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691 clicks; posted to Food » on 08 May 2021 at 11:50 AM (5 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2021-05-08 8:04:44 AM  
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2021-05-08 8:18:50 AM  
It's my belief that gas station food in general is best reserved for situations where you're on a road trip, you absolutely have to stave off the cruel pangs of hunger for maybe two more hours until you can get back home, and the comparatively classier dining experiences of the McDonald's and Arby's and Taco Bell located off the same highway exit are closed for the night.

And even then you go for the wrinkled-up hot dogs because you're assuming that even if they're not appetizing, at least they're adequately cooked after spending the last four or five days spinning around on those rollers under the heat lamp. You're not looking for a gourmet experience.
 
2021-05-08 8:21:10 AM  

wet drum sandwich: It's my belief that gas station food in general is best reserved for situations where you're on a road trip, you absolutely have to stave off the cruel pangs of hunger for maybe two more hours until you can get back home, and the comparatively classier dining experiences of the McDonald's and Arby's and Taco Bell located off the same highway exit are closed for the night.

And even then you go for the wrinkled-up hot dogs because you're assuming that even if they're not appetizing, at least they're adequately cooked after spending the last four or five days spinning around on those rollers under the heat lamp. You're not looking for a gourmet experience.


Uh, user name checks out.
 
2021-05-08 8:24:16 AM  

Sin'sHero: wet drum sandwich: It's my belief that gas station food in general is best reserved for situations where you're on a road trip, you absolutely have to stave off the cruel pangs of hunger for maybe two more hours until you can get back home, and the comparatively classier dining experiences of the McDonald's and Arby's and Taco Bell located off the same highway exit are closed for the night.

And even then you go for the wrinkled-up hot dogs because you're assuming that even if they're not appetizing, at least they're adequately cooked after spending the last four or five days spinning around on those rollers under the heat lamp. You're not looking for a gourmet experience.

Uh, user name checks out.


I laffed. A tip-o-the-hat to you, good sir or madam.
 
2021-05-08 9:52:58 AM  
Airport Sushi - SNL
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2021-05-08 9:57:44 AM  
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2021-05-08 10:10:21 AM  
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2021-05-08 12:06:00 PM  
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2021-05-08 12:33:44 PM  

wet drum sandwich: It's my belief that gas station food in general is best reserved for situations where you're on a road trip, you absolutely have to stave off the cruel pangs of hunger for maybe two more hours until you can get back home, and the comparatively classier dining experiences of the McDonald's and Arby's and Taco Bell located off the same highway exit are closed for the night.


You can actually get some pretty reasonable gas station burritos on road trips through the Southwest; I often prefer those to McDonald's, etc.
 
2021-05-08 12:38:29 PM  

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What's that black cracker?
 
2021-05-08 12:48:31 PM  
A Student Ate Gas Station Sushi For Breakfast. This Is What Happened To His Stomach.
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2021-05-08 1:04:29 PM  
Saying that something is no worse than the ham sandwich is not exactly a ringing endorsement.
 
2021-05-08 1:05:18 PM  
Just check the made date.

Around here the supplier is Southern Tsunami (AFC), the same company that supplies Publix, and University grab and go. They're pretty good, my only complaint is they don't put the wasabi under the fish.
They are Japanese owned and pretty much have it down for grab and go 'counter service' sushi which is very popular in Japan at their convenience stores and train stations.
 
2021-05-08 1:11:26 PM  
A Mom Ate 5 Day Old Sushi 🍣 For Dinner. This Is What Happened To Her Brain.
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2021-05-08 1:34:39 PM  
TFA written by these guys:

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2021-05-08 1:59:07 PM  
KFC started as gas station chicken.
 
2021-05-08 2:12:55 PM  
I learned about sick leave in my new job because I ate Target sushi because I was young, naive, just escaped Mississippi, and thought that sushi in a convenient place like a Target was the next best thing to sliced bread.

