Should sushi be eaten in one piece?

Sushi chef & sake sommerlier Zoë Escher
When it comes to eating sushi, there are different opinions on how it should be enjoyed.

Should you take one bite at a time or try to eat in one piece?

Historically, sushi in Japan has always been prepared to be eaten in one mouthful.

One of the purposes of eating sushi in one piece is that you experience the fusion of the different ingredients. By eating sushi in one piece, you get to enjoy all the ingredients at once. Sushi often contains several raw materials such as rice, seaweed, vegetables and the texture of the fish.

By taking smaller bites, you can experiment with different combinations of soy sauce and wasabi and adjust the taste to your preference.
If you eat large pieces of sushi, it can be difficult to eat the whole piece at once.
If you are not used to eat sushi, it may be more comfortable to take smaller bites at first to get used to the taste and textures.

Although sushi is traditionally prepared to be eaten in one piece, there are no set rules for how to enjoy it.

Read more about Sushi course for beginners

Zoë has held sushi courses and cooking classes for A. P. Moller – Maersk, Hugo Boss Nordic, Novo Nordisk, Novartis, Velux, Gorrissen Federspiel, Beierholm revision, Elbek & Vejrup and many more.