Tempura Sushi

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  1. lawyerdad

    lawyerdad Senior member

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    Dont forget everyone's favorite: Nato! If you are a gaijin (any kind not just us crackers) and can eat that then you truely like Japanese food. Personally, I can eat it, I can eat a whole bowl of it if I need to but I dont really go to far out of my way to eat it. Might I order it as a side? Occasionally, yes. Takoyaki is also quite good when made right.

    NATO has its own cuisine? Christ, it's bad enough that they've got their own black heli units.
     
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    Alter Senior member

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    tako is disgusting in every shape and form. I detest cephalopods.

    Nattou is disgusting.


    You will change your mind about Tako.

    Regarding Nattou...you speak the truth...ain't no getting used to that mound of decaying beans.
     
  3. Tokyo Slim

    Tokyo Slim In Time Out

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    I'm not really trying to be a cultural elitist or anything, I just hate it when people say, that they love sushi, or more annoyingly, "Japanese food". My automatic assumption based on my own personal real life experience, (whether right or wrong) is that when most people say this, they mean Maki, or at most, Nigiri.

    It's like someone who's sole experience with Mexican food is Taco Bell claiming to love mexican food. How would you know? You've probably never really eaten any!

    Some of my favorite Japanese dishes that nobody ever mentions:

    Kare Raisu - Japanese style curry and rice
    Yakizakana -a flame grilled whole fish... mmm
    Shabu Shabu - very thinly sliced meat, usually beef, vegetables, and tofu is dipped into a hot soup to cook it, and then into ponzu vinegar
    Tonkatsu - ok, so I mention it all the time, and its pretty readily available here in the US... but many times it's not done properly, or the restaraunt uses chicken instead of pork... etc. When done right, It's excellent!
    Korokke - A "croquette" usually prepared the same way as katsu (coated with bread crumbs and deep fried) but contains a mixture of other things (my favorite being mashed potatoes)
     
  4. whodini

    whodini Conan OOOOOOO"BRIEN!

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    Shabu Shabu was becoming the new "sushi" the last time I was in LA. Pretty trendy.
     
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    thisisme Senior member

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    yea like omgz i love california rolls their the best sushiz ever
     
  6. Tokyo Slim

    Tokyo Slim In Time Out

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    Shabu Shabu was becoming the new "sushi" the last time I was in LA. Pretty trendy.

    ...great...

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  7. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    I'm not really trying to be a cultural elitist or anything, I just hate it when people say, that they love sushi, or more annoyingly, "Japanese food". My automatic assumption based on my own personal real life experience, (whether right or wrong) is that when most people say this, they mean Maki, or at most, Nigiri.

    It's like someone who's sole experience with Mexican food is Taco Bell claiming to love mexican food. How would you know? You've probably never really eaten any!

    Some of my favorite Japanese dishes that nobody ever mentions:

    Kare Raisu - Japanese style curry and rice
    Yakizakana -a flame grilled whole fish... mmm
    Shabu Shabu - very thinly sliced meat, usually beef, vegetables, and tofu is dipped into a hot soup to cook it, and then into ponzu vinegar
    Tonkatsu - ok, so I mention it all the time, and its pretty readily available here in the US... but many times it's not done properly, or the restaraunt uses chicken instead of pork... etc. When done right, It's excellent!
    Korokke - A "croquette" usually prepared the same way as katsu (coated with bread crumbs and deep fried) but contains a mixture of other things (my favorite being mashed potatoes)

    I like Tonkatsu a lot. It is probably my favorite japanese dish. Good shabu-shabu is also very good. I also like wappa-meshi. The rest of what I have eaten, as I say above, is just too darn sweet.
     
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    I don't like Thai. I prefer Vietnamese.

    Viet war vet?
     
  9. tiecollector

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    +1 on Korokke. They also serve it at Korean restaurants. Love that sauce that often comes with it. But is this really japanese? they seem to have stolen it from the Dutch. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Croquette [​IMG]
     
  10. Tokyo Slim

    Tokyo Slim In Time Out

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    +1 on Korokke. They also serve it at Korean restaurants. Love that sauce that often comes with it.

    But is this really japanese? they seem to have stolen it from the Dutch.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Croquette
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    And Katsu was stolen from the Portugese, Curry was stolen from India by way of China... whatever. They stole all these things over a century ago, so now they are Japanese food. I wonder who salted fish first and put it on a grill? The Japanese are notoriously incapable of coming up with their own ideas, they just take other people's ideas and make them BETTER.

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    +1 on Korokke. They also serve it at Korean restaurants. Love that sauce that often comes with it. But is this really japanese? they seem to have stolen it from the Dutch. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Croquette [​IMG]
    The Japanese have a tendency to appropriate foreign dishes, make a spin off of it and thus have their own version, which tends to be delicious. Hambaagu Steiki (Hamberg Steak) is a Japanese flavor meatloaf that's absolutely fantastic. I second TS's Curry & Rice. Japanese curry is umai!
     
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    And Katsu was stolen from the Portugese, Curry was stolen from India by way of China... whatever. They stole all these things over a century ago, so now they are Japanese food. I wonder who salted fish first and put it on a grill? The Japanese are notoriously incapable of coming up with their own ideas, they just take other people's ideas and make them BETTER.

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    I don't care where it came from, it's awesome. Would love to try the Dutch version too, which, according to wikipedia is incredibly popular as well.
     
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    And Katsu was stolen from the Portugese, Curry was stolen from India by way of China... whatever. They stole all these things over a century ago, so now they are Japanese food. I wonder who salted fish first and put it on a grill? The Japanese are notoriously incapable of coming up with their own ideas, they just take other people's ideas and make them BETTER.

    [​IMG]


    That's the whole genesis of their car and camera industry.
     
  14. Tokyo Slim

    Tokyo Slim In Time Out

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    I like Tonkatsu a lot. It is probably my favorite japanese dish. Good shabu-shabu is also very good. I also like wappa-meshi. The rest of what I have eaten, as I say above, is just too darn sweet.
    Well what have you eaten exactly? Almost none of what I mentioned is "sweet". In fact, most Japanese food isn't sweet. Quite a few condiments are sweet, but only because most Japanese food is salty, citrusy, or bitter. It goes well with it. The only things I can think of right off the top of my head as "sweet" are unagi no kabayaki, yakitori, and other sauced and then grilled items. And then it's only because of the sauce (similar in some ways to barbeque or teriyaki sauce here in the states).
     
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    That's the whole genesis of their car and camera industry.

    And art, and architecture to some extent, probably weapons as well (pre and post isolationist).
     

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