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Old 02-03-2009, 09:55 PM   #31
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I just had sushi for the first time this weekend. Its the best thing ever. Now i'm like addicted. I tryed salmon, and california wrap, and also phildelaphia cream, in cuccumber.. ahhh delicious.. im from a small town, and they just open a sushi restaurant down here.. its all new to us.. but people down here are loving it. Its always pack at the restaurant. I can't wait to have more :)
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Old 02-04-2009, 01:13 AM   #32
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i love sushi! I like the simple type, no mayo or any kind of sauce. simple and tasty!
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Old 02-09-2009, 04:10 AM   #33
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Big time sushi fan. When we moved to Hawaii, I did not like fish at all. Then I was served ahi sashimi. I was in love (you have to know I love raw beef, and that I'd not had such great fresh fish before). I "graduated" to sushi. Then my parents visited us, and my father, who really hates rice, fell in love with what he calls shusi. I think that the ceremony of it all adds to the experience. Dubuque has a sushi bar, and we'd never just order sushi delivered to the table, we need to sit at the bar and talk to the chef. We had a neighborhood sushi bar in Hawaii, and we've been to sushi bars around the country. We had a lot of fun introducing friends to sushi in Florida. Our birthdays are coming up, and we know that one meal will be at the sushi bar!
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Old 02-09-2009, 06:40 AM   #34
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Loooove sushi..have it almost every day. I like pretty much all types, especially those with salmon roe, raw kingfish, salmon, scallop, scampi. Love sashimi too. Here in Sydney we have a roll called a Spider roll which has soft shell crab, avocado, mayo, flying fish roe....sooo good! I just love going to Japanese restaurants and watching the chefs skillfully preparing the sushi....great entertainment while eating. I guess we're lucky here that sushi is so widely available. There is a sushi place pretty much anywhere you go!
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Old 02-13-2009, 08:59 AM   #35
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I love going to Japanese restaurants, trying the same kinds of sushi at different places that I find, and also experimenting with other non-sushi japanese food. I used to not really enjoy raw fish so much, but it is sooooo good to me now! I eat pretty much anything; last night was octopus roll and whitefish nigiri.
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Old 02-14-2009, 12:57 AM   #36
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As much as I love Japanese restaurants I haven't been going very often because they are so expensive. I LOVE sushi, so instead of just going to restaurants I've been going to sushi bars!! All you can eat lunch for around 12 bucks, count me in!!! :) I don't like anything that's not cooked, it just doesn't settle well, but I love a roll called the "Lion King". It usually has crab, avocado, and cucumber inside then salmon on top. They drizzle a light spicy mayo based sauce over top then send it through the oven and bake it. It is SOOOOO GOOD!

... actually I just came back from sushi dinner a couple of hours ago lol
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Old 02-14-2009, 10:10 AM   #37
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My husband and I have a mind-set to "beginner's sushi". We're the same with other cuisines some might consider odd. You have to know which dishes will seem the least unusual to your friends who are experiencing it for the first time. When it is sushi, most people balk at it because they think it means raw fish. Some are bothered by the nori. So we order the sushi that has no raw fish and no nori. The next thing you know, the friends want to try the ahi and are even more adventurous. For first timers, help them along with some shrimp and crab sushi, and California rolls are often a huge hit with first-timers (still one of my favorites). For vegetarians, there are many vegetable rolls. The one I haven't seen here which was popular in Hawaii (I lived there in the era when the Japanese tourists had all the money and ruled the scene) was one that had a sort of omlet on top of a rectangle of rice, another good one for starters.
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Old 02-14-2009, 06:15 PM   #38
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I agree completely. My first convert was my husband, & after that we took another couple to dinner & ordered a large sushi combination platter (sashimi is NOT the way to start things off - lol!). After a few tastes of the cooked items, they immediately wanted to try some of the raw items, & were both dedicated sushi converts from then on.

I think the biggest thing is not to force anything on anyone. Let them go at their own pace & discover their likes & dislikes on their own.
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Agreed about pacing.
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Old 02-15-2009, 01:48 PM   #40
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Although it is where I started, I agree sashimi isn't the place to introduce most beginners. At the time I was in my 20s, living in Hawaii, hated all fish, but LOVED (still do) raw beef - carpaccio, tartar, you name it. The ahi sashimi seemed wonderful. after living in Hawaii for a year, I learned that fish simply wasn't the same stuff I grew up on. Gray-ish oily stuff in Friday tuna casseroles, frozen stuff that smelled worse and worse as it thawed, etc (needless to say, I didn't grow up near the ocean and Daddy wasn't a fisherman). The stuff smelled bad enough that getting it near your mouth was a challenge. I was a pretty easy kid when it comes to most foods, but fish and even shellfish just didn't do it for me until that shashimi revelation.
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