Poll: Raw suhi/sashimi

Raw sushi/sashimi


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jp

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Sushi and sashimi are wonderful, especially when the chef is outstanding and the seafood is high quality. Some of my nigiri favorites are unagi (barbecued eel) and saba (mackerel). I often make different kinds of maki rolls for the family.

Ceviche is also a treat, but only when the fish or shellfish is of good quality.

I ate everything in Japan EXCEPT the horse meat. I said "Nooooo Wilbur!" I don't think they got it because they didn't have the Mr. Ed Show.
My wife's family introduced me to Swedish Gustafskorv, which is a cured and smoked sausage made of horsemeat. It's also delicious!
 

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I grew up in the water. I always got my own seafood. I knew the places where the water was clean. Many of my friends were fisherman. If I was looking for something and did not have the means to get my own, there were a few I could trust to get me something that they too would eat.
Living in Arizona I just wouldn't even consider it. Even though I crave it all the time.
 

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The first time I had ceviche was in a bar on the beach in Mexico. I was like: "Where ya been hiding this stuff?" I immediately ordered another bowl of it.
 

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Do any of the New Jersey people know of Bobs Seafood? It was a seafood shop for quite some time.
 

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I eat the rolls but not the fish meat slabs laid out on the rice patty. That’s too gratuitous for me.
Duck chin is pretty good though.
 

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It's not only the raw fish, it's the parasites involved. Look up the Liver Fluke lifecycle. That is just one of the organisms involved. Humans are a necessity in their (flukes) lifecycle. If we were removed, stopped eating raw fish, the flukes would most surely go extinct.
 

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It's not only the raw fish, it's the parasites involved. Look up the Liver Fluke lifecycle. That is just one of the organisms involved. Humans are a necessity in their (flukes) lifecycle. If we were removed, stopped eating raw fish, the flukes would most surely go extinct.
Well, sushi-grade fish means that it's flash frozen at deeply low temperatures for an extended period of time which kills all the parasites.
 

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I say if you enjoy it than eat it. The fresher the better. But I will not.
 

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I eat the rolls but not the fish meat slabs laid out on the rice patty.
Living in Ookayama, I used to buy those slabs of tuna sashimi in the market, pick up a bucket of rice on the way home, mix a little wasabi in some soy sauce to dip the sashimi in, open up some nice cold sake, that's what I call DINNER.

Of course, during the occasional conference dinner, their sashimi was a little more advanced....

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So you don’t need to be near the sea
Ate lunch yesterday at a restaurant on a salt water lagoon (intercoastal waterway) on the east coast of Florida -- about 2 miles from the ocean as the flying fish flies. Wife had fried Swai from Vietnam -- I had shrimp from god-knows-where. Yep, location doesn't mean anything anymore.
 

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I like gringo sushi, the ones with tempura etc. Not a fan of raw fish.
 
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