Eating sushi with the hands – Two Michelin stars under his belt and Tokyo sushi master Koji Sawada is still seeking perfection. He's about to demonstrate how to eat sushi with his hands.
Step 1: The grip – 1. Grip the sushi -- don't squeeze.
Step 2: The roll – 2. Roll it partway over.
Step 3: Inversion – 3. Turn it upside down.
Step 4: Dip – 4. Dip lightly into soy sauce.
Step 5: One bite – 5. Place the whole piece in the mouth, letting the texture and delicate flavor of the soy-dipped fish touch the tongue first.
Wasabi – Wasabi may be mixed with soy sauce as a dip for sashimi (raw fish without sushi rice) but never, in polite circles, for sushi.
Sawada – Sawada restaurant in Tokyo's Ginza district is a shrine to sushi. Though the new generation of sushi chefs makes a point of being customer-friendly, a top class sushi-ya can still be daunting, even for natives.