Do you Sushi?

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  1. earllogjam

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    Never in a million years did I think I would come to enjoy eating raw fish, seaweed and octopus tentacles but I have. I'm hooked. Luckily we have plenty of fantastic authentic high quality sushi restaurants to choose from here where nothing less than perfection is prepared and served. I went out with a few friends to eat sushi last night as I often do and realized how much I like everything about the sushi experience.

    The preparation rubbing your hands and face with a warm damp cloth.

    Cracking a brand new set of chopsticks apart and gently rubbing the loose bits of wood away.

    That warm sake in those small cups warming and preparing your innards.

    That beauty of each carefully made piece placed in it's own carefully chosen beautiful dish.

    That air of freshness, cleanliness, order and purity about it all.

    That melt in our mouth texture of hamachi and fatty tuna on your tongue with the slight hint of vinegar from the rice and salt from the seaweed.

    The way you refresh your palate with a slice of pickled ginger, warm sake and shavings of white radish.

    That perfect culinary experience crafted in one convenient bite.

    That feeling of being full yet light because there is nothing greasy, fried, nor smelly.

    The way you choose and pick what pleases you the most.

    That clean feeling in your mouth after eating.

    That occasional quick burn of wasabi thru the nose.

    The hot green tea which tastes like nothingness.

    That perfectly sliced orange wedge placed in its rind to refresh your breath instead of dessert.

    The utter simplicity and complexity of the experience.
     
  2. D_golden parachute

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    Sushi is brilliant
     
  3. whatireallywant

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    Love sushi!

    Oh, SensualGoth, where are you? This is YOUR thread! :biggrin1:
     
  4. B_Monster

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    The cleanest food on earth.
     
  5. D_golden parachute

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    I made someone eat Wasabi telling them it was nice

    they nearly cried :)
     
  6. D_Gunther Snotpole

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    Yes, I do, earl ... yes, I do.:veryhappy:
     
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    I'm right there with ya. I was of the, "'Man' invented fire for a reason (to cook food)" mindset, and refused to try it for the longest time. Love me some sushi now (OK, with perhaps the exception of Uni, gla-a-a-ck! :puke: :tongue: ).
     
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    I'm a fan.
     
  9. Mr. Snakey

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    No i dont like it. Eating raw Fish can be unhealthy.
     
  10. Willy_the_Wonka

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    One of my top 5 favorite foods. :tongue:

    I try to not eat it too terribly much, because I never want to get tired of it. :biggrin1:
     
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    The same could be said for virtually everything we eat.
     
  12. D_golden parachute

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    The only reason you are meant to cook food is to get rid of potential germs, as long as the fish is clean it's ok

    I eat my Steak bloody (H)
     
  13. whatireallywant

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    I was that way too for a long time. I really didn't like the idea of eating raw fish. However, for one thing not all sushi is raw (my favorite, unagi, is cooked). Most of what I have had is cooked. I think the only raw one I've had is salmon. I like salmon a lot anyway, whether raw or cooked.

    Never tried Uni, and have no desire to. Although I ventured so far as to try raw fish, I do have my limits. I don't really want to try anything that is on the TV show "Bizarre Foods", with the exception of cockels. (As far as I know, they're just a kind of shellfish that isn't very commonly served in the US...and I've had other kinds of shellfish so no problem there).

    And I LOVE wasabi! Oh yeah - love anything hot and spicy!!!
     
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    I just bring myself to eat sushi.:eek:
     
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    Your grammar makes me sad
     
  16. Mr. Snakey

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    Raw meat or Fish can be deadly.
     
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    Sneezing can be deadly
     
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    no one lives forever
     
  19. Mr. Snakey

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    Yes:wink:
     
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    Yes and who wants too.:biggrin1:
     
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