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offline Wolfslice from Bay Area, CA (United States) on 2023-05-30 01:43 [#02627985]
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I have never tried sushi. ever, in my life I know, toddler
status. It's embarrassing.

It's now the raw element. It's the *fishy* element that
seems gross.

I'm willing to try it now, I like fish more than I used to.
I told a friend I wouldn't try it from a grocery store etc.
Gotta be a nice restaurant (fuck me, I will NEVER be able to
spell this restaurant without google).

Now I'm going to a nice spot in San Francisco. I'll order
some tempura shrimp as a backup which I know I'll like.

Recommend me a tasy bit of sushi that's not too fishy?

I wanna try the "fatty tuna" cause I do like tuna.



 

offline Wolfslice from Bay Area, CA (United States) on 2023-05-30 01:43 [#02627986]
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line 2: now=not.


 

offline Wolfslice from Bay Area, CA (United States) on 2023-05-30 01:47 [#02627987]
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for the record:

If I saw someone make a post about phonography statistics/
wife sex AND sushi on the same day

MY answer this this question would be:
"try your wife's pussy"

I already thought of it, bitch. Good try.


 

offline recycle from Where is Phobiazero (Lincoln) (United States) on 2023-05-30 02:45 [#02627990]
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Great Monday night thread!!


 

offline Mr_mathers from The Cave (France) on 2023-05-30 21:59 [#02628000]
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How can you be 40 and never ever try sushi once in your life
up to that point? It's like never eating pizza


 

offline Roger Wilco from Mo's Beans on 2023-05-31 06:24 [#02628004]
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In America don't they do odd things like put cream cheese in
there? I guess you can put anything...

My partner, an excellent cook, taught me how to make sushi.
Not Jap-Grade award-winning Sushi sure, but perfectly fine.
It's a bit fiddly but not that difficult, and
satisfying to do.


 

offline ijonspeches from 109P/Swift-Tuttle on 2023-05-31 12:24 [#02628007]
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Go for anything roll without surimi or "hot" sake tuna
(which is minced mash and has no texture)

My top recommendation is a roll with crispy sake skin, sake
(salmon)
and unagi (eel)
Get some maki along:
Shitake (super intense flavor)
Avocado or sake/avocado mix
Most expensive fish in maki is usually not
a great value for your taste buds as the rice often
is more premanent.
So get one or two fish or anything nigiri you are curious
about tasting it raw.
My personal fave is unagi (great sauce and usually smoked)
Or sake.



 

offline ijonspeches from 109P/Swift-Tuttle on 2023-05-31 12:26 [#02628008]
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Fave drink along is a ginger tea
Obviously



 

offline ijonspeches from 109P/Swift-Tuttle on 2023-05-31 12:29 [#02628009]
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Oh and take it easy with the wasabi
Personally i only see it enhancing sake nigiri or similar
raw fish
And ruining pretty much everthing else



 

offline steve mcqueen from caerdydd (United Kingdom) on 2023-05-31 20:52 [#02628027]
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sushi is suited to jap-style DNA patterns, what u need is
pie and mash


 

offline steve mcqueen from caerdydd (United Kingdom) on 2023-05-31 20:54 [#02628028]
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pie and mash 'restaurant', £3 pints of bitter.... get it
down you


 

offline steve mcqueen from caerdydd (United Kingdom) on 2023-05-31 20:56 [#02628031]
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californica


 

offline umbroman3 from United Kingdom on 2023-05-31 21:01 [#02628033]
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I should be eating carveries not sushi


 

offline Wolfslice from Bay Area, CA (United States) on 2023-06-01 23:48 [#02628073]
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I think I missed it because my mom doesn't like it so I
wasn't exposed to it. And I didn't really like fish as a
kid.

I have a date with my buddy to go to a nice sushi restaurant
in SF. He's ok with it if I gag and eat something else, but
I will give it a real try and post back.

Roger: we probably Americanize the crap out of sushi, tho I
think this restaurant will be more authentic. I'll make sure
to be dubious if I see cream cheese anywhere on the menu.


 

offline Wolfslice from Bay Area, CA (United States) on 2023-06-01 23:55 [#02628074]
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thanks ijon! that's actually helpful. I'm most scared of the
eel, that sounds really gross but I will still try it.

I love wasabi/horseradish and expect that to carry the day
in general.


