In a great medium-length read titled “Instagram Is Ruining Sushi in NYC,” Eater recently dove into the colliding cultures of sushi and taking photos of food. Highlighted in the story is the fact that fresh sushi is meant to be eaten right away (within three seconds of being served), and not doing that risks ruining the food and offending the chef. From the story: “There are a few reasons why diners shouldn’t take time to snap a photo of sushi during an omakase, according to chef Mitsuru Tamura of Sushi Yasuda. ‘There is a temperature gap between the rice and the fish,’ he says. ‘That’s the best time to eat.’ Unfortunately, taking that perfect photo often takes longer than three seconds.”
The thesis relates more to an omakase (chef’s choice) sushi experience, like what Ian Livingston wrote about in his story on Ishikawa, Japan. Here’s more on Japan:
- One Day in Tokyo, Japan
- My Quick Trip to Tokyo
- 10 Things to Do in Japan’s Chubu Region
- 10 Things to Do in Tokushima, Japan
Do you take photos of your food before you eat it? What do you think of the practice in general? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
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