Let's talk about sushi...

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by contactme_11, Oct 26, 2011.

  1. Dragon

    Dragon Senior member

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    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 :). 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.
     
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  2. indesertum

    indesertum Senior member

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    i just try the sushi to gauge a sushi joint
     
  3. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    Crazy.
     
  4. dragon8

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    CA and spicy tuna.
     
  5. samblackbones

    samblackbones Senior member

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    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.
     
  6. Dragon

    Dragon Senior member

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    haha...good one :)

    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.
     
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    rollafan Senior member

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    My favorites are:

    Anakyu (eel), Negitoro (fatty tuna), and Negihama (yellowtail)
     
  8. dragon8

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    All toro is delicious
     
  9. indesertum

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    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)
     
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  10. erictheobscure

    erictheobscure Senior member

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    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.
     
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  11. indesertum

    indesertum Senior member

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    it's pretty rare to find (and expensive) but it's always a treat no matter how it's served
     
  12. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    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.
     
  13. erictheobscure

    erictheobscure Senior member

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    Nice avatar. But may be an animated gif would be even better. Especially if it had some pelvic thrusting.
     
  14. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    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.
     
  15. indesertum

    indesertum Senior member

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    ^dude's clueless, but his dinners are well documented

    also i meant to say uni. i keep doing that
     

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