Most Japanese like Sashimi. Do you eat raw fish?

I’m a Foreigner living in Japan for almost nine years now. For long time, I've avoided Sashimi because I've been ignorant about what is actually safe and what is not. Here is the way to help you make sure so you can decide whether to try it.


1. What’s Sashimi?

Sashimi is the best known ways to serve raw fish. The word “sashimi” used to mean any sliced up food, including vegetables. 


2. How to eat Sashimi?

Here are three simple steps show you how to eat sashimi.

Step1: Pour soy sauce onto a small plate. Do not pour too much, because it will spill when you dip the Sashimi.

Step2: Put some wasabi. The proper way to put it is by using the chopsticks. Don’t Put wasabi into the soy sauce and mix them.

Step3: Put Sashimi in soy sauce. If wasabi is on a Sashimi, fold the Sashimi to avoid spilling the wasabi into the soy sauce.

3. Does sashimi taste good?

Sashimi is definitely an acquired taste. I don't know if you'll like it too much at first, but eat it 2-3 times, and you'll love it. I would recommend going to a NICE Japanese restaurant if it is going to be your first time. That way you know you'll be eating fresh fish. I suggest that you get a couple of other dishes like "yakisoba" to compliment the taste. After a while, you'll be eating that raw meat like a true Japanese person.



* This article was published at March 2016 *