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8 things Americans get wrong about sushi

INSIDER Logo By Janaki Jitchotvisut of INSIDER | Slide 1 of 9: First things first: American sushi is kind of like Japanese sushi's eccentric cousin. It's fine and delicious as its own thing - but there's also no denying that it's quite far removed from the Japanese cultural institution upon which it's based.But that's only to be expected. After all, every cuisine is changed and influenced by the local area in which it's produced. See also: The difference betweenItalian food in Italy vs. Italian-American food. Both are delicious, but they're definitely not the same thing.Keeping that in mind, there are legitimate stylistic differences - and then there are ways that we unequivocally get sushi appreciation wrong.

First things first: American sushi is kind of like Japanese sushi's eccentric cousin. It's fine and delicious as its own thing - but there's also no denying that it's quite far removed from the Japanese cultural institution upon which it's based.

But that's only to be expected. After all, every cuisine is changed and influenced by the local area in which it's produced. See also: The difference between Italian food in Italy vs. Italian-American food. Both are delicious, but they're definitely not the same thing.

Keeping that in mind, there are legitimate stylistic differences - and then there are ways that we unequivocally get sushi appreciation wrong.

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