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|Zach|
04-15-2005, 02:34 PM
I have been getting into Sushi lately. Do you folks eat it that often? Any reccomendations? I really like the Philadelphia rolls but have yet to try a lot else.

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Rain Man
04-15-2005, 02:39 PM
Unagi rules.

I also like salmon and tuna and avocado rolls.

Mile High Mania
04-15-2005, 02:40 PM
I have never had a desire to try sushi, but this method is tempting...

http://elaisted.com/ljprev/noel-sushi-girl.jpg

Edubs
04-15-2005, 02:41 PM
I only eat fish that's cooked. I know some Sushi is cooked but I still don't like it. I will eat almost any fish, lobster, crab, or whatever as long as it's cooked.

Kona Grill on the Plaza supposidly has good Sushi.

LTownChief
04-15-2005, 02:42 PM
ya sushi is great! mix wasabi and soy sauce together and dip it right in! YUM!

ChiefsOne
04-15-2005, 02:45 PM
California rolls and Sex in the City are great from Hurano! The eel stuff I couldn't quite stomach.

|Zach|
04-15-2005, 02:46 PM
California rolls and Sex in the City are great from Hurano! The eel stuff I couldn't quite stomach.
Is Hurano a nice sit down place? Do they have a sushi "bar" type area? I went to Sakura last night on south National. Enjoyed it.

Braincase
04-15-2005, 02:46 PM
Smoked eel is my favorite, followed by shrimp and some of the tuna. No way will I ever again have sea urchin.

tyton75
04-15-2005, 02:47 PM
yeah.. I tried some type of eel the first time ever trying sushi...


can't say I'm a big fan

HemiEd
04-15-2005, 02:48 PM
I love cooked fish. Speaking of that, how is the new job Zach? :hmmm:

CosmicPal
04-15-2005, 02:48 PM
I love sushi!

I don't think it's an acquired taste either. I think sushi is very flavorable. Plus, it's fun food, particularly when you drink a lot of saki with it.

There are two kinds of sushi:

Nigiri sushi (individual pieces) and Maki sushi (rolls)

Sashimi is sliced seafood arranged on a bed of shredded radish. Sometimes the fish is cut up and served on its own bones.

How to eat it:

Sushi is finger food (Chopsticks can break the rice.) Pick up sushi with fingers and turn to dip a corner of the fish side into soy sauce. Do not soak rice in the sauce.

Eat Gari (marinated ginger) between sushi to refresh the mouth.

Wasabi is used to subdue fishy taste, and also has an anti-bacterial effect.

Soy sauce enriches the flavor of the fish when used in small amounts. Some fish taste better without soy sauce. Halibut and other white fish are topped with Ponzu (lemon flavored light soy sauce) for this reason.

The best way to eat sushi is seated at the sushi bar where you can order one at a time and eat as soon as the chef prepares and serves the sushi.

What I would recommend for fresh fish:

Fresh Amberjack - Kanpachi
Fresh Yellowtail - Hamachi
Fresh Wild Yellowtail - Buri
Fresh Spanish Mackerel - Aji
Fresh Japanese Mackerel - Saba
Fresh Red Snapper - Tai
Fresh File Fish (Blowfish Family) - Kawahagi

Tai (Red Snapper)
Red Snapper is the favorite fish of Japanese for its lean meat and mild flavor. Tai is traditionally served at many happy occasions.

Hirame (Halibut)
The halibut served at Sushi den is a fine-grained, snow-white fish. Its firm flesh and mild sweet flavor makes the best sashimi.

Tara (Black Cod)
This rich and tender meat is best served grilled. When marinated in sake-soy sauce, its flavor explodes.

Ankimo (Monkfish Liver)
Monkfish is valued more for its liver than for its meat. While retaining the smooth texture of liver, it has a milder flavor than others do.

Kawahagi (File Fish)
Kawahagi is in the Blowfish family. Its firm, translucent white meat is incomparable.

Aji (Spanish Mackerel)
Aji is the most popular blue-skinned fish in Japan for its mild flavor.

