Why Is It Inappropriate to Dip Rice into Soy Sauce When Eating Nigiri Sushi?

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This was my answer to a question posted on Quora.

Short Answer

It is not what a Sushi Chef intended. Each step in making nigiri is carefully thought out and designed to achieve a perfect taste in your mouth. Dipping the rice into the soy sauce will prevent you from tasting what a sushi chef wants you…