As sushi continues to spread across the United States, finding its way into drugstores and grocery markets, our thirst for knowledge has grown along with our appetite.

By now, then, you know that not all sushi deserves to be dipped in soy sauce, and that eating it with your bare hands is absolutely acceptable. While many baseline myths about eating habits and etiquette have been debunked, there is still a ton of jargon to learn—vocabulary that your local itamae might use with his kitchen staff.

To help you reach next-level sushi expertise—and understand common words like miyajima (rice paddle) and murasaki (soy sauce), or why the term oaiso is reserved for staff-only—check out this helpful infographic below from Lifehack.





[Lifehack via Design Taxi]