December 13, 2005

Sushi etiquette.

Complete with squirrel! (Via Metafilter.) Brilliant!

9 comments:

froggyprager said...

Thanks for this, it is great. I have been eating sushi for years (in Madison at Wasabi) and never had a clue if I was doing it right. I was wondering however if the video is meant in part as some sort of joke for non-japanese. "You always have to do this ...." but if you did everyone would laugh at you.

oldgranny said...

froggy, You know that old warning, take with a pinch of salt. Well this video needs to be taken with a little saucer full of salt.

e said...

Saucer of salt? Better fill the Grand Canyon. It is at least eight hearty guffaws funnier in Japanese, so it is meant to make us all laugh. Usually Japanese funny doesn't translate at all, but a spoof like this works pretty well. (p.s. Japanese funny rules.)

Harkonnendog said...

That was hilarious, thanks for the link!

reader_iam said...

I cannot believe you got me lured into that, and once hooked, left me there flapping helplessly, gasping for air, until I was released to return to the pond over here.

Something's fishy about the whole darn thing, if you ask me.

reader_iam said...

And even squismish ...

XWL said...

I thought I was done with the whole squism business, but as Al Pacino might say, 'they keep pulling me back in'.

That mystery white flaky stuff they serve with sushi (as mentioned in the instructional video)?

Dried, compressed squism.

The secret's out. Hope I didn't ruin anybody's meal plans for the evening.

Now where is that chapter on 'gorufu'?

oldgranny said...

Earnest, I was referring to the last step in the correct way to eat sushi. Perhaps you didn't watch it until the very end.

Who knew the Japanese could do an English pun in Japanese. The inscrutable east!

e said...

oldgranny,

My comment wasn't elegant. I apologize. I had seen the video before and the "saucer" of salt thing didn't register.

To update: I was drinking with a few of my friends, three Japanese and a novice just in from Canada, and it seems the spoof is a full 14 hearty guffaws funnier in Japanese. Took an hour to explain all the puns and funny to the Gaijin.

Cheers