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How to Eat Sushi

When you order or are served sushi or sashimi, your dish will come with a ball of green paste called wasabi, thin pink slices of ginger, and a small Japanese plate for you to pour the soy sauce into.

Pour some soy sauce on the small plate and mix a very small amount of wasabi into it. Wasabi tastes somewhat like horseradish and few people like the taste at first. So if you're just beginning to try this, start off with just a small amount and add on as you get accustomed to the taste.

Hold a piece of sushi with your chopsticks and dip the fish side into the sauce. You can dip a ginger slice into the sauce and place it on top of your sushi, or eat it separately to refresh your palette.

Place the whole piece of sushi in your mouth. It may seem like a mouthful, but the best way to enjoy sushi, sashimi or maki is to eat them in one bite.

Shushi Tidbit: Wasabi
Brush Floss and Sushi
Vegetarian Times by Jordan Rothacker

As if you needed another excuse to eat more vegetarian sushi, a new study indicates that wasabi, the fiery condiment served in Japanese restaurants, may be a potent cavity fighter.
According to lead researcher Hideki Masuda, Ph.D., isothiocyanates, the compounds responsible for wasabi's kick, also fight cavities. Researchers believe that isothiocyanates' powerful antiviral and antifungal properties prevent bacteria from sticking to the teeth, the first step in cavity formation. More good news: Masuda's findings also indicate that wasabi inhibits the growth of cancer cells and prevents blood clots.
So you may want to spread a little extra wasabi on your next tofu maki. Your eyes may water, but four out of five dentists recommend it.

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