How to Eat Sushi
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
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
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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