April 24, 2007 9:23pm CST
Is it safe to eat sushi, the Japanese raw fish specialty?People in the at-risk groups should not eat raw or undercooked fish or shell fish. People with liver disorders or weakened immune systems are specially at risk for getting sick. Foods made with raw fish are more likely to contain parasites or Vibrio species than foods made from cooked fish. Always cook finfish until its muscle is opaque and flaky. Now that you know do you still want to eat raw fish? Why?
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25 Apr 07
I love sashimi. I have eaten sushi many times and I make it at home. You just have to be careful when you buy the fish. Never buy a piece of fish that smells like fish! It is not suppose to smell fishy at all. Since I like inland I always drop the fish into boiling water for about 30 seconds. This will kill any microbes and bacteria that is on the surface. There are many foods out there that if you listened to all of the nonsense that is out there out would be on a vitamin and mineral diet.
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25 Apr 07
The raw fish dish here is called "Hinava". Normally the fish is washed and cleaned and chopped to small pieces. Then add in some shallot, ginger, lime juice and bitter gourd. Nobody have ever complain of getting sick after eating it. I think when the raw fish is not prepared in a hygenic way, of course we all get sick.
25 Apr 07
Wow, I didn't know it could be that unsafe. But in any case, I feel that people who have not eaten raw fish before should be wary of it. If it's their first time, they should just help themselves to just a few pieces and allow their bodies to adapt to eating it first. Once their bodies are familiar with raw fish, then they can help themselves to it more often. Those with weak stomachs or immune systems may wish to refrain from eating it altogether.