Sushi is one of Japan's greatest culinary exports that can be found the world over.
Whether it's one of your favourite dishes or you're new to sushi there's always something new to learn. Hailing from a culture that values tradition and etiquette, sushi is a food so imbued in precision and excellence it has taken sushi master's like Jiro Ono 50 years to master the art.
If you love eating sushi or you're just starting out brush up on different kinds of sushi, sushi etiquette and history in these 9 useful charts below that will elevate your dining experience tenfold.
We start off with a fun video guide on the basics of your first sushi experience:
While sushi is a comparatively recent addition to the Western dining scene, its Eastern roots hark as far back at the 8th Century. Check out this infographic to see how it has evolved into the dish we know and love today.
Eating sushi for the first time can be a little daunting. This is a great beginner's guide that breaks down the important things to know. Like you can actually eat this refined food with your fingers.
Did you know that sushi should be enjoyed in a particular order, much like cheese? Do you know your se-naka from your se-shimo? If not this is a handy infographic with some interesting points that will make you look like a dedicated sushi eater.
What does it really take to be a sushi master and other interesting questions are answered in this guide that explores the etiquette and symbolism of this creative food.
If you're lucky enough to get the chance to enjoy sushi in Japan, there are some basic rules of etiquette to follow, neatly outlined in this fun infographic.
Use this pocket size guide to eating sushi when you're out and about.
Sushi has been succefully exported to most corners of the world. But that's not to say sushi doesn't mean different things in different countries. Take a look and find out how a sushi burger compares to haggis sushi.
Sushi isn't the only signature food of Japan. Have a look at this interesting guide to find out other interesting fact about Japanese food culture.
What would sushi be without a good quality dipping soy? Find out how this iconic sauce is made as well as the best quality to go for in this interesting infographic.