How do you introduce someone who’s never had it before to the wonderful world of sushi?
Usually, if someone’s nervous about trying sushi because of all the horror stories that get thrown around, a little edamame (soy beans) and cucumber salad can be a nice place to start. They’ll introduce the
victim diner to something fresh and delicious, but not so exotic that it’s a turn off (unless they happen to hate soy beans and/or cucumber salad. Find out first to avoid an awkward beginning to this culinary adventure).
And when you finally wade into the actual sushi part of the menu, let your first-timer know that there are even cooked options available if they’re a little hesitant to go headfirst into the raw stuff. Craighton didn’t chicken out, though, and — as predicted — he wound up enjoying the experience (and didn’t get sick)!
Since he kept it all down, Craighton can be considered a bona fide sushi expert. In fact, it’s how he rolls now.