If there’s one restaurant where you’re bound to spot a famous face, it’s Nobu.
The Japanese eatery, owned by Robert de Niro, Meir Teper and Nobuyuki ‘Nobu’ Matsuhisa, has locations all around the world, in places such as London, New York, Malibu, Milan, Dubai, the Bahamas, Melbourne and Hong Kong.
It’s fair to say they really know their stuff when it comes to sushi, so when one of their chefs says we’ve been making a mistake with it, we’re going to heed their advice.
Greek-raised chef Eleni Manousou is Nobu’s first ever female head chef, based in Marbella.
Speaking to Femail, the expert has shared her top tips for eating sushi and the biggest mistakes people make.
Manousou told the publication that she believes people should use their hands instead of chopsticks.
She said: “In my opinion, you need to eat sushi with your hands. It needs to be fast – as soon as the sushi is served, you want to eat it.
“I dip the fish side into the soy sauce and eat it upside down – with the fish to be touching my tongue.”
She continues to say that adding wasabi to your sushi is also an error as it will overpower the flavour and you should try not to use too much soy sauce.
“I’d advise pairing sushi with soy sauce, but only a small amount,” she explained.
“I have seen people dip/submerge their sushi in soy sauce – which is wrong – they’ll miss the harmonious taste of the fish and the rice.
“Each person has their own way to eat sushi. My way is little soy sauce. No wasabi inside, I prefer the fresh wasabi than the classic powder mixing wasabi.”
The chef went on to share recommendations for sushi fans who want to try fine dining at Nobu, advising them to go for the Chilean Seabass Jalapeno.
The dish is comprised of pan seared seabass with olive oil and is served with a jalapeno dressing and fresh lime for you to squeeze on top.
She also recommends first times guests try classics like the Yellowtail Jalapeno sashimi, Black cod den miso and Rock shrimp tempura.