The Secret Etiquette Rule Of Sushi: Why You Should Never Mix Wasabi And Soy Sauce

Real wasabi, which is made from the stem of the wasabi plant, is much more expensive and difficult to come by. When you mix wasabi and soy sauce, you’re not only diluting the unique taste of the wasabi, but also masking the flavors of the fish.

The proper way to enjoy sushi is to take a small amount of wasabi and place it directly on the fish, rather than mixing it with soy sauce. This allows the natural flavors of the fish to shine through and for the wasabi to provide a subtle kick of heat.

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