Serving Sushi At Home

Often times it is said that you eat with your eyes first, meaning that the presentation and appearance of food is just as important and can even affect the taste. This is true in every food, especially sushi. Serving sushi on a regular dining plate is not appealing to the eye; therefore you will need special dishes just for your sushi.

Sushi plates and dishes are available in a wide array of colors, shapes, sizes, and materials. Some of the most common materials are wood, bamboo, ceramic, and plastic. Out of all the materials there are pros and cons for everything. Research is good when it comes to the type of sushi dinnerware you’ll use. Wood, bamboo, and plastic are all good choices for individuals that may be a little clumsier because they aren’t as easy to break. Bamboo is probably the most environmentally friendly of the materials and plastic is usually inexpensive and great for first time sushi makers that aren’t sure this will be their cup of tea. You can check out a variety of serving dishes at

Common themes in sushi serving are rectangles. Rectangles have become a sort of expectation when you see sushi at a sushi bar or anywhere else you purchase sushi. Following this tradition in your home while making sushi is a great idea, because once again it’s appealing to the eyes.

You also have the decision to mix and match sushi plates and dishes or buy an entire set. As with the materials your plates are made of there are pros and cons or mixing or buying entire sets. Having the option of mixing and matching plates will allow you to use your wonderful new dishes for other purposes. In addition mixing and matching dishes that are on sale may be cheaper than buying a whole set. Most people have three main staples in a sushi serving station. They have a serving platter, a single serve plate, and a serving dish for sauces. At certain places you can even find plates with the sauce serving dish attached or a plate with a little cut out that your sauce serving dish fits in.