The First Time I Ate Sushi

Hello! How’s your week going? I hope you have an awesome January, which will set this year on the right track for you. In case it sucks, well… heads up, buddy! It’s only a month. 31 days.

You can survive.

Today’s post is — you can already say, don’t you? — about the first time I’ve ever eaten sushi. If you read THIS post right here, you already know I’ve started learning Japanese. I think that when one starts a new language, he should also dive into the history and culture of the people. It only seems fair.
I adore Japan for so many reasons, and I devour books about its culture and history. It’s something I am very passionate about, so it’s kind of hard to explain why. Coming back to the subject of this post, I’d like to tell you about my first experience eating sushi. I am not an avid fish eater, and I actually couldn’t stand the smell of it until I was 13 years old. You can understand my reluctance when it came to sushi, can’t you?
However, I am the kind of person who likes trying new things, and I’ve told myself “Ok, Rebecca, that’s it. You have to try it!” Fortunately, a friend of my is a frequent eater, and he promised to take me out to eat sushi because he knew this place where “it tastes absolutely delicious, so there’s no way you won’t like it.” From personal experience I know that’s imperative to go somewhere the food is good when trying something different, so I went for it.

My first reaction when I got there?

I loved the atmosphere! The place wasn’t crowded at the time, and the quite small room and warm welcome impressed me. You felt good before ordering something.
Of course that, although I’ve done some research beforehand so that I know the difference between sushi and sashimi, when I had the menu in front of me I was a little bit lost. The combinations sounded interesting but quite brave for me, a newbie. I eventually ordered salmon and shrimp rolls — absolutely delicious!

Now the fun part begins!

I had to learn how to eat. I was a little bit embarrassed at first but way more excited to succeed! It took me about five minutes to find the “right” technique for me. (In case you’re a newbie, too, relax; we’ve all been there) It was worth it. I swear those rolls tastes better thanks to my achievement! Haha.

All in all, I highly recommend you to try sushi — but don’t just wander randomly in any restaurant. I adored it and convinced other friends to come and eat it, too. I didn’t even feel the need to let my papillae accommodate; I liked it right away.
Have you tried sushi before?

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