 

offline ijonspeches from 109P/Swift-Tuttle on 2023-06-02 07:33 [#02628084]
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youre welcome, firsts are fun if youre led into it .-)
my guess is your buddy isnt new to it either, so,
hope you have a nice day out :)



 

offline big from lsg on 2023-06-02 10:33 [#02628085]
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any opinion on fake fish?

i'm vegan, so would eat it. but i kind of hate fish, so fake
fish as well. so i guess a better question is: is sushi
without fish still interesting enough?


 

online belb from mmmmmmhhhhzzzz!!! on 2023-06-02 20:16 [#02628110]
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i've had fake squid, came with a thin, vinegary dip. was ok,
a bit slimy. no real wish to indulge again


 

offline big from lsg on 2023-06-02 20:18 [#02628111]
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ew

i guess something like tuna or some white fish will be
easier to fake. i've seen the fish advertised at some sushi
place and will try it (next month, i'm organizing a movie
night with ghost in the shell and sushi)


 

offline ijonspeches from 109P/Swift-Tuttle on 2023-06-08 08:47 [#02628295]
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you can have great vegan sushi plates even.
especially avocado, shiitake make great maki or nigiri,
algae can be tasty Gunkan-Maki,
have an algae salad too, yum!
temaki handrolls are basically vegan
if you leave the surimi out,
Inari-Sushi are sweet pockets made out of fried tofu skin
and absolutley delicious, we never leave them out.

there is "no-fish" sauce that resembles fish sauce pretty
well and sushi rice generally lives or dies with the basic
sauces, most of which are vegan as is wasabi.
possibilities with vegan ingredients to make rolls
are huge.

now, that being said...
i find it hard to pass on sake (salmon) or unagi (eel).
so, where it is served, i order them, with delight.
however it is only going to be a matter of time until the
subs will be just as great and i will order them if the
manufactoring is better for the environment by a large
amount.


 

offline mermaidman on 2023-06-08 09:59 [#02628296]
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shiitake!


 

offline mermaidman on 2023-06-08 10:04 [#02628297]
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epic is coming to get you! every man for himself! shiitake!
*runs away flapping arms in air for maximum speed*


 

offline big from lsg on 2023-06-08 13:35 [#02628301]
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awesome info, thanks

TIL (today i learnt) "sake can be both alcohol (酒) or
salmon (鮭)"


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2023-06-08 14:51 [#02628305]
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...but can alcohol be smoked?


 

offline mermaidman on 2023-06-08 15:23 [#02628310]
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HE'S HERE LOOOOL! HE'S HERE LOOOOOOL!


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2023-06-10 06:11 [#02628397]
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*puts a coin in mermaidman's hat*


 

offline Wolfslice from Bay Area, CA (United States) on 2023-07-11 23:13 [#02629203]
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after a few delays on my end, the first time sushi is
happening tomorrow

menu


 

offline Wolfslice from Bay Area, CA (United States) on 2023-07-11 23:23 [#02629207]
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was originally gonna be a nicer one in SF (a short ferry
ride from my buddy's house) but I opted for this closer one
in the east bay that he vouches for. It's probably better
for a beginner and less $$$ for something I might end up
hating. We'll see how it goes.


 

offline Wolfslice from Bay Area, CA (United States) on 2023-07-11 23:26 [#02629209]
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I'm going to try the eel because ijonspeches said its good.
definitely the spicy tuna roll as well.


 

offline Indeksical from Phobiazero Damage Control (United Kingdom) on 2023-07-23 13:11 [#02629310]
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How was it?


 

offline Wolfslice from Bay Area, CA (United States) on 2023-07-24 01:02 [#02629317]
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Since xlt was down I wrote my review on discord (w a couple
of pics),

But yeah it good! Not fishy like I was expecting.. just very
slightly oceany (fresh tasting) with the consistency of rare
beef. Tried salmon, tuna and eel (eel was the best of the
three).

It needed a bit more fat for my American tastes, next time
will try it with a little Wasabi mayo or something, I think
that would add enough.


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2023-07-24 02:43 [#02629319]
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EpicMegatrax tried to order chicken katsu and they threw him
off the sushi barge in disgust


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2023-07-24 02:46 [#02629320]
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dad and sister used to make sushi once a week. bad enough
they'd leave a chunk of salmon under a dripping sink for two
hours, but, man. i cannot stand the smell of rice vinegar
for whatever reason

i'd tried sushi and didn't care for it, but thought nothing
of them going to sushi classes, buying equipment, etc. but
something something "oh it'd be cool to have a hardcore
asian roommate, a change of pace" and then you actually get
a hardcore asian roommate and change your mind.


