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Monday, August 08, 2005

Sushi!


My friend brought me some sushi from Chicago last night. I don't know why I get so excited about sushi. I've only had it a few times in my life. To be honest, I'm not even sure what it is. Supposedly there's tuna in there, but I'm not sure if it's raw or smoked or dead or alive or what.

And after I douse it with soy sauce and shmear it with that green pasty stuff, I can't taste it at all anyway. It might as well be mushy rice.

I think I just need to have something exotic every so often. It makes me feel less ordinary. I go out of my way to tell people when I've eaten sushi. The last time I had it was at that restaurant in Cleveland. I remember being facinated by the sushi chef. His hands never stopped moving. I'd love to be able to have that level of intensity about something.

27 comments:

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torontopearl said...

Sorry for my silliness, but I can't help but sing, "If you knew su-shi like i knew su-shi..."

I could never have imagined being a kid and eating sushi -- "ooh, gross, yuck!" would've no doubt been my reaction. My children's day school offers several special food day programs (extra $$$$ of course, on top of tuition and all other $$$ they ask for)throughout the year. Among the pizza, hot dog, falafel and ice cream days, there is SUSHI day, very popular with my 2 school-goers!

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Steg (dos iz nit der šteg) said...

Next time you're back in the NYC area, get Amshinover to take you out for some sushi. He's like a sushi connoisseur, knows all the best places.

Stacey said...

I am drooling over here, PT! Those look like Spicy Tuna Rolls.

I LOVE SUSHI! We have sushi for dinner one night each week. (I could eat it every day, though)!

Where in Cleveland did you eat it? Samurai? Shujiro? YUM.

My favorite is the Philadelphia Roll because it is lox and cream cheese (minus the bagel).

I love the green stuff. I stir a ton of wasabi into my little bowl of soy sauce. And then when I'm done with the sushi I drink the rest of the soy sauce/wasabi mixture. Double yum. Makes this salad I am sitting here eating seem sooooo boring.

PsychoToddler said...

Oh...so you're supposed to mix the green stuff with the soy sauce...maybe I should try that instead...

I had the sushi at that unmentionable restaurant that I'm not going to mention anymore because I've already given them too much free press.

But it was good sushi. Just came an hour after everyone else had finished eating.

Stacey said...

"Oh...so you're supposed to mix the green stuff with the soy sauce...."

Uh, yeah! (You mean you didn't know that)? Ha ha. You crack me up, PT.

Ahh, yes. I know the restaurant well. Sorry the place has been disappointing. Never has had great service. Was never my first choice to take my Orthodox relatives when they visited.

Ok, I am tossing this salad now. It's just not cutting it after all this sushi talk.

GregoryT said...

Timely, Psychotoddler - I just had sushi for lunch (the tuna and salmon variety) from Jewel (in Chicago). Bought it so I could have lunch in Indianapolis, where I work (no kosher sushi here). The tuna seems to be raw, but the soy sauce and the Japanese horseradish (that's what I think the green stuff is) do seem to take the taste out of the fish. Bon Appetite!

fudge said...

can i have some?

PsychoToddler said...

GregoryT: That's where my sushi came from.

Fudge: wait until I get home. I have to mix the green stuff with the soy sauce.

queeniesmom said...

tekka maki is the correwct name. the tuna is raw and the green stuff should definately be mixed with the soy. other idea - try eating the pickled ginger, the pinky stuff, with one of the pieces. just put it on one of the rolls.

fudge shows good taste (there are a number of good sushi place in nyc). unlike my family who moan and groan every time i eat it.

good idea for dinner for me tonite, as they eat ziti. give me sushi any day!

B'teavon!

Jack's Shack said...

I am a huge sushi lover. One of the advantages to being in LA is that we have an enormous Japanese population and an incredibly large selection of sushi restaurants.

Safranit said...

The number of Sushi places in Jerusalem is growing...I wanted that to celebrate hubby's exam survival, but he wasn't interested...luckily I have a birthday coming up!

R

Safranit said...

Did I just say luckily I have a birthday coming up???? Is there anything to look forward to at 37?

Mrs. Balabusta said...

So I see a little pink garnish on the side of the sushi and anticipating something I know, say, "is that lox?" Yeah, says the PT, that's lox, you can have it" So i take this little pink thing and put it in my mouth, but it's crunchy, and spicy, it was a ginger garnish.

Woo Hoo, and you want him to get into the wasabi?

Stacey said...

"try eating the pickled ginger, the pinky stuff, with one of the pieces."

No, no, no. The ginger is soooo gross. I always take this stuff and run with it to the nearest trash can. I can't even stand the smell of it and want it nowhere near my sushi. Yuck!

Safranit:
" Is there anything to look forward to at 37?"

Good question. I turn the same in a few weeks. Ugh.

torontopearl said...

Is there anything to look forward to at 37?"

Stacey & Safranit -- yes, you can look forward to 38...39...40...

rabbi neil fleischmann said...

I enjoy sushi A LOT. For years i was eating tons of it (after I overcame my initial revulsion, and wuited the voice that repeated in my head: it's raw fish, it's RAW FISH. One day I saw I sign in the kosher sushi section of the supermarket (IS THIS A GREAT COUNTRY OR WHAT?) (can you name the movie that quote comes from?) that said that eating raw fish can cause or worsen illnesses. Then a nutritionist told me about the ills of white rice and white bread... So, i eat less sushi than I used to...

Doctor Bean said...

PT, you are very much a Los Angelino stuck in a Milwaukeean's body, or at least in his house. Come where the the Modern Orthodox eat sushi as frequently as they'd like at lots of different places.

I just turned 37. I have a lot to look forward to, like working for 40 years to pay for my kids' education.

PsychoToddler said...

It seems to me that my odd years have not been as good as my even years. 38 was pretty good. 37, not so good. Uh oh, 39's on friday...

Ralphie said...

LA has its own kosher sushi restaurant - named, in a burst of originality, "Kosushi." Of course, since all kosher restaurants in Los Angeles must serve at least two types of cuisine, it is also an Italian restaurant.

You'll also find surprisingly inexpensive and good sushi at Pico Glatt near Pico and Beverly. They have a bona fide Japanese sushi chef rollin' em fresh daily.

I mean, you know, if you're ever in LA...

Anonymous said...

PT,

Learn to roll it yourself! It's really pretty easy. The fish has to be FRESH, from that day. I don't think I would eat raw tuna that drove from one city to another without being frozen.

I roll it and my kids love it!

Oh, and "Anonymous" at the top was comment spam. Your response seemed like you took the robot seriously.

Doctor Bean said...
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Doctor Bean said...

PT,

Learn to make jokes yourself! It's really pretty easy. The humor has to be FRESH, from that day. I don't think I would tell a joke that drove from one city to another without being frozen.

I make jokes and my kids love it!

Oh, and "Anonymous" above this comment is a robot, because a human would have realized that your response to the comment spam was dripping with irony.

PsychoToddler said...

Down boy.

PsychoToddler said...

Uh...so is there a problem with eating day-old sushi, cause...I ate the second tray last night...

Doctor Bean said...

sorry