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#271 Panda Wizardry

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Posted 24 July 2009 - 02:07 AM

Damn, quite an old thread. I still haven't tried sushi since I posted in here a while ago, lol.

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#272 ninja dog

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Posted 24 July 2009 - 05:05 AM

I have a love hate relationship with wasabi and soy sauce. I like them for what they are, but they cover up the taste of the sushi.

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#273 Lord Jezo

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Posted 26 July 2009 - 12:29 PM

When I was in Japan a couple months ago we had sushi for breakfast at one of the many small restaurants at the large fish market in Tokyo. It was a chef's choice of the freshest sushi anyone will ever have (it comes off the boat that morning and on your plate hours later)


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When that one was put on the counter in front of us it was still moving. Not sure what it was. but it was there in front of us pulsating. We just ate it and tried not to think about it, then washed it down with beer.

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#274 Javery

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Posted 26 July 2009 - 11:29 PM

When I was in Japan a couple months ago we had sushi for breakfast at one of the many small restaurants at the large fish market in Tokyo. It was a chef's choice of the freshest sushi anyone will ever have (it comes off the boat that morning and on your plate hours later)


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When that one was put on the counter in front of us it was still moving. Not sure what it was. but it was there in front of us pulsating. We just ate it and tried not to think about it, then washed it down with beer.

Good times.


That is awesome. The fist meal I have in Japan (if I ever make it there) is going to be some raw as a mofo sushi.

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#275 pacifickarma

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 02:26 AM

I love sushi but I won't ever put soy sauce or wasabi on mine. It's an absolute no-no according to true sushi chefs!

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#276 jaykrue

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Posted 28 July 2009 - 02:13 AM

I love sushi but I won't ever put soy sauce or wasabi on mine. It's an absolute no-no according to true sushi chefs!

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"Absolute no-no" is a bit strong; it's more like "recommended". For many sushi, it makes sense not to include soy sauce or wasabi. For example, you shouldn't use soy sauce on unagi since it's already got a sweet sauce that is meant to complement the natural flavor & texture of the eel. For many nigiri sushi, it makes sense not to add wasabi because it's already got wasabi in it (primarily used to hold the meat and rice together like a glue).

The only reason anyone should put soy sauce or wasabi is to enhance the flavor or increase its spiciness. Even then, it's 'recommended' to put the wasabi on the edge of a tiny pool of soy sauce so that the soy sauce's spiciness increases as minutes go by. This is in contradiction to what I notice most people I've eaten with do - take a clump of wasabi paste and put it dead center in the soy sauce pool.

But I don't think it's a serious enough reason to deny yourself soy sauce or wasabi if it might make a particular sushi piece more tasty. And besides, if you're gonna be a true sushi connoisseur, true sushi chefs also say you shouldn't use chopsticks, use only your hands (and with a specific way to pick up the pieces as well), and only dip the sushi meat-side down. But it's not gonna make anyone wail & cry in anguish if you do things differently. :razz::lol:

Anyway, my friend & I gorged on sushi on Saturday. 3 orders of unagi maki, 1 alaskan maki, 1 rainbow, and a restaurant-featured sweeter-than-unagi 'pink salmon cappuccino' :drool: That means I've had my fix and won't be needing it for another 2 weeks. :bouncy:
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#277 Rodimus

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Posted 28 July 2009 - 02:48 AM

From what I've been told wasabi also helps to kill viruses that may be in the raw fish. I use both wasabi & soy sauce sparingly depending on the type of sushi. If it's a cheaper cut of fish like toro then I use soy sauce. The more expensive stuff (otoro,uni) I eat as is.

And jaykrue is correct. In Japan they don't normally use chop sticks to eat sushi. There's nothing wrong with it but I think it's become more of an international obsesion to eat all asian food with chop sticks. I find it funny to see people struggling to put a peice of sushi in their mouth when it's perfectly fine to simply use your hands.

#278 jaykrue

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Posted 28 July 2009 - 02:54 AM

From what I've been told wasabi also helps to kill viruses that may be in the raw fish.


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#279 Javery

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Posted 11 April 2011 - 04:21 PM

A new sushi restaurant opened up in town that I finally tried - I'm so disappointed. THey were really stingy on the fish and their Alaska roll came with COOKED tuna? WTF is that??? I might need to go grab some for lunch today at a more reliable place to get the bad taste out of my mouth...

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#280 Rei no Otaku

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Posted 11 April 2011 - 04:27 PM

I go out for sushi at least once a week. I love unagi...

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Posted 11 April 2011 - 04:44 PM

I go out for sushi at least once a week. I love unagi...


I heard that. I don't always eat sushi, but when I do, I eat unagi.

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