Sushi anyone??  

rm_txrose4uNTX 58F
5791 posts
5/11/2005 6:17 am

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Sushi anyone??

I don't know about you, but I prefer my seafood cooked. Something about raw seafood seems unsanitary and kinda canibalistic (although I guess you can only be truly canibalistic if you eat red meat raw???).... ANYHOWS....

After we had a small wedding with the Justice of the Peace at a Gazebo in North Charleston (marrying my second husband), the wedding party then took off to the Tokyo Steak House and Bar (where we had frequented often while we were dating). We had a grand ol' time, singing kareoke, dancing, etc. as we had done a hundred of times there. One of my new husband's cousins worked at the restaurant/bar and talked to the Chef who brought out the wedding party two huge platters (the size that normally waitors will carry out orders to the tables on) filled with all sorts of samplings of sushi.

My goodness! I had never seen so much of it in my entire life...and I doubt that I ever will again. Think of some sort of food that you may not hate really, but you simply don't care for and imagine receiving huge platters (not one, but two of them!) before your eyes.

I knew that the Chef was doing this out of the kindness of his heart because he had also liked us so I was polite, of course. Then I had to try one! I explained to the Chef that I had no idea what he had brought out to me.

He explained, with his heavy Chinese accent, the variety that we had -- some wrapped up with seaweed, etc. I proceeded to try some and they weren't half bad. A different flavor than I am used to by far, but not too bad. Perhaps, what we were drinking that night aided in masking the rawness taste; however, it was an interesting experience indeed. Even so, I have never had a hankering for something raw like that again.

I will usually try things out before I say that I dislike or hate something. I, honestly, from this point forward, could state that I have tried it and it isn't my choice of seafood when I go to have seafood; I still like my seafood cooked -- at the very least steamed to perfection!!

Do you like seafood? Ever tried sushi??? Ever had similar tasting experiences in your lifetime???? Would love to hear your stories!!!

rm_txrose4uNTX 58F
3289 posts
5/12/2005 10:59 am

4nik8 - Man, if the fisherman won't even do it, then that should tell a person a lot!!! While it may be fresh there is no telling how long it has been basking in the sun b/4 it gets to the icebox in the boat.

rm_4nik8_4u 62M
2501 posts
5/12/2005 8:49 am

Of course I like seafood! Living near the Gulf of Mexico and having a boat our freezer usually has grouper or spanish mackeral or something in it. Eat it raw? NOT! I'll refer to that old saying about eating only one thing raw! I'm not really a fad person and I think that's what the deal is with sushi, just a fad. Most fishermen I know don't eat raw fish. What's that tell you?

rm_txrose4uNTX 58F
3289 posts
5/12/2005 6:55 am

Missy: Honestly, I have yet to understand the hype as of yet. Maybe I will someday, maybe I won't. Who knows???? In the meantime, I am looking for some shrimp today. All this talk about seafood has me hungry!!

rm_txrose4uNTX 58F
3289 posts
5/12/2005 6:53 am

here2play - Hmmm... protein rush??? increased energy??? hmmm.. will have to explore that again then. Glad to give you an idea for your lunch... lol...

rm_txrose4uNTX 58F
3289 posts
5/12/2005 6:51 am

dallasphallus - I will certainly keep that in mind. It isn't something that I have grown accustomed to --- yet. Not too sure that I ever will...


rm_txrose4uNTX 58F
3289 posts
5/12/2005 6:50 am

Lust - sounds like an interesting place in St. Louis. When I was in St. Louis the last time, I was there in passing to go to Scotts AFB for a friend's wedding. They're no longer married but I had a great time up there.

rm_txrose4uNTX 58F
3289 posts
5/12/2005 5:03 am

cumtongue - I will have to remember that.... when we had the huge platters, it was in Charleston... definately close to the waters....

missy97330 48F

5/11/2005 11:40 pm

I tried sushi for the first time a few weeks back. I do *not* understand all the hype.

rm_Here2play812 48M
179 posts
5/11/2005 10:30 pm

As a kid I hated fish and Mom and Dad took us out for a fish Fry almost every Friday during the summer. Then one day while my friend and I were restoring an antique wooden boat AKA "a woody". he asked If I had ever had shushi. Of course I said no but he talked me into trying some. He ordered for us and when it arrives he says now just shove this whole chunk of raw fish on a huge ball of rice into your mouth. So I did. Man I thought I was going to puke right there, but I managed to get it down. Then I had a coulpe of the smaller pieces and they were ok, but the rush that comes afterwards from the pure protine is what hooked me. Unbeliveable the enegy it provides. Now I love it, thanks for the blog I am going to go have some for lunch tomorow.

DallasPhallus56 61M

5/11/2005 8:22 pm

I was 23 the first time I tasted sushi, and although I liked it I was a bit queasy afterward. Since then I've learned to really like it and I've had it in Japan, Singapore, Hawaii, and various places in the US, including most of the Japanese restaurants in Dallas. Yes, there are risks, but I've never gotten sick from it. As cumtongue, above, remarks, it must be fresh.

And remember, de gustibus non disputandum est.

lustmirror 64M
2897 posts
5/11/2005 2:54 pm

Quite a while back, younger days, on a lazy Saturday afternoon, after quite a few drinks...a group of us decided to go to Sansui, a very nice sushi reastaurant here in St. Louis.
There were plenty of opportunities for humor. We waited about 45 minutes, and began asking the servers, in full cosume, questions like...
"How long can it take to cook raw fish?
"If we're on the first floor, why are you wearing a parachute?"
The capper was that a buddy of mine, big guy, a weight lifter, was drinking the Saki because he thought it was tea, and would help sober him up. He disappeared for a while, and we found out later that he had gone the the restroom, leaned against the wall, and slumped down. An older man, Oriental, had seen him and said, rather brokenly, that he couldn't do that. My friend replied "You don't understand...I HAVE to do this..."
They called a cab for him, we still hadn't missed him, and food was served. Ya change just one little thing......and the whole world falls apart....

rm_txrose4uNTX 58F
3289 posts
5/11/2005 10:42 am

lol... Better you than me, bluegenes!! I'll stick with my steamed oysters and shrimp and cooked other seafoods!! ....


rm_txrose4uNTX 58F
3289 posts
5/11/2005 9:41 am

Oh, I love oysters raw (in the right months of course) but that is the only thing raw that I typically will eat raw.....

rm_bluegenes51 57M
245 posts
5/11/2005 9:35 am toro, yellowtail, raw clams, uni..topped off with a nice seaweed salad..MMMMm...MMMMM!

wyvernrose 39F  
3962 posts
5/11/2005 9:07 am

Boney loves seafood, particularly sushi, oysters, shellfish of any kind.....

I prefer land dwelling animals, surprisingly its Boney who gets sea sick, I start felling the walls move with the swell when I get back on land

like you I am willing to eat it when the menu is limited....Sydney Rock Oysters are very nice......pricy too


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