Sushi has become a beloved staple for many people in Las Vegas, and here at Sushi Wabi, there’s nothing we love more than seeing our guests enjoy themselves and come back for more. However, there are myths about sushi that surprise us every time we hear them. In today’s blog, we want to share some of the craziest myths and why you shouldn’t believe them.
Don’t Be Fooled By These Sushi Myths!
MYTH: You must drink sake whenever you have sushi.
- If you’re holding back from sushi because you don’t want to drink sake, there’s no need to do so anymore! In Japan, sushi isn’t usually paired with sake. Why? Because they’re both made out of rice and their flavors are too similar. However, if you would like to drink sake with your sushi, you are certainly welcome to do so!
MYTH: You should always use soy sauce.
- If your friends load up on soy sauce whenever you go out for sushi, it can be easy to do the same. However, soy sauce isn’t required for the enjoyment of sushi. In fact, if the chef does a great job, the fish will be seasoned so well that you won’t need soy sauce. At the end of the day, however, sushi is about what you love, so whether you love ginger, wasabi, soy sauce, or all three together, eat what makes you happy!
MYTH: You shouldn’t eat sushi on certain days.
- This is one of the most common sushi myths there is. It probably came from the days when restaurants got rare enough shipments that you could be eating week-old fish. If you find a good sushi restaurant like Sushi Wabi, you don’t have to worry about the freshness of the fish. The fish will be fresh no matter which day you visit.
MYTH: You should always rub your chopsticks together.
- This one depends on where you are. If you’re in a casual sushi joint with cheap chopsticks, it’s okay to rub them together to eliminate splinters. However, if you’re at a very nice sushi restaurant, rubbing the chopsticks together is an insulting thing to do. A nice restaurant should provide you with splinter-free chopsticks!