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The Best Sushi Tips and Etiquette From a Real Sushi Chef

(Originally posted on Quora, published on Huffington Post)

What's the correct way to eat sushi?: originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question. Ask a question, get a great answer. Learn from experts and access insider knowledge.

Answer by Kaz Matsune, Food Director/Executive Sushi Chef of Breakthrough Sushi.

It appears that there are many people out there who are wondering what the "proper" way to eat sushi is. I suppose I was fortunate to learn sushi etiquette from a sushi chef's point of view.

I am wondering if this is just a phenomenon happening in the US only or somewhere else also?

Either way, I feel a sense of "fear" in those asking these types of questions as if someone (likely a sushi chef) will get mad and scream at them? Are there so many angry Japanese sushi chefs out there who demand "proper" behavior at the sushi bar because they think Americans behave so badly at the sushi bar? (I have to add that in Japan, as a matter of fact, many people are "afraid" of going to a high-end sushi bar fearing they must behave and eat sushi properly.)

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