The great Japanese cuisine Sushi thought to be originated in Southeast Asia possibly along the Mekong River and then spread over to China before coming to Japan. Sushi means “sour tasting.” That is due to vinegared rice used in it. Sushi presentations vary according to the variety but always include vinegared rice. A wide variety of fillings, toppings, and many methods of preparations resulting colorful and tasty dishes are currently available. Raw fish is the most common topping for Sushi and wasabi and other dips are also used. Most common includes Chirashizushi, Inarizushi, Narezushi, Nigirizushi, and Oshizushi. However a wide variety of Western style sushi such as California Roll is more common, but hardly found in Japan.
How to eat Sushi? Many uses their hands in order to limit the dipping but some still prefer chopsticks to pick up their Sushi. But many higher end new restaurant Sushi masters now combine dipping such as soy sauce already in the Sushi. When eating Sushi, fish that sits on rice should touch the tongue first. Many restaurants serve soy sauce and wasabi on the side. When you are ordering, if unfamiliar with names, ask the server for a pictured menu or details about the dish before ordering.