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(Some Guy)   June 18 is International Sushi Day. That's just how we roll   (cdkitchen.com) divider line 96
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2009-06-17 10:52:18 PM
Smells fishy to me.
 
2009-06-17 10:54:00 PM
I don't know why that headline tickled me, but it did
/+1
 
2009-06-18 12:15:02 AM
Sweet! An excuse to eat California rolls again this week.
 
2009-06-18 12:26:47 AM
Sushi = Best Food Ever
 
2009-06-18 12:50:04 AM
I shall celebrate it late, but celebrate I shall.
 
2009-06-18 01:09:36 AM
Sashimi rollin', they hatin'.
 
2009-06-18 01:13:03 AM
I'll pass on the parasitic tape worms from uncooked fish. Thanks for the offer but no thanks.
 
2009-06-18 01:14:04 AM
cheeserland.com

/obligatory
 
2009-06-18 01:20:46 AM
Chariset: Sweet! An excuse to eat California rolls again this week.

Not Sushi!
 
2009-06-18 01:20:55 AM
You don't know real sushi unless you've eaten it in Japan.

Yummy.
 
2009-06-18 01:20:59 AM
Kliffoth: Sushi = Best Food Ever

Mmmmmmmmhmmmmmm
 
2009-06-18 01:22:01 AM
artificialraven: I'll pass on the parasitic tape worms from uncooked fish. Thanks for the offer but no thanks.

Life must be amazing when you're afraid of everything.
 
2009-06-18 01:25:01 AM
Theeng: artificialraven: I'll pass on the parasitic tape worms from uncooked fish. Thanks for the offer but no thanks.

Life must be amazing when you're afraid of everything.


I'm not afraid of much except shiatting out a 30'+ tape worm.
 
2009-06-18 01:27:00 AM
artificialraven: Theeng: artificialraven: I'll pass on the parasitic tape worms from uncooked fish. Thanks for the offer but no thanks.

Life must be amazing when you're afraid of everything.

I'm not afraid of much except shiatting out a 30'+ tape worm.


It'll help you lose weight!
 
2009-06-18 01:27:10 AM
Kliffoth: Sushi = Best Food Ever

Sorry, the correct answer was Bacon.
 
2009-06-18 01:27:36 AM
artificialraven: I'm not afraid of much except shiatting out a 30'+ tape worm.

Yeah this happens a lot too.
 
2009-06-18 01:30:11 AM
Argh... too many cutes.... GIS "cute bento":

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/It's all sushi
//sushi = rice
///sushi + fish = sashimi
 
2009-06-18 01:30:43 AM
Well yeah so I'm scared of parasites, I guess I made that obvious. However, bring on the Wasabi sauce! Good stuff.
 
2009-06-18 01:33:14 AM
Nobody asked, but Aki's Sushi (Redondo Avenue) is the best sushi in Long Beach, CA. Try Koi Restaurant if you're in Seal Beach. Real sushi prepared by real sushi men.
 
2009-06-18 01:35:07 AM
Picked a good day to have my Birthday then. Guess I'm gonna have to go out for Japanese food tonight.
 
2009-06-18 01:41:39 AM
Icejingles: artificialraven: Theeng: artificialraven: I'll pass on the parasitic tape worms from uncooked fish. Thanks for the offer but no thanks.

Life must be amazing when you're afraid of everything.

I'm not afraid of much except shiatting out a 30'+ tape worm.

It'll help you lose weight!


Then I will definitely eat some sushi 6/18.
 
2009-06-18 01:44:10 AM
Unfortunately the 18th is halfway finished here.
 
2009-06-18 01:47:40 AM
The Incredible Mr. Wizzy: Nobody asked, but Aki's Sushi (Redondo Avenue) is the best sushi in Long Beach, CA. Try Koi Restaurant if you're in Seal Beach. Real sushi prepared by real sushi men.

I lived 1/2 block from Koi. I hate you for reminding me how good it was.

If you're willing to make the drive and fight the traffic, Sushi Gen in Little Tokyo (near downtown Los Angeles for you non-locals) is the best sushi you will get in southern California.
 
2009-06-18 01:53:18 AM
I've had sushi exactly once in my life. It was at a fancy-pants sushi joint here in Vegas. It was delicious. I'm hesitant to try it again.
 
2009-06-18 01:57:01 AM
so its vagina day?
 
2009-06-18 01:57:59 AM
Very nice, subby.
 
2009-06-18 02:07:24 AM
GaidinBDJ: I've had sushi exactly once in my life. It was at a fancy-pants sushi joint here in Vegas. It was delicious. I'm hesitant to try it again.

Looks like you have an excellent excuse to be adventurous tomorrow. If you're nervous, do a local search for sushi places in your area and read reviews to find a good one. Or, better yet, take a sushi-loving friend along with you to help you find good place and wade thru the menu.
 
