Brief, but seems to hit the topic really well. I assume that the wasabi is dipped fish first as well?
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    samidoll Female 18-29
    615 posts
    April 15, 2010 at 1:55 pm
    thanks. now im starving :)
  150. Profile photo of MattPrince
    MattPrince Male 40-49
    2220 posts
    April 15, 2010 at 3:26 pm
    fish faggots!
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    iiiihatejmac Female 18-29
    477 posts
    April 15, 2010 at 3:55 pm
    ooookay then...
  152. Profile photo of tvhargon
    tvhargon Male 18-29
    70 posts
    April 15, 2010 at 7:25 pm
    I just buy my sushi at Target and eat it in the comfort of my own home.
  153. Profile photo of milo126
    milo126 Male 18-29
    103 posts
    April 15, 2010 at 7:33 pm
    actually you are supposed to put your wasabi and soy sauce together. dur.
  154. Profile photo of bak5102
    bak5102 Male 18-29
    32 posts
    April 16, 2010 at 8:31 am
    One of the things I`ve learned to appreciate about living in Colorado is having food "Colorado style".

    That means I eat my food the way I want it, and everyone else can STFU.

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    sourkrauter Male 18-29
    894 posts
    April 16, 2010 at 2:46 pm
    then there`s how to eat food in nebraska, if it moves, eat it. if its big and moves, eat it before it eats you! if it is rooted to the ground, feed it to a rabbit, then eat the rabbit. when eating out, tip your bartender and waitress seperately. slip the cook a joint.
  156. Profile photo of RotBottom
    RotBottom Male 18-29
    100 posts
    April 17, 2010 at 2:01 pm
    You are supposed to put wasabi in soy, whoever tells you not is a goddamn retard. How else are you supposed to each your eda mame?
  157. Profile photo of Linkenberger
    Linkenberger Male 18-29
    1164 posts
    April 28, 2010 at 7:03 pm
    Canadian food etiquitte:

    Pray before the meal, then get drunk.
  158. Profile photo of outdoorMINER
    outdoorMINER Female 18-29
    934 posts
    May 17, 2010 at 10:15 am
    "Wasabi (the green paste) tastes somewhat like horseradish. Some people mix a little wasabi into the soy sauce; however, even though the wasabi is there on your plate, it`s really considered bad manners to do this, because the sushi chef has already placed some wasabi on the rice roll. If you add more wasabi, you are essentially telling the chef that he or she did not do a good job."

    I also found out that when you`re actually putting the wasabi on your sushi, it should be on the opposite side of the soy sauce (if using any). Apparently most people don`t use it anyway.

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