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Old 03-17-2010, 04:21 PM   #1
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Default Any sushi fans?

I've been on a big kick lately, having eaten sushi in restaurants literally 5 times in less than 2 weeks. I most often hit up a chinese buffet of sorts that also has sushi and my first plate is nothing but sushi, so I easily get my $12 worth there.

Anyway, I finally gathered all the ingredients earlier in the week and made my first 2 rolls today. First was just tuna, in the 2nd I added avocado, and the 3rd was spicy tuna.

Making the wasabi made my eyes almost water a bit. I wish the sauce for the spicy tuna turned out a bit hotter, but otherwise, I was quite pleased with my initial attempt.
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Old 03-17-2010, 04:30 PM   #2
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I've LOVED sushi ever since I tried it in High School. A couple years ago, I finally convinced my fiance to try it, and she fell in love too. We go out for sushi at least once a week, and have even been known to have sushi for lunch and dinner in the same day. The sushi around here is top notch, so we never have an issue finding a place to eat. We don't often make it at home, because tuna is pretty expensive, and its hard to find a really good, fresh piece at the store around here.
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Old 03-17-2010, 04:31 PM   #3
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I can't get into Sushi. Which may be a good thing as it isn't as cheap as me.
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Old 03-17-2010, 04:39 PM   #4
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I've LOVED sushi ever since I tried it in High School. A couple years ago, I finally convinced my fiance to try it, and she fell in love too. We go out for sushi at least once a week, and have even been known to have sushi for lunch and dinner in the same day. The sushi around here is top notch, so we never have an issue finding a place to eat. We don't often make it at home, because tuna is pretty expensive, and its hard to find a really good, fresh piece at the store around here.
I did some research and there was really only one or two places recommended in all of Indianapolis for buying sushi grade fish. The tuna was $20/lb and the salmon was $11/lb.
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Old 03-17-2010, 04:47 PM   #5
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I LOVE sushi. You have to make sure the place you eat is serving good stuff though. I know people who spend a lot of money for really poor quality fish.
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Old 03-17-2010, 04:53 PM   #6
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Love it
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Old 03-17-2010, 05:18 PM   #7
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Default Re: Any sushi fans?

Sushi is my favorite food.

Although I stay away from rolls, I stick to ordering Chirashi bowls then asking the chef for whats good and have him serve it nigiri style.

My favorites as of today, they change like cigars..

aji - japan
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Old 03-17-2010, 05:20 PM   #8
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Not here!
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Old 03-17-2010, 05:27 PM   #9
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I had it today for lunch, I love that sh!t...
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Old 03-17-2010, 05:27 PM   #10
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Default Re: Any sushi fans?

" Any sushi fans?"

Yep, and like you, I also roll my own. Always get all kinds of crazy looks from the fish mongers when I'm buying all these tiny portions of their high grade fishes until they figure it out what I'm doing (usually takes about three different fishes for them to catch on).

Although, honestly I prefer sashimi, but there are a few ingredients and combinations you can't do that with and you have to have sushi.
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Old 03-17-2010, 05:44 PM   #11
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sushi and sashimi here.. there's a place by me that is great (Japanese embassy people go there) which has toro (fatty tuna), mirugai (giant clam), uni (sea urchin), and ama ebi (raw sweet shrimp).

They used to have an all you can eat twice a year with tickets in advance for 40 bucks. Basically they'd set up a buffet line and then all the sushi chefs would be working the bars and you could have 6 pieces of nigiri at a time..

Every time I went up it was a combo of the 4 above.. I think by the end of the 2 hours, my friend and I ate about $300 worth.. each
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Old 03-17-2010, 05:45 PM   #12
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only place for sushi is Jo's in Pleasant Hill, CA

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Salmon roe and Aji )(spanish Mackrel)


Hamachi Kama is the ****..


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Old 03-17-2010, 05:52 PM   #13
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Looks good Travis, but two of those most definately aren't sushi, one photo is too dark to see and the last, not really sure, looks like it might be though.
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Old 03-17-2010, 06:03 PM   #14
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Of course its sushi. All sushi means is appetizer.
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Old 03-17-2010, 06:15 PM   #15
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Of course its sushi. All sushi means is appetizer.
Sorry, but that is completely incorrect, and unfortunately a rather common misconception.

Sushi is a type of rice preparation involving vinegar, this rice is then topped with other ingredients. Absence of the sushi rice will classify these other ingredients as other dishes. For example, the same raw fish, slightly different cut direction, but not over a pressed ball of sushi rice is sashimi.

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Old 03-17-2010, 08:28 PM   #16
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Looks good Travis, but two of those most definately aren't sushi, one photo is too dark to see and the last, not really sure, looks like it might be though.
First pic yes, second pic half is (the nigiri is).. the hamachi kama while the absolute bomb isn't sushi, and the chirashi bowl is tossed sashimi with some seasoning and usually roe.
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Old 03-17-2010, 08:50 PM   #17
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First pic yes, second pic half is (the nigiri is).. the hamachi kama while the absolute bomb isn't sushi, and the chirashi bowl is tossed sashimi with some seasoning and usually roe.
Thanks, I couldn't see a darn thing in the second photo aside from a pile of something that might be pickled ginger.

(probably would have helped also had I not described the photos in reverse order)
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Old 03-17-2010, 09:40 PM   #18
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enjoyed this last trip to cali



Think I need to break the diet and get some tomorrow.


Dan, when we hitting sushi?
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Old 03-17-2010, 09:58 PM   #19
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Think I need to break the diet and get some tomorrow.


Dan, when we hitting sushi?
LOL.. I can eat sushi just about any time .. But I have been jonesin' for some nabuyaki udon.. I'd say we make it a sushi then herf, but Mr. Winston is very particular on his eats and I fear this is something that's beyond his pallate unless you replaced the nori with the ligero of a diplomatic cohiba
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Old 03-17-2010, 10:04 PM   #20
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I'm addicted to it and searching for a meeting to break the habit I could eat it everyday and not get tired of it. My wife is weird and some days she likes it and other days she can get the same thing and hate it. She's a weirdo but on those off days it just means more for me.
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