2009-06-18 02:08:28 AM
The first time I tried sushi, it was in Vancouver(1993?). It was fantastic (except for the sea urchin and smoked eel.)I haven't been able to find sushi in Alberta anywhere near that quality.
 
2009-06-18 02:10:33 AM
Whoops, spaced that you live in Vegas. Plenty of options there, and they don't have to be really expensive to be good.
 
2009-06-18 02:11:22 AM
DalaiLamaDingDong: The first time I tried sushi, it was in Vancouver(1993?). It was fantastic (except for the sea urchin and smoked eel.)I haven't been able to find sushi in Alberta anywhere near that quality.

Uni tastes amazing if it's made right. Through a little cucumber in there and it's good.
 
2009-06-18 02:17:33 AM
Icejingles: DalaiLamaDingDong: The first time I tried sushi, it was in Vancouver(1993?). It was fantastic (except for the sea urchin and smoked eel.)I haven't been able to find sushi in Alberta anywhere near that quality.

Uni tastes amazing if it's made right. Through a little cucumber in there and it's good.


I found it to be a tad too bitter for my liking. Scallop sushi is my fave.
 
2009-06-18 02:22:58 AM
DalaiLamaDingDong:

I found it to be a tad too bitter for my liking. Scallop sushi is my fave.



I will admit, I threw it up the first time I had it. Have you gotten the chance to try Blowfish or Fugu yet?
 
2009-06-18 02:26:29 AM
Icejingles: DalaiLamaDingDong:

I found it to be a tad too bitter for my liking. Scallop sushi is my fave.


I will admit, I threw it up the first time I had it. Have you gotten the chance to try Blowfish or Fugu yet?


I don't think it's legal in Alberta
 
2009-06-18 02:29:06 AM
fishrocket: /It's all sushi
//sushi = rice
///sushi + fish = sashimi


sushi = rice + seaweed, often with other things (like raw fish)
sashimi = raw fish
raw fish + rice = nigiri

/ftfy
 
2009-06-18 02:34:24 AM
DalaiLamaDingDong: The first time I tried sushi, it was in Vancouver(1993?). It was fantastic (except for the sea urchin and smoked eel.)I haven't been able to find sushi in Alberta anywhere near that quality.

Never order Uni outside Japan. It's the only place where you can get it fresh enough to taste as it should. If it's anything less than stupid-fresh, it'll taste like manure.

Hint: look for Uni that bears a texture like that of a human toungue. Stay away from anything that glistens.

As for the eel, Unagi just plain rocks. There must be something wrong with you. ;)
 
2009-06-18 02:34:38 AM
The "Philadelphia Roll" has smoked salmon, cream cheese, and cucumber.

Here on the west coast, that's called a BC Roll. Only its smoked salmon skin, and there's no cream cheese, and some variants forego the cucumber as well. Sometimes topped with teriyaki sauce. One of my favs.

www.dineouthere.com
 
2009-06-18 02:35:22 AM
Bee Roo Ga Ho Shee: sashimi = tasty, tasty raw fish, the way God intended it

FTFY. ^_^
 
2009-06-18 02:38:47 AM
DalaiLamaDingDong: Icejingles: DalaiLamaDingDong:

I found it to be a tad too bitter for my liking. Scallop sushi is my fave.


I will admit, I threw it up the first time I had it. Have you gotten the chance to try Blowfish or Fugu yet?

I don't think it's legal in Alberta


Last time I had Fugu it made my mouth numb. Blowfish is a little on the bland side, but it was still worth try.
 
2009-06-18 02:38:55 AM
HK_shooter: The Incredible Mr. Wizzy: Nobody asked, but Aki's Sushi (Redondo Avenue) is the best sushi in Long Beach, CA. Try Koi Restaurant if you're in Seal Beach. Real sushi prepared by real sushi men.

I lived 1/2 block from Koi. I hate you for reminding me how good it was.

If you're willing to make the drive and fight the traffic, Sushi Gen in Little Tokyo (near downtown Los Angeles for you non-locals) is the best sushi you will get in southern California.


Sorry about that. Separation from a beloved sushi bar can be traumatic. I'll give Sushi Gen a try the next time in LA. Angotei is a good choice if you find yourself in Costa Mesa.

Does anybody want to read a book about the history of sushi and the economics involved in the sushi trade? If yes, check out The Sushi Economy: Globalization and the Making of a Modern Delicacy by Sasha Issenberg. I give it four Wizzies out of a possible five. The more you know.
 
2009-06-18 02:40:57 AM
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Indeed that's how I roll...
 
2009-06-18 02:42:04 AM
Icejingles: DalaiLamaDingDong: Icejingles: DalaiLamaDingDong:

I found it to be a tad too bitter for my liking. Scallop sushi is my fave.


I will admit, I threw it up the first time I had it. Have you gotten the chance to try Blowfish or Fugu yet?

