Are you a Sushi Expert? Take the Quiz!

1: Which of the following is almost never eaten raw? 

  1.  Fugu (Blowfish)
  2.  Shake (Salmon)
  3.  Mekajiki (Swordfish)

 

2: Historically, which city is most famous for its sushi 

  1. Kyoto
  2. Osaka
  3. Tokyo

 

3: Traditionally sushi chefs are? 

  1. Men
  2. Women
  3. Both Men & Women

 

4: What does the word shari mean? 

  1. A Sanskrit word meaning bones. Used to describe sushi rice.
  2. The name of a special sushi knife.
  3. An illness that occurs when eating raw fish infected by parasites.

 

5: What are O-dori ebi? 

  1. Shrimp partying down at the local matsuri.
  2. Shrimp that jump around in your mouth while you eat them alive.
  3. A kind of shrimp sushi eaten at summer festivals.

 

6: Ikijime is the word used to describe… 

  1. Fish eaten while they are still alive.
  2. Fish that are kept alive right up until they are served.
  3. Fish that you swallow alive, that swim around in your stomach.

 

7: A sushi chef shouldn’t…

  1. Sharpen his own knives
  2. Wear a watch or glasses.
  3. Eat before he begins his work.

 

8: What does nigiri mean?

  1. A triangular rice ball filled with plum, fish or pickled vegetables.
  2. A bitter taste.
  3. Pressing or squeezing.

 

9:  Which of the following should always be eaten with chopsticks?

  1. Sashimi
  2. Nori-maki
  3. Nigiri-zushi

 

10: What kinds of fish are usually eaten raw in sushi?

  1. Saltwater fish
  2. Freshwater fish
  3. Both

ANSWERS: 1 B, 2 C, 3 A, 4 A, 5 B, 6 B,7 B, 8 C, 9 A, 10 A



 

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