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Nov 13, 2008 10:03 AM

Chopsticks at Yasuda?

Do people use them or their fingers?

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    1. re: Silverjay

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

      1. re: MsAlyp

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

    2. I use my fingers when getting nigiri.

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      1. re: ESNY

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

      2. 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

          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

            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.

        2. 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!