America is known for bastardizing foreign cuisine and making it our own. (I’m not judging, by the way. Chinese General Tso’s chicken that glows electric orange is freaking good, as is avocado in my sushi.)

So what happens when you go to the homeland of these cuisines to sample the original and you have no idea how to do it properly because you are so used to your shrimp tempura roll topped with avocado, or your lobster sweet potato roll? Fortunately, Lonely Planet came out with this helpful little article on how to order sushi in Japan.

Happy sushing!