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Chopsticks at Yasuda?

rekha Nov 13, 2008 10:03 AM

Do people use them or their fingers?

  1. Silverjay Nov 13, 2008 10:27 AM

    Either are acceptable.

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    1. re: Silverjay
      MsAlyp Nov 13, 2008 10:33 AM

      totally agree. I would say though don't people usually use their hands for pieces of sushi, not pieces of sashimi.

      1. re: MsAlyp
        Silverjay Nov 13, 2008 10:52 AM

        It doesn't matter for sushi. Both are acceptable. Hands are traditional, chopsticks are contemporary.

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      ESNY Nov 13, 2008 03:43 PM

      I use my fingers when getting nigiri.

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      1. re: ESNY
        Silverjay Nov 13, 2008 06:23 PM

        I use chopsticks....but when I drink too much shochu, I've been known to switch to my hands...

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        cimui Nov 13, 2008 06:36 PM

        that's my understanding, too, msalyp. yasuda san encourages the use of fingers, but he wouldn't say anything beyond that if you told him you preferred to use chopsticks.

        sounds like you're getting all the great nyc characters on your trip, rekha. shopsins, yasuda...

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        1. re: cimui
          rekha Nov 17, 2008 02:03 AM

          I know! Which is why I thought a little bit of research would not go amiss, don't want to offend or get thrown out!

          1. re: rekha
            cimui Nov 17, 2008 07:42 AM

            but what a fun chow report it would be if you did!! ;)

            honestly, tho, you'll be completely fine. you have a great itinerary lined up and i can't wait to hear how everything goes.

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          UES Mayor Nov 17, 2008 02:51 AM

          Speaking of Yasuda-went there last week-always loved it! BUT on my last visit food was dismal-bordering on almost obnoxious-very tiny slices served for omakase and all the special appetizers were fried choices. Quantity would not have filled a mouse!

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