Saba (Mackerel)
Saba is almost always served marinated. With a slightly stronger flavor than Aji, many love Saba for its nutritional value - Omega 3 oils (good for the heart).

Kanpachi (Amberjack)
Deep rose in color and moderate in oil, with a tender-firm texture and mild flavor, this can be recommend to anyone.

Anago (Sea Eel)
Anago can be the dessert of sushi for its sweet tender meat. This is especially so with our Anago imported from Japan.

MOhillbilly
04-15-2005, 02:48 PM
yes but i like almost ALL food.

Donger
04-15-2005, 02:49 PM
I've never tried sushi.

jspchief
04-15-2005, 02:49 PM
I like some of it, but I don't know much about it. It's a bit intimidatiing if you're not with someone that knows what they are doing. Most of what I've had has been the basic stuff, not even sure much of it contained raw fish.

Bowser
04-15-2005, 02:50 PM
I don't like it, but the wife could eat it at every meal. The Kona Grill has great sushi, according to her.

I once tried raw octopus. Tasted like the gristle off of a steak.

BIG_DADDY
04-15-2005, 02:51 PM
I eat sushi all the time I would estimate about 6 times monthly. I like Uni but I doubt you will it's an aquired taste. I prefer sashimi to sushi and my other favorites are Hamachi, white tuna, toro and tai.

My favorite sushi roll is an Unagi and Avacado roll smothered in spiced tuna.

I would have you try a little terriyaki clam as I am a big fan and you haven't had it before but I'm sure you wouldn't be interested.

What I am sure you will like is amaebi. It's sweet shrimp and they deep fry the heads. Based upon your relationship with jsp I know you like a little head so give it a try.

|Zach|
04-15-2005, 02:52 PM
I love cooked fish. Speaking of that, how is the new job Zach? :hmmm:
I actually put that off until school ends. I am making enough money to get by (just barely) by doing some web design jobs. I think I will get that jbo when school is over so I can commit more time to them and reall focus in on it this summer.

|Zach|
04-15-2005, 02:53 PM
I don't like it, but the wife could eat it at every meal. The Kona Grill has great sushi, according to her.

I once tried raw octopus. Tasted like the gristle off of a steak.
I went on a date at Kona once and enjoyed the place. I never had the sushi though.

|Zach|
04-15-2005, 02:55 PM
I love sushi!

I don't think it's an acquired taste either. I think sushi is very flavorable. Plus, it's fun food, particularly when you drink a lot of saki with it.

There are two kinds of sushi:

Nigiri sushi (individual pieces) and Maki sushi (rolls)

Sashimi is sliced seafood arranged on a bed of shredded radish. Sometimes the fish is cut up and served on its own bones.

How to eat it:

Sushi is finger food (Chopsticks can break the rice.) Pick up sushi with fingers and turn to dip a corner of the fish side into soy sauce. Do not soak rice in the sauce.

Eat Gari (marinated ginger) between sushi to refresh the mouth.

Wasabi is used to subdue fishy taste, and also has an anti-bacterial effect.

Soy sauce enriches the flavor of the fish when used in small amounts. Some fish taste better without soy sauce. Halibut and other white fish are topped with Ponzu (lemon flavored light soy sauce) for this reason.

The best way to eat sushi is seated at the sushi bar where you can order one at a time and eat as soon as the chef prepares and serves the sushi.

What I would recommend for fresh fish:

Fresh Amberjack - Kanpachi
Fresh Yellowtail - Hamachi
Fresh Wild Yellowtail - Buri
Fresh Spanish Mackerel - Aji
Fresh Japanese Mackerel - Saba
Fresh Red Snapper - Tai
Fresh File Fish (Blowfish Family) - Kawahagi

Tai (Red Snapper)
Red Snapper is the favorite fish of Japanese for its lean meat and mild flavor. Tai is traditionally served at many happy occasions.

Hirame (Halibut)
The halibut served at Sushi den is a fine-grained, snow-white fish. Its firm flesh and mild sweet flavor makes the best sashimi.

Tara (Black Cod)
This rich and tender meat is best served grilled. When marinated in sake-soy sauce, its flavor explodes.