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2023-07-24 03:36 [#02629321]
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i wonder if my well-received watmm posts about tony
motherfuckin' wu are still on watmm somewhere.

probably not. joyrex would insist on cleaning stuff up
"because it's old and clutters things up" but both joyrex
and i know the real reason was "because it's not free"

while a layer above the core answer of "because i'm a cheap
bastard," the real reason of "because it's not free" is
still not great PR and we'd best dress it up further.

hence a picture is painted of joyrex savagely
deleting Truly Classic Shit
being a diligent and
dedicated admin. cleaning up after us all -- shouldn't we be
so super grateful?

joyrex wishes to add the following ~

° "keeping old posts actually far worse than 'not free' --
it impacts profit margins"

° "why the [hank hill expletive] should i pay to keep
content my community has generated when i've already banned
anyone vocal about keeping content the community has
generated?"

° "why i am i being simulated in an EpicMegatrax post? this
is worse than a root canal. his simulation of me is
literally over a decade out of date since i don't answer
emails from The Banned"

sorry joyrex. it's over now [throws him back into the lake]





...anyways, I was fishing around for some context for my
comments about hardcore asian roommates, and I literally did
my thing and liveblogged the whole arc on watmm. And if
those are still there, they will be a supremely entertaining
read. I was 21, drinking heavily, and the only reason I
didn't come out looking like a complete douche myself was
that Tony Motherfucking Wu was infinitely worse.

my point is that sushi is a bad roommate.

I would advise against having


 

offline steve mcqueen from caerdydd (United Kingdom) on 2023-07-24 21:54 [#02629332]
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i was in Sainsburys the other day and couldn't help smiling
when there was a Jewish mother and her very dippy/liberal
teenager daughter wandering around, and i heard the mother
going "do you want any stuff for your sushi", pointing at
the shelf.
What you want is some proper Japanese ideals, not a very
shit impression of the food.


 

offline Wolfslice from Bay Area, CA (United States) on 2023-07-24 23:47 [#02629343]
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to be fair I DID try it all without any accoutrements. Mb a
little soy sauce and some of that wasabi paste on some of
the bites.

It was good and clean.
https://imgur.com/a/fonmOgy
I got the tempura vegetables and chicken katsu as a safety
net. They were still both better than the sushi, but the
sushi was good too.

I will try it again, but next time put some mayo on the
shit, it can only make it better.


 

offline Wolfslice from Bay Area, CA (United States) on 2023-07-24 23:48 [#02629344]
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forgot to lazy link


 

offline Wolfslice from Bay Area, CA (United States) on 2023-07-24 23:49 [#02629345]
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dat eel was actually really good.


 

offline Wolfslice from Bay Area, CA (United States) on 2023-07-24 23:52 [#02629346]
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i hated that miso soup btw never getting it again


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2024-01-11 09:54 [#02631915]
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i picked a hell of a day to quit smoking alcohol.


 

offline ijonspeches from 109P/Swift-Tuttle on 2024-01-12 07:03 [#02631928]
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thought about sushi yestrday lol
if finances go well im gonna treat me and the missus asap.
id really love to have a roll with sake and crispy sake
skin.
cant beat the taste and texture of salmon.
hopefully someday we can have a next gen replicator,
for conscience relieve and unlimited supplies.
on sunday we might get persian from a co worker.
never tried.


 

offline ijonspeches from 109P/Swift-Tuttle on 2024-01-12 07:11 [#02631929]
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i noticed the asian american guests in your picture.
always a good sign if you enter a foreign kitchen.
id love to be in socal or sf for the food,
some beach time and culture mingling.
see the warriors lose another one,
but still cheering them up.


 

offline Wolfslice from Bay Area, CA (United States) on 2024-01-12 12:36 [#02631935]
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I posted about it b4 (couple of times), but I grew up around
a lot of persians. Close friends of the family and tenants
at our house.

All these cats could cook and their food was awesome. I
loved those guys. Saffronny yellow basmati rice that was
crisp at the bottom, lavash bread and bbq with interesting
flavors.

I hope you enjoy your meal and forget about work for a bit
and whatever else ails you!

I'm going out with my wife, mom, and grandma (shes 97!)--
all my special ladies, for my 40th birthday next week.

sundance steak house in Palo Alto for some prime rib. Might be my
favorite meal. Little man in the picture you referenced
wants to take me out later in the week too but not sure
where tho!


 


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