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post #76 of 197
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Originally Posted by samblackbones View Post

A pro tip someone gave to me about sushi joints: Always try the egg, b/c a really quality place will put the time and effort into it to please non-gringo customers, and a shitty place will just have it to have it. If the egg is good, chances are the staff knows whats up.

Yes, a lot of people say look for the egg, but I wonder if that is a good barometer because the egg is usually served towards the end smile.gif. Also, some say try the anago, because it takes more preparation and is more difficult to shape into beautiful sushi. I used to order anago first so that I can see the skill of the chef, but since anago is one of the most heavy sushi, it's not really a good plan. Now, I just try the gari (the ginger sides), because better places take the time and effort to make good gari from scratch. Regardless of price, the majority of places buy the gari in bulk, and I think this shows their laziness.
post #77 of 197
i just try the sushi to gauge a sushi joint
post #78 of 197
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Originally Posted by indesertum View Post

i just try the sushi to gauge a sushi joint

Crazy.
post #79 of 197
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Originally Posted by contactme_11 View Post

What's your favorite rolls?

CA and spicy tuna.
post #80 of 197
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Originally Posted by iammatt View Post

Crazy.

That works too.
Or ask someone who really knows their sh*t.
This guy is a pretty cool LA area food blogger: www.kevineats.com. Not "yelp" pretentious.
Lots of good photos, and he's real cool about answering food questions via his twitter. Check it out.
post #81 of 197
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Originally Posted by indesertum View Post

i just try the sushi to gauge a sushi joint

haha...good one smile.gif

I think the point with the egg, etc. is that if you can tell the general quality of the place, you don't have to get ripped off by ordering a whole course or sit through something you don't want to eat for a long time.
post #82 of 197

My favorites are:

 

Anakyu (eel), Negitoro (fatty tuna), and Negihama (yellowtail)

post #83 of 197
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Originally Posted by rollafan View Post

My favorites are:

Anakyu (eel), Negitoro (fatty tuna), and Negihama (yellowtail)

All toro is delicious
post #84 of 197
negi means green onion or leek

negi-hama is a contraction of negi and hamachi. same with negi-toro


also hamachi isn't yellowtail. it's japanese amberjack. hiramasa is yellowtail amberjack. common misconception


also i would imagine the vast majority of toro is served for the name cache. i've had a lot of shitty toro



that being said kinmedai (alfonsino), unagi, and buri (winter japanese amberjack) are probably my favorites. if i have to go to a shitty japanese restaurant i like aji (horse mackarel)
post #85 of 197
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Originally Posted by indesertum View Post

that being said kinmedai (alfonsino), unagi, and buri (winter japanese amberjack) are probably my favorites.

I've only had kinmedai sashimi once. It was a fucking revelation. My favorite easy (easier) to find fish at sushi joints is probably shima aji.

It saddens me to no end that this thread is such an abomination.
post #86 of 197
it's pretty rare to find (and expensive) but it's always a treat no matter how it's served
post #87 of 197
I had a really great sashimi last week. It was a special imported from Japan which I had never seen, and I didn't bother to remember the name. The texture was super dense, and the flavor like a slightly fattier jack. Very memorable, other than the name.
post #88 of 197
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Originally Posted by iammatt View Post

I had a really great sashimi last week. It was a special imported from Japan which I had never seen, and I didn't bother to remember the name. The texture was super dense, and the flavor like a slightly fattier jack. Very memorable, other than the name.

Nice avatar. But may be an animated gif would be even better. Especially if it had some pelvic thrusting.
post #89 of 197
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Originally Posted by samblackbones View Post

That works too.
Or ask someone who really knows their sh*t.
This guy is a pretty cool LA area food blogger: www.kevineats.com. Not "yelp" pretentious.
Lots of good photos, and he's real cool about answering food questions via his twitter. Check it out.
You have got to be kidding me. Kevin eats is the biggest tool on the interwebs, and knows literally next to nothing about food. He is everything that is wrong with food blogging.
post #90 of 197
^dude's clueless, but his dinners are well documented

also i meant to say uni. i keep doing that
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