International Sushi Day on June 18 is the perfect opportunity to indulge in the Japanese delicacy.


Sushi was first introduced in Japan thousands of years ago and is today one of the country’s most famous cuisine exports, served all over the world.

International Sushi Day on June 18 is the perfect opportunity to indulge in the Japanese delicacy. You’ll never get bored with sushi since there are so many options. Even if you don’t like everything on the menu, you’ll find something delicious. Dip your sushi in soy and wasabi for added flavor and heat.

How to Eat Sushi

International Sushi Day

Experience Sushi

Don’t let rules about eating sushi deter you from trying it. Make it a food adventure by trying to use chopsticks or try a fish you’ve never had before. Learn how ginger cleanses the palate between different flavors so your mouth is ready to experience new and fascinating sushi variations.

If you’re already a fan of sushi, offer to take someone to a sushi restaurant for the first time. (We recommend BFF, naturally!)

Sushi for Newbies

Key Sushi Ingredients 

Sushi Rice

The rice is the most important ingredient of sushi. Akitakomachi rice is popular sushi rice because it has a small grain with a sticky feel when cooked, making it easier to roll and mold into various forms. The rice is combined with rice vinegar, sugar, and salt until each grain is covered.

How Rice Became a Staple in Asian Cuisine

Nori Seaweed

Nori is a flattened seaweed sheet used to make the outer layer of maki sushi. Nori has a delicate flavor that complements sushi.

All About Seaweed and Why You Should Try It

Sliced Fish

Most sushi dishes use fish or seafood as a topping or filler, with tuna, salmon, prawns, octopus, squid, and mackerel being common choices. A qualified chef must use a super-sharp knife to slice the fish to perfection.


Common Sushi Terms You Should Know

Pickled Ginger

Pickled sushi ginger (gari) is thinly sliced and used to cleanse the palate between different sushi dishes. 


A green-hued condiment that adds some heat to your sushi. Wasabi is similar to horseradish. 

Soy Sauce

One of Japan’s staple condiments, soy sauce can enhance the flavor of your sushi by adding a fairly strong and salty taste. Pour the soy sauce into a shallow dish and dip one corner of the fish into the sauce. 


There’s No Wrong Way to Sushi

Even if you don’t have chopstick skills, you can still enjoy sushi. Try it with different condiments and fish styles. You’re sure to find sushi that you’ll enjoy at BFF!

Learn more about sushi: 5 Interesting Facts about Sushi


By Leslie Radford

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