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Old 07-26-2011, 09:15 AM   #11
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I am a noobee to sushi. In the past I didn't like it but then found out that what I had tried was bought at a grocery store so who knows how old it was. I found it dry and flavorless. My DS worked in a Japanese steakhouse as a chef. The owner did the sushi so I got some fresh stuff and liked it. He makes a caterpillar roll that is my favorite but I also like spicy tuna rolls. As long as they list the ingredients, I'll try just about anything. I'm wary of the fish egg ones since I don't like fish eggs (had them before) or any kind of fish that is really strong fishy flavored.

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Old 07-26-2011, 09:21 AM   #12
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Favourite sushi - Salmon Nigiri
Favourite sashimi - Tuna sashimi just dipped soy.

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Old 07-26-2011, 09:23 AM   #13
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I love sushi.
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Old 07-26-2011, 09:36 AM   #14
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Sushi Porn!

I go to that site to just look at the sushi sometimes....

I've bought the large Salmon Eggs from them. I thaw them again and put them into the tiny round tupperware containers and refreeze them.

When I'm jonesin for some Ikura, I take one out and thaw it in ice water. Then open it and eat it with a plastic covered baby spoon. Sometimes I have a tiny bit of cream cheese with each spoon-full.

It's to kill for....
this site is a lascivious feast for the eyes, is it not? leave it to timothy to scope out the porn for us sushi addicts....
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Old 07-26-2011, 09:53 AM   #15
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Unquestionably uni (sea urchin). Briney, buttery essence of the sea.

Too bad it is so expensive.
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Old 07-26-2011, 10:05 AM   #16
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Yeah, it's raw. He experimented on us when he made the dish, and it is so delicious. The very finely sliced avocado forms the side of the "cake" and the roe is a beautiful ying/yang type decoration on top.

When I first moved to Hawaii, 30 years ago, I didn't like fish/seafood in any way, shape or form. But I grew up eating raw beef. So my first ahi shashimi was a real relevation and turned my concepts of fruits of the sea around entirely. Then, when I first moved to the Midwest ten years ago, what I missed the most was quality seafood. Now I have a sushi chef of my very own (well, I share him with the entire town!) within walking distance. Yumm yummmy.
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Old 07-26-2011, 10:06 AM   #17
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While I like most sushi, I LOVE grilled eel (unagi) with that delectable sweet and savory sauce. I'm also a fan of any critter with tentacles... squid and octopus nigiri/sashimi are my favorites.
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Old 07-26-2011, 10:12 AM   #18
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Originally Posted by qmax View Post
Unquestionably uni (sea urchin). Briney, buttery essence of the sea.

Too bad it is so expensive.
Uni is something that it seems is either loved or hated. It's actually only the gonads of the sea urchin, but most believe it to be the meat of the whole urchin.

I've tried it several times and either I'm getting old Uni or I just don't care for it. It seems to have a bitter aftertaste on the back of the tongue that turns me off.

Question for you Uni people; when it's bitter like that, is it just gone bad or is that it's normal flavor?
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Old 07-26-2011, 10:30 AM   #19
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Favorite sashimi is a toss-up between Salmon and Albacore Tuna.

Favorite sushi's are creamy scallop hand roll,California roll,spicy tuna roll.

Favorite other dishes are Hamachi Kama (cooked tuna collar),Albacore tataki (shredded diakon with slices of marinated Albacore),Broiled greeen lip mussles with sweet/hot mayo,Raw oysters with ponzu ans sri hacha.

I made myself hungry writing that down!

On edit: Honorable mention to wakami sushi and some of the complicated rolls that are called something different everywher you go.My sushi place alsomakes one of raw beef marinated in a korean sauce.
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Old 07-26-2011, 12:12 PM   #20
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I love sushi.
I could live on uni, maguro, sake, and hamachi.

And a cold beer.

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