Sushi is a finger food
Put away the chopsticks; turns out we’re supposed to eat sushi with our fingers, and chopsticks are the equivalent of… shall we dare say it? Using a fork. According to an article in the Los Angeles Times, Tokyo sushi chef Naomichi Yasuda says picking up that salmon roll with your fingers is correct. And don’t dunk sushi in your soy sauce—dip it. Yasuda says it’s “enough” to taste the soy, then eat it. In any case, soy sauce can add a lot of sodium to your diet, so it’s best to go lightly. Finally, never eat that pickled ginger together with your sushi. Eat it separately. Think of it as the sherbet of a fancy five-course meal—a palate cleanser.