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so, sushi!

tonight, i had sushi for the very first time with boone and his lady friend sam. for the most part, it was really excellent.

we went to the bistro chopstix on illinois and were pleasantly surprised to find we came during happy hour, which meant half-priced sushi for dinner--a totally plus. half-priced sushi meant that we could try out a lot of different things for my sake (boone and sam already knew what they liked.) we got spicy tuna, spicy california, maui, alaska, arizona and rainbow rolls.

the spicy tuna was really good, but that's boone's favorite, so i only got one piece. the spicy california was also good, but not as much so. the maui (which is the one i picked out (because it had fried shrimp instead of raw fish)) was the fucking bomb.

the alaska roll looked scary and it took me about ten minutes to actually take a bite. when i did, i totally gagged at least five times, but i made myself swallow it. truthfully, i'm surprised i didn't barf on the table. the arizona looked the same, but in different colors, so i didn't even bother. and the rainbow roll was wrapped in fish slices so i didn't figure i could stomach that either.

i'm pretty weird about food textures and, let me tell you, cold, raw fish is not a particularly appetizing texture to me. at least i tried, though. i'm giving myself props for that.

we're going back wednesday to try out some more stuff. and then i'm going to try to go back sometime next week also, because they're getting a new sushi chef and i figure i owe him a try too.

for the record, i though the miso soup left much to be desired. it wasn't terrible or anything, but it's not as good at the miso soup at sakura. also, i didn't know whether to get ginger or sweet wasabi dressing for my salad, so the waitress brought me both. it turns out they are quite good in combination.



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Sep. 13th, 2005 03:15 am (UTC)
yumm sushi =-p'''' <--- mouth watering

- chris
Sep. 13th, 2005 03:53 am (UTC)
Sushi's awesome. It's so much fun to eat.
Sep. 13th, 2005 05:42 am (UTC)
sushi's gd. very healthy.

i love the salmon ones. it's the only raw fish that i eat.
Sep. 13th, 2005 06:21 am (UTC)
i'm funny about food textures too

Chambers told me once that sushi is like cold fish jello, so that pretty much killed it for me
Sep. 13th, 2005 01:33 pm (UTC)
I became addicted to sushi in LA, they have the very very best. Try the shrimp or the unagi..tasty stuff
Sep. 14th, 2005 12:03 am (UTC)
I love sushi. Spicy tuna is totemo oishii.

If you can, go to the IUPUI's Japanese club's "Make your own sushi" night. My friend Mandee and I went to it and it was quite interesting. This place called "Ocean World" catered it, and had a bunch of awesome sushi. We ate a ton of shushi, then all that was left was sashimi. Bleh. It was like seaweed with orange fish eggs and octopus on rice. Well, Mandee and I got adventurous and tried the octopus. If you want to say something about funny textures, this was THE GROSEST texture I've everhad in my mouth. It was like fishy rubberbands that were chewy and you just had to swallow it because you'd get nowhere chewing it. I seriously about puked as it was going down. Just a hint. Don't ever eat octopus.
Sep. 14th, 2005 12:15 am (UTC)
yeah i've heard about the sushi thing before, but didn't want to go alone (since i don't know what's what and what's gross)

i did have octopus once, without knowing what it was first. god it was sick sick sick sick
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