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How do you eat chirashi sushi?

Humbucker | Oct 22, 200503:26 PM     7

Sometimes I order chirashi sushi at japanese restaurants, but I always end up regretting it because I just don't know how to eat it. Some bites are all rice and some are all fish and I always end up finishing the fish long before the rice. The experience always ends up being disappointing in comparison to eating nigiri or maki.

What is the proper way to eat chirashi sushi? Are you supposed to mix it up like bibimbap? Is it like nigiri where each piece of fish is supposed to be eaten in one bite? Are you supposed to make your own nigiri? Do you add soy sauce to the bowl or dip each bite? Are you supposed to take that lump of wasabi in the bowl out or do you leave it in there and spread it around? Do you eat the shiso leaf whole or take little nibbles?

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