sushi - Yummmm.
I love sushi, although I didn't always.
As a teenager, my dad used to bring me into Japanese restaurants for lunch, when I went with him to the office, and I always went with the Teriyaki or anything fried.
In the mid 80's, my sister dragged me to a sushi restaurant in D.C., as she was the lawyer for the owner. I had never eaten it and I was forced, basically, to eat it. I loved everything except the raw octopus. I spit it out in my napkin and she was forever angry at me for that. I couldn't chew it, it was too slimy and chewy. I couldn't get it down. I've eaten it since and I have actually come to love it.
After that, I became a bit braver and was dragging everyone to sushi restaurants in NYC. I especially love the yellowtail, the tuna, and the eel. I also love those sushi rolls, doesn't matter what is in them.
There is a great Japanese restaurant nearby my house in NJ that I have been to 1 time and want to go back to - Fujiyama on Route 57.
It has the most luxurious tasting sushi I've ever had and I've eaten at some famous NYC sushi joints, but not Nobu (oh how I wish).
I love the atmosphere of the restaurants too - so quiet, so mellow, and the sake and the wasabi and the pickled ginger. I have become quite a foodie since those early days. No one from then would ever believe it!