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Lethe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 02:18 PM
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Do you like sushi?
I like it. I eat it about twice a week.

My problem is none of my friends like sushi, and they won't even go with me to try it. Most of the time I just go by myself.
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NewWaveChick1981 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 02:21 PM
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1. I've always said I will try anything once and stop if I don't like it.
I tried sushi once, and I didn't particularly care for it. :)
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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 02:23 PM
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4. But it's so good...
I think I may buy it for dinner tonight.
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NewWaveChick1981 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 02:30 PM
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11. Maybe I just ate crappy sushi.
I was assured that the sushi place where we ate was the best in the area. That doesn't mean diddly, though, so I guess I need to try it again at a different place. :P
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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 02:32 PM
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12. One place by me even has a really good cooked roll.
Salmon, whitefish & crab wrapped up in rice & nori, dipped in a wasabi sauce and then fried. It's so yummy and it's cooked, although I generally go for the raw sushi.
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Lethe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 02:36 PM
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16. i didnt like sushi until the 3rd time i tried it
why did i keep going? dunno but after the 3rd time i was hooked. i think it was because i kept trying different things until i found something i really enjoyed
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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 02:22 PM
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2. I don't like sushi.
I LOVE sushi.
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LA lady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 02:22 PM
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3. In Louisiana we call it "bait" n/t
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pdx_prog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 02:25 PM
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6. Hey I used to live in NO....
Sushi is very civilized compared to some of the stuff I have eaten in NO....lol
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pdx_prog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 02:24 PM
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5. Love it....
I usually eat it at least once a week.
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Magrittes Pipe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 02:27 PM
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7. If I had the money, I'd eat it at least twice a week.
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smitty Donating Member (580 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 02:27 PM
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8. I enjoy sushi, finding good, fresh sushi is the problem.
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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 02:30 PM
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10. That's why I like living in a coastal port state.
I'd hate living in some landlocked state with crappy fish.
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huskerlaw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 02:28 PM
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9. Try taking them to a sushi place
that also serves Teriyaki. They'll probably go if you assure them that cooked food is also an option.

Also, some sushi places have cooked "sushi"...looks like sushi, but it's warm. ;)
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sir_captain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 02:33 PM
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14. Sushi doesn't have to be raw at all
To clarify, sushi, in fact, refers to the vinegared rice with topping. So Unagi or omelet or shrimp or whatever that is cooked is still very legitimately sushi.
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Midlodemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 02:32 PM
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13. Love it. Eat it 2-3 a week for lunch.
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LordLovesAWorkingMan Donating Member (272 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 02:35 PM
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15. Love it, all of it, and sashimi, too n/t
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Throd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 02:37 PM
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17. Sushi is like crack to me
and it is just as expensive a habit.
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Tyo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 03:35 PM
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18. My partner is Japanese...
and has taken a couple of sushi-making classes. We have it when we can afford it.
Good fish doesn't come cheap.
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datasuspect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 03:40 PM
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20. welcome to DU!
i like my fish when it comes out of the water. it has to be living shortly before i eat it.

i won't buy fish.
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Tyo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 03:46 PM
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22. Thanks for the welcome
This is the friendliest site I've ever posted to. Everyone I've interacted with so far seems truly nice.

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datasuspect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 03:50 PM
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24. stick around for awhile
Edited on Mon Aug-21-06 03:53 PM by datasuspect
people are for the most part nice around here, but there are assholes. i am one of them, but not really mean-spirited.

but this is by far the most moderated board i've ever posted on.
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 03:39 PM
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19. I adore sushi, mainly eat Sashimi right now (avoiding white rice)
A suggestiong to get people interested in Sushi is to pick out a few rolls that don't have raw fish in them. There are several great rolls out there like that including vegetarian roll, California Roll and a personal favorite of mine - SHrimp Tempura Roll (has cooked shrimp in it). Bring it back and offer it around, show them that the shrimp is cooked. People might be surpised at how good it is.

I have Sashimi about once a week (now that freaks people out - that's raw fish) and my local place has a great lunch special with 8 pieces of Sashimi (varies each week but usually a few to choose from), soup and rice for $7.95
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JitterbugPerfume Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 03:41 PM
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21. I have never has sushi
but I will try it

people who pre--judge miss out on a lot of the good things in life

I live in Indiana and we don't have a lotta new fangled stuff
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MissMillie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 03:48 PM
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23. Capital "L" LOVE sushi
delicious!
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sarge43 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 03:53 PM
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25. Love it especially octopus.
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SmokingJacket Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 03:54 PM
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26. I think it's just fine.
I'll eat it if that's what everyone's eating -- and sometimes on a hot day I'll get it as takeout.
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immoderate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 03:58 PM
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27. For more than 30 years.
I got lucky; my friends dragged me to a sushi bar when I was young.

You might get your friends to a Japanese restaurant to eat teriyaki or tempura, and then get them to sample some sushi. I've encounterd very few people who then didn't want to go back for more.

--IMM
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datasuspect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 03:59 PM
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28. you were into sushi
when sushi wasn't cool.
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immoderate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 04:05 PM
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33. Yeah, most Americans had not heard of it.
I was able to introduce a lot of people.

