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Sushi

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by Bouji, Sep 23, 2006.

  1. Bouji

    Bouji Senior member

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    I think it's a great, easy, and non-messy lunch. Which are your favorite types, and where do you get yours from?

    Mine are:

    Toro
    Soft Shell Crab
    Sea Bass
    Prawn (Ebi)
    Bream
    Prawn Tempura

    I get my Sushi from:

    Itsu (Draycott Avenue, Chelsea)
    Wasabi (Finsbury Pavement, Moorgate)
    Zuma (Raphael Street, Knightsbridge)
    Nobu Berkeley (Berkeley Street, Mayfair)
     
  2. Kent Wang

    Kent Wang Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Otoro (but only when it's really good)
    Escolar (yes, the ex lax fish)
    Scallop
    Uni
    Salmon roe
     
  3. Augusto86

    Augusto86 Senior member

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    Toro
    Hamachi
    Smoked Salmon
    and my all time favorite:
    basic Maguro tuna

    although once I had Kobe beef Sushi that was amazing!
     
  4. odoreater

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    My favorites are:

    Spicy tuna
    Salmon avacado
    spicy salmon
     
  5. Tokyo Slim

    Tokyo Slim Senior member

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    A lot of the people I know who claim they "like sushi" are talking about cucumber maki. It cracks me up to see how suburban white america has expanded its horizons to eating rice and cucumber rolled up inside some seaweed (drowned in soy sauce, no less). How exotic! [​IMG] I usually have some toro/maguro to start. Then saba/hamachi. Then Ebi/takko. If I eat Maki, its usually a spider roll. Things that I've had so far that I DIDN'T like: Ankimo (monkfish liver)... what can I say except that it tastes exactly like what a bottom feeding ugly fish liver sounds like. Uni. Sea Urchin caviar. I almost lost my lunch when I put this in my mouth. Its undescribable.
     
  6. Bouji

    Bouji Senior member

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    Toro
    Hamachi
    Smoked Salmon
    and my all time favorite:
    basic Maguro tuna

    although once I had Kobe beef Sushi that was amazing!


    What's Hamachi?
     
  7. Tokyo Slim

    Tokyo Slim Senior member

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    What's Hamachi?

    Yellowtail
     
  8. Bouji

    Bouji Senior member

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    Yellowtail

    Thanks..

    I really don't like veg sushi, like cucumber...


    One thing about sushi is that I really could not care less whether it's nigiri or any type of maki, I'm only bothered about what's in it...
    Save for California rolls, because I cannot fit them in my mouth.
     
  9. Alter

    Alter Senior member

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    When the ingredients are good and fresh and the sushi master is talented it really doesn't matter what is used. It is all heavenly.

    But my favorites are:
    Unagi
    Anago
    Tako
    Toro
    Hamachi
    Kanimiso
     
  10. whoopee

    whoopee Senior member

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    Fish I only like as sashimi. If I'm making a meal out of it, I usually order hamachi and toro as sashimi, and uni, amaebi, anago, and ikura as sushi.
     
  11. odoreater

    odoreater Senior member

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    Oh yeah, I forgot, I also like eel roll.
     
  12. Kent Wang

    Kent Wang Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Uni. Sea Urchin caviar. I almost lost my lunch when I put this in my mouth. Its undescribable.
    It's like a loogie. I love it.
     
  13. Aristocrat

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    Tempura, isn't that the fish that is extremly dangerous, if you get wrong part you will die?
     
  14. whoopee

    whoopee Senior member

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    I believe you are referring to fugu. Tempura is deep frying food (usually seafood and vegetables) in batter.
     
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    alflauren Senior member

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    Okay, not sushi, but I feel the need to declare my love for unadon. (grilled eel over rice). Problem is, in the US, they never give you enough of the eel.
     
  16. Aristocrat

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    I believe you are referring to fugu. Tempura is deep frying food (usually seafood and vegetables) in batter.

    Haha thank you, my english isn't that civilised yet [​IMG]
     
  17. bachbeet

    bachbeet Senior member

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    I have been eating sushi since 1981. And, I've loved nearly everything and it's really hard to pick favorites. It's easier for me to pick ones I stay away from:

    tako (octopus)
    horse sashimi

    As for uni, I love it. Especially fresh uni (where they open the urchin in front of you). I've had sushi around the world and the best one is about 45 miles away in San Marcos, Ca. Katsu.
     
  18. Edward Appleby

    Edward Appleby Senior member

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    My sushi tastes are embarassingly simplistic, really. Yellowtail and salmon are what I tend to get most often.
     
  19. Augusto86

    Augusto86 Senior member

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    My sushi tastes are embarassingly simplistic, really. Yellowtail and salmon are what I tend to get most often.

    Sushi is a simple food, at heart - there's no shame in liking simple flavors and textures..
     
  20. Kent Wang

    Kent Wang Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Not just simple, but pure.
     

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