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Arrived in Durban this afternoon for our 7 days off, my wife loves Sushi, I find it tastes like raw fish on bland rice.

What is it about Sushi that people love?

A few years back I understood the craze when you had actual Japanese Chef's making it, but now every Food Store that you go into sells it.
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It's uber-cool to eat sushi. Even if you don't like it.
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It's over-rated for sure.
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Chilli wrote:Arrived in Durban this afternoon for our 7 days off, my wife loves Sushi, I find it tastes like raw fish on bland rice.

What is it about Sushi that people love?

A few years back I understood the craze when you had actual Japanese Chef's making it, but now every Food Store that you go into sells it.
It's the Biltong of the sea.
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Turbogoat wrote:
Chilli wrote:Arrived in Durban this afternoon for our 7 days off, my wife loves Sushi, I find it tastes like raw fish on bland rice.

What is it about Sushi that people love?

A few years back I understood the craze when you had actual Japanese Chef's making it, but now every Food Store that you go into sells it.
It's the Biltong of the sea.
Shut your mouth (when you eat biltong)!
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fatcat wrote:It's over-rated for sure.
Meh, it’s not over rated, but it is over priced.
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Flametop wrote:
fatcat wrote:It's over-rated for sure.
Meh, it’s not over rated, but it is over priced.
You pay for the labour, not the parts
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fatcat wrote:It's over-rated for sure.
Depends where you get it. Sushi is nice but alright 90% of the time. From a really good place it's superb.
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Flametop wrote:
fatcat wrote:It's over-rated for sure.
Meh, it’s not over rated, but it is over priced.
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Sandstorm wrote:
Flametop wrote:
fatcat wrote:It's over-rated for sure.
Meh, it’s not over rated, but it is over priced.
You pay for the labour, not the parts
I get the whole over priced coffee thing if it’s made by a barrister, but what’s the reasoning behind sushi?
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Some of it is very tasty. Others I can take or leave it. Salmon roses are my favourite, and I can't find anywhere where they serve them here in Dublin.

Poke is another fad thing I've noticed. My mate was raving about it and I went for a bowl, it's basically unwrapped sushi salad and rice. It's nice, but it's not fantastic.
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In fairness, hats off to the lads who charge €10 for chopping a bit of lettuce and tomato.
Whatever the earn they more than deserve.
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Flametop wrote:
Sandstorm wrote:
Flametop wrote:
fatcat wrote:It's over-rated for sure.
Meh, it’s not over rated, but it is over priced.
You pay for the labour, not the parts
I get the whole over priced coffee thing if it’s made by a barrister, but what’s the reasoning behind sushi?
It's harder to make (good) sushi than a sandwich, so your chef will be better paid.

Although it's just the cool factor that pushes the price up. If it was the same price as McDonalds and served on plastic trays while being asked "Would you like to Go Large on your sashimi, sir?" I suspect it would be less cool.
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Chilli wrote:Arrived in Durban this afternoon for our 7 days off, my wife loves Sushi, I find it tastes like raw fish on bland rice.

What is it about Sushi that people love?

A few years back I understood the craze when you had actual Japanese Chef's making it, but now every Food Store that you go into sells it.
I’m inclined to agree. I always enjoy sushi, but it needs the condiments to bring it to life unless it’s absolutely top end. The acid test though is I haven’t chosen to eat at a sushi restaurant for many years.
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Flametop wrote:
fatcat wrote:It's over-rated for sure.
Meh, it’s not over rated, but it is over priced.
That's why I'd occasionally take a risk of my health and buy the day-old discounted stuff at the grocery store. I'm still here (and never had any ill effects either).

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Why? It's a vehicle for soy sauce and wasabi and ginger.
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What's wrong with some smoked salmon and a nice buttery piece of brown bread?
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CarrotGawks wrote:What's wrong with some smoked salmon and a nice buttery piece of brown bread?
This, with a bit of horseradish.
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Reasonably well acquainted with sushi in Durban - at gateway or ushaka or Florida Rd, it’s rubbish.
At Wilson’s wharf, pavilion (forget the name) it’s good, as is John dory’s in galleria in toti (which has rubbish cooked food) and also some little independent in toti central that does very good very cheap sushi.

Compare to London the sushi is much much cheaper !

I eat a lot of sushi in Durban because I don’t mind cold raw food when the weather is hot , plus if I eat steaks more than five days in a row my arse starts getting sore from all the huge solid shits I do, so try to break up my diet

Forgot - oddly enough the sushi at pine town Spar is also pretty bloody good value
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Good sushi is excellent, but if you're buying it from a supermarket :::shudder:::
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Bullettyme wrote:Some of it is very tasty. Others I can take or leave it. Salmon roses are my favourite, and I can't find anywhere where they serve them here in Dublin.