--IMM
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datasuspect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 04:09 PM
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35. sushi ambassador
that's actually kinda cool.

when we were kids (early 70s) my mom had this hippie friend who was a waitress and she would talk to us about astrology and stuff.

she got my mom a fondue set for xmas.

but that's what i first learned what patchouli was. and baba ghanoush, lentils, vegetarian spaghetti, and other types of groovy stuff.

she was one of my favorite adults at the time.
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immoderate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 04:27 PM
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36. I took a sushi class. Highly recommended.
It was a lot of fun. We learned about sushi. We made some sushi. We ate the sushi.

I rarely make it, but the knowledge increased my appreciation.

--IMM
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progmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 03:59 PM
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29. yes
and now i must go get some. this thread has made me crave it!
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Broken_Hero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 03:59 PM
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30. I don't know
never had it, and the raw aspect of it, makes me very hesitant to try...but I will try it someday...I had the same thought with calamari, but calamri was cooked, but the thought of eating squid put me off, but when I tried that, I thought I found another slice of heaven... :)

Sushi...will try it someday, but someday, ain't today... :silly:
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immoderate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 04:08 PM
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34. Alaska should have some great sushi places.
You are close to Japan, and an ocean of some size and all.

--IMM
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Broken_Hero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 05:08 PM
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42. as a matter of fact
I havent' seen a sushi place in my hometown, but they might serve some nowadays, haven't been back home for a couple of years... :) I'm pretty sure the serve it up in Anchorage, they got Benihani's up there...
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immoderate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 05:23 PM
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43. My bad. I should have mentioned that the larger cities...
should have it. I'm also making the unwarranted assumption that there are significant Japanese there.

--IMM
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Broken_Hero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 05:24 PM
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44. I haven't seen to many japanese
in my hometown, a lot of filipino's though....hardly any japanese...only japanese person I can remember meeting was my dads, friends, wife...Nancy.
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immoderate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 05:32 PM
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47. Help is on the way!
Here's a guide to sushi restaurants in Alaska. What town are you in?

http://www.campusfood.com/delivery-restaurants/default....

--IMM
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immoderate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 05:36 PM
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49. On second thought....
Edited on Mon Aug-21-06 05:37 PM by IMModerate
I looked through the guide and there's nothing there. :blush:
Sorry 'bout that.

--IMM
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Broken_Hero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 05:38 PM
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50. I'm from Ketchikan
Alaska, in SW Missouri at present...I bet Cape Fox Lodge sells sushi, but other than them...I have no idea who would in my hometown
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 05:25 PM
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45. Not all sushi is raw - that's a really bad misconception
So don't hesitate just because some of it is. Hell I eat raw fish sashimi (sushi without the rice) once a week and I'm still kicking.

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RFKHumphreyObama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 04:00 PM
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31. Sushi is one of my favorite foods
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 04:01 PM
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32. ...
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mulsh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 05:03 PM
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37. No
I"m 49.
My parents introduced me to sushi when I was around 4 years old. There were a couple of types of sushi I sort of liked.
We have an old family friend who was a fantastic sushi chef.
growing up in the SF bay area we've had lots of japanese and sushi restaraunts which I have eaten at through out
all my life. in the 80's, when sushi started becoming insanely popular I endured most of my friends litterally force feeding me sushi, telling me I'll "love it if you just try it." well I've tried lots of sushi over the years in lots of great and not so great restaraunts. I just don't like the stuff. there are still about 3 types that I've eaten that I sort of liked.

I dunno, I've tried to like it. I like sashimi and most ceviche, so it's not the raw fish aspect. I like the way lots of sushi restaraunts are set up, floating boats, cool. guy with a very very sharp kife making beautifull looking food, excellent.
I think it has something to do with both the flavor and texture. Over the years I have tried to politely taste various sushi thrust in my generarl direction.

one thing I decided when I turned 40 was that I no longer had to go along with any one who tries to force me to eat the stuff. I"m also amazed at how personally some of my friends have been insulted by my not liking sushi, hey, is your last name sushi? get over it. It's not meant as a personal insult that I dont' like sushi, I just don't like sushi.
domo origato.
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 05:27 PM
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46. I respect your reasoning more than I do many others
Too many people just assume that Sushi is raw fish. It's not - there are plenty of sushi's out there that have cooked fish in it or no fish at all (plenty of vegetarian sushi's)
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HiFructosePronSyrup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 05:04 PM
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38. Not particularly.
I don't care for fish in general.

Although I get rather defensive and upset when some country bumpkin criticizes sushi without ever having tried it.
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MikeyJones Donating Member (212 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 05:05 PM
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39. California rolls are the shit
I don't care what anybody says I still love em'.
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sendero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 05:06 PM
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40. I generally love Asian food..
... (well, Asian food that isn't sweet, which disqualifies a lot of Thai food :) )


.. but I can take or leave sushi. It's ok, but given that it is generally expensive unless you eat like a bird, I don't eat if often.
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Zomby Woof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 05:06 PM
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41. Hell yes
We had an L.A. DU gathering centered on sushi. :9
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 05:49 PM
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51. Double hell yes!
I can taste the fatty tuna already! :9
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judaspriestess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 05:36 PM
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48. I just had garlic albacore tuna the other nite
oh my gosh, was it goooood. I love Sushi!!

Thank God for all you can eat Sushi
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