A Guide to Spoon-Free Eating

Ever wondered about how a traditional Japanese diner would consume soup? When you dine at our Lynnwood sushi restaurant, try embracing the full cultural experience by taking your soup the Japanese way!

The fact is that Japan spent a lot of its time developing its culinary tradition before the introduction of spoons. To this day, this western instrument remains uncommon at the Japanese dinner table. Instead, when a Japanese diner is presented with a soup or broth, he or she will pick up the bowl itself and drink the contents. If the soup contains large, solid chunks of food, these chunks are consumed with the help of chopsticks. And don’t be afraid to slurp! Slurping your soup or noodles is perfectly acceptable in Japan.