Sushi and You: A Teen's Guide to the World of Raw Fish
July 09, 2010
Sushi has its friends and its enemies. Most people either love it or hate it. Sushi is, however, everywhere.
I am always a proponent of trying new things. There is nothing wrong with expanding the mind. But, we must be careful. Trying new things, without knowledge of what you are doing, can cause problems. A good adventurer always does a little research before entering any new territory. As sushi comes from Japan, a teen who tries the fish for the first time might like to know a bit more about it. So, like it or not, here are the basics of sushi.
- Sashimi - raw seafood
- Tempura - battered and fried
- Soba noodles - made of buckwheat and wheat flour
- "Itadakimasu" - I gratefully receive, said before eating
- "Gochisosama (deshita)" - Thank you for the meal, said after finishing the meal
- Share larger dishes as opposed to each person having an individual dish
- Empty your plate
- Avoid burping and inappropriate dinner table conversation
- Soy sauce is not poured onto a dish, instead place soy sauce in a small bowl and then dip fish in it
- Do not stick chop sticks straight up in food, especially rice, this is a funeral custom
Now you are ready to embarq on your adventure. Let the fun begin!
Sarah ETags: food