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Old 03-26-2008, 10:32 AM   #1
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Sushi help

I'm not an aficionado about sushi.
I've had it probably as many times in my life as I have fingers.
this weekend, I'll be having sushi, alone.
so far, I am comfortable with only normal types.
salmon, tuna, lobster, shrimp and crab.
I don't want to go outside the box with things I am not familiar with like sea urchin or eel or octopus.
please suggest what to order this weekend so I can venture out of the maki rolls or whatever they're called and get something interesting.
thank you.


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Old 03-26-2008, 10:41 AM   #2
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I would strongly suggest the eel - it's got an amazing flavor and has the texture of a cooked firm fish. REALLY good!!!!

If they have red snapper that's really good.

Does the restaurant you are going to have a web page?
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Old 03-26-2008, 11:34 AM   #3
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KE, check your pm
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Old 03-26-2008, 11:36 AM   #4
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The eel usually is cooked, and it has a teriyaki-like sauce on it. It's one of my favorites.

Here's a site with lots of info about sushi, including a page on sushi for beginners:
The Sushi FAQ - The Definitive Guide to Sushi and Sashimi

Tempura is another good option - they put tempura-fried shrimp or fish inside a maki roll. You could try a spicy tuna hand-roll - it's similar to maki but looks like a bouquet
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LEFSE - if they have flying fish roe try that in the nigiri form. It's kind of sweet, crunchy, pops in your mouth. You just have to be prepared for all those little crunchy eggs in your mouth. Flying fish roe looks like the orange masago but it is this beautiful, brilliant red color.
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Eel is one of my favorites, it has a delicious flavor alone, and often is served with a sweet sauce to compliment.

I had whitefish for the first time yesterday, would reccomend.

Try sashimi, its just the fish. Make sure to cleanse your palate between diff. things with the pink pickled ginger.
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Make sure to cleanse your palate between diff. things with the pink pickled ginger.
That's one thing I don't understand. I prefer to eat a VERY small piece with the tuna or salmon, but, I cannot eat that stuff alone. It ruins my palate versus cleanses.
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Old 03-26-2008, 12:00 PM   #8
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lefse, try yellowtail, white tuna, scallop, and fatty tuna, for starters.

a liitle more adventurous? add mackerel, surf clam, octopus, and fying fish roe.
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Old 03-26-2008, 01:26 PM   #9
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LEFSE - if they have flying fish roe try that in the nigiri form. It's kind of sweet, crunchy, pops in your mouth. You just have to be prepared for all those little crunchy eggs in your mouth. Flying fish roe looks like the orange masago but it is this beautiful, brilliant red color.
oh good grief, I have a visual I'm not even going to describe.
I've decided to take my laptop into the place on Friday and Saturday night and show them this thread and say "hey, do what "they" said."
GotGar, thanks for the link, that's a great idea and I will read it when I finish posting here. last week, I got so full, I almost burst from eating it so they packaged it up for me, added more wasabi and soy and I had it for lunch the next day and loved it 'twice' then, good deal right?
BBQ, I find sashimi really plays havic with my gag reflexes. the texture of only raw fish, just gets me with throat closing syndrome
Buckster, I don't like scallops at all, any way they're fixed, way too talked up for me, don't see the wonderment in them at all. but the rest, you've already helped me with and again, laptop going with me into sushi bar...
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LEFSE - scallops at a sushi bar are totally different than cooked scallops - they are SO sweet it's unbelievable! This thread is killin' me - what I wouldn't give for a plateful of rolls/sashimi and a cold unfiltered saki right now!
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