Even at that point in my life, I would not have trusted gas station sushi.*

*unless it is a Japanese 7-11
 
2021-05-08 2:31:48 PM  
If I'm in Hawaii and it's convenience store musubi, hell yeah.
 
2021-05-08 2:34:27 PM  
I once took a road trip to Vegas with a guy who actually ate egg salad from a gas station.
Egg. Farking. Salad.

When we got to Vegas, he spent the whole time in the hotel room sick.
 
2021-05-08 3:26:14 PM  
Gas station sushi?  Nah.

Gas station tacos?  OnIt!

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2021-05-08 3:27:01 PM  

sirrerun: I once took a road trip to Vegas with a guy who actually ate egg salad from a gas station.
Egg. Farking. Salad.

When we got to Vegas, he spent the whole time in the hotel room sick.


To be fair, it probably didn't specify what kind of eggs were inside of it.
 
2021-05-08 4:27:52 PM  
Some of my finest meals have been found at gas stations, and I haven't died from them (yet)

/ Whoa Nellie Deli
 
2021-05-08 4:32:15 PM  
The rice is terrible, so I wouldn't eat gas station or convenience store sushi. Sushi rice isn't easy to make, and well beyond the skills of most people who aren't professional cooks who don't have a real kitchen.

Gas station chicken gizzards and hearts on the other hand...
 
2021-05-08 4:44:29 PM  

Ambitwistor: wet drum sandwich: It's my belief that gas station food in general is best reserved for situations where you're on a road trip, you absolutely have to stave off the cruel pangs of hunger for maybe two more hours until you can get back home, and the comparatively classier dining experiences of the McDonald's and Arby's and Taco Bell located off the same highway exit are closed for the night.

You can actually get some pretty reasonable gas station burritos on road trips through the Southwest; I often prefer those to McDonald's, etc.


Hit the ones that have all the obreros stopping by for breakfast or whatnot.  They're almost always at worst tolerable - those dudes won't put up with complete crap if there's any choice at all.  They also generally have decent coffee, same reason.
 
2021-05-08 5:07:54 PM  

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it's a tomato!

lol, I've been roundly mocked more than once on foodtab for my undying love of WaWa's consistently perfect egg salad. yolk's on me now, they've (or at least, the store 'crost the street from us) stopped selling it, grrr (unsure if plague-era or other logistical/marketing BS)

Stibium: The rice is terrible, so I wouldn't eat gas station or convenience store sushi. Sushi rice isn't easy to make, and well beyond the skills of most people who aren't professional cooks who don't have a real kitchen.

Gas station chicken gizzards and hearts on the other hand...


the rice is what's truly farking abominable. I've long-since learned (via my previous peril) to walk right by whatever discount sushi the supermarche has. rice is either overcooked or undercooked (sometimes both!) and has such wondrous ingredients as: aspartame, HFCS, acesulfame-potassium, sucralose. what. in. the. even. everloving. fark.

/also getting a kick 'cos my current friendface politics group was once briefly called, Gas Station Sushi
 
2021-05-08 5:16:49 PM  
man, back in my former Cape Cod life, the local produce marche (same one with my forever-beloved Cheese Lady!!!) had sushi. at the beginning, they only sold it maybe 1 day a week and actually employed a real chef to make it in-situ. and it was not only delicioso but also farking inexpensive. plus? if you didn't see anything you liked, you could ask someone to call him out of the back (or simply relay a message) and that wonderful gentleman would do you up right proud. or he'd come up to the counter and say, "sorry we're out of eel, I'll order extra next week and save one for you!" - and he farking did.

later they switched to a food-service version, and it was absolute balls. and not in the good way. again, dafuqing rice, just, ugh.
 
