Eating sushi really isn't that difficult. You only need to enjoy it.
You see, there is no rule saying that you cannot dunk your sushi into an overflowing bowl of soy sauce. So if you enjoy your food salty then dunk away. But if that is what you want then you may be better off going for a pizza instead.
After all, unlike pizza where the flavours punch you in the nose and hide non-performing ingredients, sushi is basically a topping and some rice. It is hard for one to hide the other. There just simply aren't enough ingredients to cover any mishaps.
This means that enjoying your sushi is pretty much in direct proportion to your being able to appreciate the levels of subtlety contained in the topping and rice.
Here is some good advice when eating sushi - watch the people around you. Are they dunking away in the soy sauce? Are they using chopsticks or their fingers? Mimicking the clientele is not a bad thing. It shows an awareness of your surroundings and that's a good start when it comes to learning to appreciate sushi quality.
By being observant you will eventually find that a lot of the trapdoor etiquette associated with sushi turns out to be not much more than a kind of good manners towards the chef.
So with that in mind, here are some of my do's of sushi eating:
So there you go, the easiest culinary rules in the world. Enjoy!