1. O. K. . . . Here I am with my one and only patient who is safely sleeping with his heart a-beatin'!

    And there's absolutely only one thing on my mind (well, maybe two including typing this thread)!


    Granted, it's an aquired taste. But I LOOOOOOVE SUSHI!

    I love the succulant fish (and/or vegetable - sp?) surrounded by rice and the green "sea weed" (don't remember the actual name of the stuff). I love dipping this piece of carefully crafted and rounded food into the soy sauce, topped with a few tender slices of pickled ginger and a carefully placed dab of that other green stuff. . . the hot green stuff (again, don't remember the actual name of this hot yet delicious item!).

    The combination of flavors makes me tingle all over! It's freakin' orgasmic!

    YUMMM! California Roll! YUUUUUMMMM! Alaskan Roll!

    MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM . . . Smoked Salmon Roll!

    Drool, drool, drool. . . !

    Just wondering. . .

    Anyone else feel the same way about sushi as I do??? If so, how about a sushi bar date sometime!

    Happy sushi eating, folks!

  2. Poll: Do you like Sushi?!?!?

    • Yes! It's food of the gods!

      47.62% 20
    • No! Makes me gag, barf and gag some more!

      26.19% 11
    • I like anything orgasmic!

      4.76% 2
    • What's sushi?!?!?

      4.76% 2
    • I'm too chicken to try sushi!

      16.67% 7
    42 Votes
  3. 41 Comments

  4. by   FROGGYLEGS
    Hey, I do know what the hot green sauce is called though......WASABI.

    You left out the option "I'm too chicken to try sushi". There is an all you can eat type oriental restaurant here that has a full sushi bar. I started to try it. Then I thought about cold, raw fish. (That is what it is, isn't it?) Chickened out.

    I am a slowly reforming, extremely picky eater since childhood. I'm not real fond of meat or fish.
    my first hamburger from McDonalds-10th grade.
    first steak- about the time I graduated high school
    spinach- last year
    found out I like shrimp-just this year
    Sushi- We'll try to get up the nerve for that by around 2010.
  5. by   Tweety
    I only like vegetarian sushi. Nothing with raw fish in it. Looks like bait.
  6. by   Ted
    Froggylegs - I just added the option "I'm too chicken to try sushi" to the poll! Thanks! :chuckle

    Like I said, it's an aquired taste! Took me years to go from vegetable sushi to raw-fish type sushi! Now that I'm "there", I find myself more addicted to sushi (including the raw fish kind) than almost any other cuisine!!

    clm18 - Sushi is Japanese. Its more how the food is created or prepared: rolled up in rice and seaweed; dipped in soy sauce; the use of sliced pickled ginger and wasabi. It may or may not incorporate raw fish (there's a special name for that too, which I don't remember!) as well as cooked fish and vegetables (usually the vegetables are thinly sliced cucumbers or avocado or carrots).

    Try it! It may take a while (or maybe not!). . . you'll like it (eventually)!!!

  7. by   FROGGYLEGS
    Well thanks for the lesson on sushi. I have always thought that sushi was raw fish-PERIOD. I didn't know that there were other types.:imbar

    I voted for "what is sushi" to start with and I guess that was right where I belonged in the first place.
  8. by   FROGGYLEGS
    Now if someone could explain to me what this "tiramisu" is that I've been hearing about on this board then I will be set.
  9. by   nursenoelle
    I loove Americanized Sushi- like California rolls and salmon roll with washabi in the roll. Alas, it is not available in this small town, but I get some when I go on vacation or to Little Rock. mmmmm. It is totally an aquired taste. I have turned alot of freinds on to it. Now I am hungry for a california roll- thanks Ted.

    BTW- the seaweed is called Nori, I eat it dry as a snack. DH thinks it is disgusting and calls it fish food.
  10. by   phn92
    My mother is Japanese, so I grew up on rice and nori (seaweed)! I was taught to eat this way: take a piece of seaweed, dip it in soysauce and wrapped it around a bite of rice. Of course, you have to use chopsticks to do this properly! The nori is like a sheet of paper which you can cut into rectangled pieces or it is already cut for you when you buy it.

    My mother always told me that raw fish should be eaten the same day it is caught, so I never would try it in the midwest. I spent a year in Japan and ate it there. Really like the California rolls!!! Making me hungry and I live about 60 miles from the nearest Japanese resturant! Darn!

    Tiramusu is a Italian dessert, I think!
  11. by   dianah
    I'm with Tweety, only vege sushi . DH loves salmon skin roll. 12yo likes the Tamago (egg - like sl. sweet scrambled egg wedge on top of rice, tied w/seaweed).

    Ted, don't you pour the soy sauce into the little bowl and add your wasabi in it (to taste), mix it around with the chopstick? Then you have ZING every time you dip the sushi!!!!

    We all love the miso soup, too.

    AND green tea and Plum Wine ice cream, not to mention Moshi (ice cream w/a soft rice flour shell around it -- in small pieces).

    MMMMMMmmmmmm!! Love the Nori! Used to make a fried rice and we'd do same as phn92, wrap bits of it in nori.
  12. by   NurseRachy
    I LOVE SUSHI - I only eat the vegetarian ones and they are one of my favourite foods!
  13. by   debralynn
    If its not dipped in batter, fried, and hardening my arteries, what good is it?
  14. by   dianah
    OOPs, the term for the ice cream is MOCHI, not moshi.
  15. by   Tweety
    I'm luck we have an awesome Japanese Restaurant down the road that makes great sushi, tofu and miso soup. All traditional. Plus we have a Chinese/Japanese buffet restaurant that is so cool.

    Sushi Bars were all the rage down here, and especially South Beach in the late 90s and still is.