Eeewwww, Sushi!

@dragon54u (31635)
United States
May 19, 2008 6:59pm CST
I write to make extra money and at the moment it's a long paper on Sushi. I haven't had such a good day to diet in ages--I'm just not very hungry after reading about all the different kinds of Sushi and researching recipes and how different methods of making it are done. In fact, I started after breakfast (luckily) and only had half a salad the rest of today--half, because I was researching as I ate and I just couldn't bear to put anything more in my stomach as I read about all that raw fish, especially the "dancing prawn" that are consumed live and "pleasantly tickle" the throat as they head toward the stomach... Any Sushi lovers here? I tried it once and about gagged, but I've learned that real Sushi is very different from American Sushi. If you do like it, any suggestions? I'm about due to try it again, it's been a couple years.
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@GreenMoo (11842)
20 May 08
I always thought that sushi was a pretty revolting thought, but what really, really put me off was finding out recently that health experts suggest that it's frozen and defrosted prior to consumption to kill off some little parasitic worm that lives in it. Yeach! Now why would you want to eat that?!!
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@dragon54u (31635)
• United States
20 May 08
EEwww!!!! I still have seven more pages to go and now I'll think about that with everything I write. How disgusting! LOL! They should have a "throwing up" icon here!
@Kierstal (143)
• United States
20 May 08
That's, really weird. That actually sounds like store-bought sushi, because everyplace I've ever eaten it, it was made fresh right there in the restaurant. Parasitic worm? Lord, what a scare-tactic! Where on earth would a parasitic worm even get into sushi? And don't even say "from the raw fish", because not all sushi is raw fish :( In fact a lot of it is nothing but vegetables and rice.... Can you link your sources? I imagine the worms were a case of a restaurant violating health ordinances to save money. Raw fish is *good* for you, but like any other meat served raw or rare (steak, lamb, etc.) the creature has to be healthy to start with, not wormy and disease ridden.
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@dodoguy (1297)
• Australia
20 May 08
Hi dragon54u, I always though Sushi was those rolls of rice wrapped in seaweed, or something similar. From you description of the prawns above there, it reads more like something Freddy Kruger or Hannibal Lecter would dream up. Japanese culture? Why doesn't this surprise me - from a land where they worship meat cleavers...
@dragon54u (31635)
• United States
20 May 08
LOL!! I've seen pictures today of sushi that is astoundingly beautiful, a work of art, if it wasn't meant to be eaten! Apparently the Sushi we have in America is quite different form the original Sushi that was very tasty. Still, I'm not looking forward to my next experience. And there WILL be one. I taste things I hate every two years. Some things, like broccoli, I find I can tolerate and even enjoy. I love having a lot of options!
@Bd200789 (2994)
• United States
20 May 08
Yuck! I have never tried sushi, and I have no intention of ever trying it. I prefer cooked foods.
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@dragon54u (31635)
• United States
20 May 08
I tried it and it was awful and fishy! But it was American sushi and I've learned today that the authentic sushi is very, very different both in taste and texture. I'll try it again sometime soon but it'll be at a Japanese sushi place with an experienced Chef, not something from the local Safeway Grocery!
@jer31558 (3683)
• United States
20 May 08
I am like you, I haven't tried sushi and i don't intend to.
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@Kierstal (143)
• United States
20 May 08
The thing that a lot of people who don't like sushi don't understand is, Sushi refers to the way the rice is cooked (with vinegar and sticky), NOT the rawness of some of the fish that is used. Not all sushi has raw fish - or ANY fish! - in it. Personally, I've loved every kind of sushi I've tried - yes, including the raw fish. But my girlfriend also loves sushi, even though she hates seafood (except the tuna, which I find a bit strange). She generally goes for the vegetable sushi, the kind that have only cucumber, ginger, radish, etc. The nori that sushi is wrapped in is a kind of dried algae or seaweed, and if even that is too 'gross' for you, there's always sashimi, which is simply handmade rice balls with some ingredient on top of it, such as cooked shrimp, crab, a vegetable, and yes, even raw salmon or tuna.
@dragon54u (31635)
• United States
20 May 08
I could go for that shrimp on a rice ball. Egads, I read today about Iki zukuri sushi, where you pick a fish from the tank and the chef carves it up while it's still alive. I about barfed and felt so badly for those poor fish, what a cruel thing to do!