2021-05-08 5:22:57 PM  

hlehmann: Some of my finest meals have been found at gas stations, and I haven't died from them (yet)

/ Whoa Nellie Deli


Best sandwich I ever had was gas station Porketta. But it was also in the middle of nowhere in Tuscany, so it was more of a small deli that happened to sell gas
 
2021-05-08 5:55:29 PM  
Gas station food is too high class for me.
 
2021-05-08 6:41:45 PM  

wet drum sandwich: It's my belief that gas station food in general is best reserved for situations where you're on a road trip, you absolutely have to stave off the cruel pangs of hunger for maybe two more hours until you can get back home, and the comparatively classier dining experiences of the McDonald's and Arby's and Taco Bell located off the same highway exit are closed for the night.

And even then you go for the wrinkled-up hot dogs because you're assuming that even if they're not appetizing, at least they're adequately cooked after spending the last four or five days spinning around on those rollers under the heat lamp. You're not looking for a gourmet experience.


I simply will not risk it.  I've driven a 15 hour day from florida to indiana, and the entire days calories were mixed nuts, & mountain dew.  mainly because when you're coming HOME... you want to get there soon.  no gas station dumps. no stopping for a half hour to eat.  just get it over with.

at least you can do that alone.  I am sure i am in the minority on that one.
 
2021-05-08 8:33:46 PM  
Some of the best Mediterranean/Middle Eastern food in Lawrence, KS can be found inside a gas station. I've been there and the food really is good.
Fresh Mediterranean Company
 
2021-05-08 9:24:48 PM  

eyeq360: Some of the best Mediterranean/Middle Eastern food in Lawrence, KS can be found inside a gas station. I've been there and the food really is good.
Fresh Mediterranean Company


this is, oddly, my similar experience with "Crown Fried Chicken" type fake-kfc places in Atlantic City. ignore the fried-seafood platters at your non-peril (altho' can't even personally speak to the actual-chimkens) but hunt down the bottom lines of fine-print on the menu instead. glorious Pakistani dishes for days.

was I halfway to the ex-wife's family's Wildwood hotels for some of Auntie's nonpareil Guj'rati home-cooking? yes. was I starving for noms in the desolate AC bus shelter? also-yes. walk across the street, get some palak/saag paneer, done.
 
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2021-05-08 11:04:49 PM  
Had a friend that owned a sushi shop in Ypsilanti a while back, he would get up at 4 am to make and package sushi to deliver to Meijer, Kroger, and even a couple gas stations around the ypsi and Ann arbor area. His sushi at his shop was delicious. I never in a million years would think to try that exact same sushi at the gas stations he supplied it to. Too many ways a gas station doesn't care about food safety. Like basically EVERY single way. Because it's a farking gas station, they're there to take your money for gas, not make sure the ambient temps in the cooler are below 41, and the product in it is rotated properly, and etc etc
 
2021-05-09 4:11:38 AM  
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2021-05-09 7:31:00 AM  
Team "Casey's gas station breakfast pizza is best for a hangover" here.
 
2021-05-09 11:13:52 AM  
How I feel about eel.

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2021-05-09 11:25:05 AM  
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2021-05-09 12:15:09 PM  

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there is not enough bleach in the world to unsee that. thanks :P

also getting a kick, 'cos one of the places from which we order poke bowls delivery, does the usual "pick up to 7 or 8 toppings at no extra cost" ... their latest new genius move? crushed Doritos. the wife actually tried it once o_O but at least the next time I successfully convinced her to go for julienned tofu-skin instead ("but I don't like... tofu skins?!" uh, you farking love it in that pad-thai. "what!!! no, those are scrambled eggs!" hmm, you know it's eggs and tofu-skin and tiger-lily, right? "oh! ok fine, the Doritos weren't that great anyway.")
 
2021-05-09 2:36:07 PM  
Gas station sushi is known as bait in Texas.
 
2021-05-09 3:53:56 PM  

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Using spiciness to mask the taste of meat/fish gone bad predates the invention of refrigeration.
 
2021-05-09 6:22:56 PM  

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