Best type of sushi

United States
February 26, 2007 7:26am CST
I have debated with my friends for a long time on the subject of cooked sushi vs. raw sushi. My opinion is that only when prepared raw is it actually sushi. I've eaten the little packages of "sushi" from the supermarket and they taste fine enough, but I don't think that one can actually say that he eats sushi unless it is raw. What is your opinion on sushi: raw vs. cooked? Also, if you have a favorite type of sushi or a place that you feel serves the best sushi please share with us.
6 responses
@Karmalina (647)
• Australia
26 Feb 07
I actually find cooked sushi unappealing. Of course it was my gateway to eating it raw. "I wonder what that orange slimy looking fish tastes like! Ohh man that's the raw one... wait a minute thats nice!" If I want teriyaki chicken I will order just that with some rice! And cooked tuna ones remind me too much of eating a tuna sandwich. My favorite to date are salmon and avocado hand rolls from this place called Hi Sushi (Most likely named for the reason the locals frequent it.) It's always fresh and nice.
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• United States
26 Feb 07
That's awesome. My faves are the squid and the salmon.
• United States
5 Mar 07
haha i get it... hi sushi sushi is so good like that too :)
@nicolec (2673)
• United States
26 Feb 07
Some sushi I like both ways. I love the smoked eel and that of course is cooked. But I too prefer my tuna uncooked. I really like Philedelphia rolls that include tuna and cream cheese. I also enjoy what I call 'vegetarian sushi' which contains just cucumbers. Which of course, is raw. The most interesting place I have ever had sushi was this little place in Paris. Don't ask the name, since I have forgotten. But they make the sushi fresh, put it on a special plate and then put it on a conveyor belt that goes in a cirlce. Your table is next to the conveyor belt and when something passes you that catches your eye, you take it. At the end, you are charged by the different plate. So the blue plates have one price and the white plate are a different price. And so on. It was really neat because you actually got to see it first. And in some cases I don't think I know what I was eating, but it looked appealing!
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• United States
18 Mar 07
There is a place in Pasadena, CA that does the same thing. I can't remember the name, but it on Colorado Blvd. I believe there is also a place in the Little Tokyo district of Los Angeles where customers "order" sushi the same way.
@fizzytom (754)
• Maribor, Slovenia
26 Feb 07
If the item is fish only and it is raw, then it is known as "sashimi". Sushi is the Japanese name given to little pieces of finger food and there is no strict rule as to whether the ingredients (except the rice, of course) should be raw or cooked. For example, some sushi items contain cooked egg. Sashimi is my favourite! A lovely sliver of fresh yellow fin tuna!
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• United States
26 Feb 07
Wow, that is really awesome. Thank you for that information.
• Singapore
4 Mar 07
Some sushi can be either raw or cooked and others can only be cooked. Generally I like raw sushi but there are also some cooked ones I enjoy. For e.g. the tamago (cooked sweet egg) and the inari (cooked sweet beancurd).
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• United States
5 Mar 07
I am a bit weird and almost every time I go out for sushi I can tell the sushi chefs think I am goofy, but I usually order a single piece of salmon egg sushi (Ikura) and a piece of flying fish egg sushi (Tobiko) and use my chopsticks to pile the eggs onto my other sushi. I think its wonderful to have a softshell crab roll and pile on fish eggs and wasabi and a little soy sauce. If you have never tried eating salmon eggs, you should try it at least once. It is an experience.
@02jonesr (26)
5 Mar 07
my favourite sushi is fresh sashimi. i love raw shellfish e.g scallop and other things like the fatty cut of tuna for an amazing tast and texture or raw organs eg monkfish liver