Poke is another fad thing I've noticed. My mate was raving about it and I went for a bowl, it's basically unwrapped sushi salad and rice. It's nice, but it's not fantastic.
Properly made Poke is delicious
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I only get sushi from my local Texaco petrol station :thumbup:
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Flametop wrote:
Sandstorm wrote:
Flametop wrote:
fatcat wrote:It's over-rated for sure.
Meh, it’s not over rated, but it is over priced.
You pay for the labour, not the parts
I get the whole over priced coffee thing if it’s made by a barrister, but what’s the reasoning behind sushi?
I object
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Oh, and they only started using salmon in the 1980s, up to then it was tuna/bream.

Then sushi got more popular and the Norwegians had a salmon surplus ...
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ZappaMan wrote:I only get sushi from my local Texaco petrol station :thumbup:
I'll be washing my hair all the rest of this year
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Haven't bought sushi anywhere other than a Japanese restaurant since trips to Tokyo. Feckin awesome stuff. Best I've eaten is at Tsukiji fish market...for breakfast!!!
All about the quality of the ingredients and the chef's expertise of putting it together.
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Winnie wrote:
Flametop wrote:
Sandstorm wrote:
Flametop wrote:
fatcat wrote:It's over-rated for sure.
Meh, it’s not over rated, but it is over priced.
You pay for the labour, not the parts
I get the whole over priced coffee thing if it’s made by a barrister, but what’s the reasoning behind sushi?
I object
I hope it keeps you sustained.
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SaintK wrote:Haven't bought sushi anywhere other than a Japanese restaurant since trips to Tokyo. Feckin awesome stuff. Best I've eaten is at Tsukiji fish market...for breakfast!!!
All about the quality of the ingredients and the chef's expertise of putting it together.
They've shut it and opened up a "tourist experience" according to friends who were there recently.

Still the best culinary experience of my life, especially for the time of day
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Food for benders and lasses
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LandOTurk wrote:Food for benders and lasses
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LandOTurk wrote:Food for benders and lasses
A little extreme but I can get where you're coming from
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Seneca of the Night wrote:Sashimi for me.
Fo sho.

But you you need a bit of carb
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As someone who works in fisheries, I would be very slow to have sushi. When you start to actually see the amount of parasites in fish, it kind of turns you of them....
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feckwanker wrote:As someone who works in fisheries, I would be very slow to have sushi. When you start to actually see the amount of parasites in fish, it kind of turns you of them....
And there I was enjoying my sushi while browsing PR.... :x

But seriously, isn't that why it has to be frozen first? Or at least one of the reasons.
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CM11 wrote:
feckwanker wrote:As someone who works in fisheries, I would be very slow to have sushi. When you start to actually see the amount of parasites in fish, it kind of turns you of them....
And there I was enjoying my sushi while browsing PR.... :x

But seriously, isn't that why it has to be frozen first? Or at least one of the reasons.
Freezing doesn't necessarily kill bugs, although it should stop them reproducing mostly.
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happyhooker wrote:
SaintK wrote:Haven't bought sushi anywhere other than a Japanese restaurant since trips to Tokyo. Feckin awesome stuff. Best I've eaten is at Tsukiji fish market...for breakfast!!!
All about the quality of the ingredients and the chef's expertise of putting it together.
They've shut it and opened up a "tourist experience" according to friends who were there recently.

Still the best culinary experience of my life, especially for the time of day
Yes, the new market opens this week not sure what they are doing with Tsukiji
I was lucky to visit with Japanese colleagues one of whom appeared to know everything about the local food scene. Sushi and sashimi at 6 00am Is quite interesting.
My favourite meal was an omakase dinner in Kyoto in a 2* place. Absolutely stunning
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fatcat wrote:
CM11 wrote:
feckwanker wrote:As someone who works in fisheries, I would be very slow to have sushi. When you start to actually see the amount of parasites in fish, it kind of turns you of them....
And there I was enjoying my sushi while browsing PR.... :x

But seriously, isn't that why it has to be frozen first? Or at least one of the reasons.
Freezing doesn't necessarily kill bugs, although it should stop them reproducing mostly.
It doesn't?

Does cooking?

Or are we all just resigned to eating parasites either way as fish lovers?
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Cooking should kill most bugs, although it won't necessarily affect poisons.
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fatcat wrote:Cooking should kill most bugs, although it won't necessarily affect poisons.
Why does freezing not?

And yeah, I wouldn't have assumed cooking would kill poisons.
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Whether it kills them or not is irrelevant. The length of some of the worms I've seen in fillets is pretty shocking. It's the idea of eating those x(
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feckwanker wrote:Whether it kills them or not is irrelevant. The length of some of the worms I've seen in fillets is pretty shocking. It's the idea of eating those x(
Shud up, shud up!!!
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