Anthony Bourdain's 6 Rules to Follow When Eating Sushi
Bourdain has six rules for things not to do with regards to raw fish. Keep them in mind if you happen to see him at a sushi bar. Don’t forget, he’s now a trained martial artist himself.
- •Do Not: Make a slurry with all the wasabi and soy sauce you can get your hands on and then douse your fish with it. Make sure to taste your fish first.
- •Do Not: Dip your sushi rice down into the soy sauce—“unless you want to watch your rice crumble and disintegrate into an unholy mess in the wasabi slurry that you probably already made.” If you feel your sushi needs soy, lightly dip it fish side down."
- •Do Not: Say loudly, "This sushi is so fresh, dude." Unless you’re in a place where that concept would even be in question.
- •Do Not: Consider a sushi selection that includes mayonnaise. “Don’t get me wrong, I love mayo. Tuna salad on white bread is our version of Edo-style sushi. But it belongs nowhere near raw fish."
- •Do Not: Mistake a lame panAsian place for a sushi spot. You know the ones unst, unst, unst music is playing in the background, edamame comes with a cloud of dry ice. A great sushi bar is like the perfect Irish pub. You make decisions with your sushi chef with your bartender over the course of the night and you leave feeling extremely well cared for
- •Do Not: Order a California Roll. No explanation necessary.