I don't think it's legal in Alberta

Last time I had Fugu it made my mouth numb. Blowfish is a little on the bland side, but it was still worth try.


Try the liver. It's the only part that has a flavur. Damn, but what a flavour.
 
2009-06-18 02:43:11 AM
There is an Alberta Roll. It's just maki with teriyaki beef inside. Not very adventurous.

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As for the Unagi, I must have had a bad batch.
 
2009-06-18 02:43:50 AM
Ishkur: The "Philadelphia Roll" has smoked salmon, cream cheese, and cucumber.

Here on the west coast, that's called a BC Roll. Only its smoked salmon skin, and there's no cream cheese, and some variants forego the cucumber as well. Sometimes topped with teriyaki sauce. One of my favs.


Nah, the Philadelphia Roll is still out here, and it has exactly what was described, you had a different roll, thats all. I had one two days ago.
 
2009-06-18 02:49:11 AM
DalaiLamaDingDong: The first time I tried sushi, it was in Vancouver(1993?). It was fantastic (except for the sea urchin and smoked eel.)I haven't been able to find sushi in Alberta anywhere near that quality.

You're not going to. We really are truly spoiled here on the coast. I am a sushi fiend, and local.google.ca identified somewhere in the neighbourhood of 550 sushi restaurants in the greater Vancouver area. There were even two in Chilliwack! I've been thinking about starting a quest to visit them all, and rate them.

I ate sushi in Vegas once. It was subpar. And I did eat sushi in Edmonton once. It was awful. Since then, I have a couple rules:

1) Do not eat sushi in any city more than a 200 miles inland from the coast. That means the food is at least a day or more removed from the ocean, so it's not as fresh, its not as well-prepared, and its more expensive. Just not worth it. Go for steak instead.

2) Only eat sushi in an established, sushi-only Japanese restaurant. Do not order the sushi platter at a steakhouse or some other restaurant (no matter how nice the restaurant). Do not get sushi wrapped in foam and saran wrap from the deli section of Safeway. Do not make an impulse sushi run at a food court in a mall. Oh, and don't make it yourself. Although fun, and lord knows I've tried -- I just suck at making sushi. I am stupid western gaijin who loves Japanese food. I know my limits. All these places make second-rate sushi. For now on, japanese sushi restaurant only.

Yes, I am a sushi snob.
 
2009-06-18 02:49:11 AM
HK_shooter:

If you're willing to make the drive and fight the traffic, Sushi Gen in Little Tokyo (near downtown Los Angeles for you non-locals) is the best sushi you will get in southern California.



My friend Sybil works right by there.....at the Far Bar!!

Never been to Sushi Gen before though, I'll be sure and check it out this weekend, THANKS!
 
2009-06-18 02:50:03 AM
artificialraven: I'll pass on the parasitic tape worms from uncooked fish. Thanks for the offer but no thanks.

LOL, I think you mean roundworm. Tapeworms are extremely rare, and in many fish (like tuna) are never found. Roundworms don't survive in humans.... so there's virtually nothing to worry about.

Also, sushi-grade fish is flash frozen immediately when it is caught, so a) parasites never get a chance to leave the intestines of the fish, and b) flash freezing completely kills the parasites anyway. You really have nothing to worry about... but I doubt my response will do anything to change your mind. Seriously, just say that you don't like sushi, instead of coming across like an ignorant, paranoid little person.
 
2009-06-18 02:52:37 AM
Ishkur: Yes, I am a sushi snob.

I went to Ichiban sushi in Vancouver. Is that a good one?
 
2009-06-18 02:55:13 AM
Ishkur:
1) Do not eat sushi in any city more than a 200 miles inland from the coast. That means the food is at least a day or more removed from the ocean, so it's not as fresh, its not as well-prepared, and its more expensive. Just not worth it. Go for steak instead.


Vegas is exempt from that rule. We fly in literally tons of fish from all over the world every day. Most of the fish that lands here (even the ones from Asian waters) are well under a day removed.
 
2009-06-18 03:00:47 AM
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2009-06-18 03:05:35 AM
Ishkur: 1) Do not eat sushi in any city more than a 200 miles inland from the coast. That means the food is at least a day or more removed from the ocean, so it's not as fresh, its not as well-prepared, and its more expensive. Just not worth it. Go for steak instead.

Assuming your sushi restaurant gets its fish via truck, I suppose. The local really, really good sushi joint has all their fish flown in and couriered. Is it more expensive than it would be 100 yards from a dock? You bet your ass. Is it fresh? As fresh as you're going to get, assuming you're not watching them drag it off the boat and into the back door of the restaurant.

Oh, and don't make it yourself. Although fun, and lord knows I've tried -- I just suck at making sushi.

Well there's your problem. You heard it here, folks: If you suck at making sushi, don't make sushi.
 
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