Ankimo (Monkfish Liver)
Monkfish is valued more for its liver than for its meat. While retaining the smooth texture of liver, it has a milder flavor than others do.

Kawahagi (File Fish)
Kawahagi is in the Blowfish family. Its firm, translucent white meat is incomparable.

Aji (Spanish Mackerel)
Aji is the most popular blue-skinned fish in Japan for its mild flavor.

Saba (Mackerel)
Saba is almost always served marinated. With a slightly stronger flavor than Aji, many love Saba for its nutritional value - Omega 3 oils (good for the heart).

Kanpachi (Amberjack)
Deep rose in color and moderate in oil, with a tender-firm texture and mild flavor, this can be recommend to anyone.

Anago (Sea Eel)
Anago can be the dessert of sushi for its sweet tender meat. This is especially so with our Anago imported from Japan.

Thanks for all of the info...I have some more stuff try.

MOhillbilly
04-15-2005, 02:56 PM
I went on a date at Kona once and enjoyed the place. I never had the sushi though.

is that in spfld.?
im real leary of chinese places here in town cause ive gotten MSG poisoning a few times.

Bowser
04-15-2005, 02:56 PM
I went on a date at Kona once and enjoyed the place. I never had the sushi though.

If you ever make it back there, try the Baked Sea Bass, and thank me later. The martini's will put you on your ass, as well.

Saulbadguy
04-15-2005, 02:57 PM
is that in spfld.?
im real leary of chinese places here in town cause ive gotten MSG poisoning a few times.
Sushi is Japanese. Plus they don't use MSG in any kind of Sushi. :D

|Zach|
04-15-2005, 02:57 PM
is that in spfld.?
im real leary of chinese places here in town cause ive gotten MSG poisoning a few times.
No, Kona is in KC. If you want good chinese around here I would go to Mr. Yens. It is fantastic...or if you dont want to sit down and want to grab something there is a place called Jade East on Glendstone. They have quality stuff.

|Zach|
04-15-2005, 02:58 PM
If you ever make it back there, try the Baked Sea Bass, and thank me later. The martini's will put you on your ass, as well.
Nice, I wasn't 21 at the time but I will have to find a way back there.

Saulbadguy
04-15-2005, 02:58 PM
I love Sushi. I could eat it everyday, if I could afford it.

My favorites are Unagi (eel), Maguro (tuna), and Sake (Salmon. For rolls, I like the California, Spider, and some of the local specialties here (Topeka Roll, Kansas Roll, Dynamite roll).

The only thing i've tried that I didn't like was octopus. It was way too chewy.

DaneMcCloud
04-15-2005, 02:59 PM
I ate at Kona last year when visting from LA and thought it was AWFUL sushi! I don't think it's possible to get good sushi in KC, just like it's next to impossible to get a "real" steak in Los Angeles. It's Cal Beef, and the steer sit in the hot sun all day. Definitely not the same.

As far as sushi, Seared Ahi Tuna is a favorite, as well as Spicy Tuna with jalepeno, Tuna Tartar and anything on the menu at Koi or Nobu. The "inventive" dishes are by far, much better than your average sushi roll, though there are several places out here that make creative rolls.

BTW, a California Roll is not sushi. It's avacodo, cucumber, rice and seaweed. Try a spicy tuna roll or spicy yellowtail next time.

Dane
~Could live on sushi for every meal

Saulbadguy
04-15-2005, 03:01 PM
BTW, a California Roll is not sushi. It's avacodo, cucumber, rice and seaweed. Try a spicy tuna roll or spicy yellowtail next time.

Dane
~Could live on sushi for every meal
Sushi is just a term for the rice they use. Plus, all california rolls i've had include crab in it, and it is dusted with roe.

You are describing a "cucumber roll".

Nzoner
04-15-2005, 03:01 PM
I've never tried sushi.

Same here and don't intend to either.

BIG_DADDY
04-15-2005, 03:02 PM
If you guys want to try something really good get blackened Ahi. Can't find it very often but when you do you will know why I said to order it. They have it hawaii at several places. You can't go to hawaii and not get some fresh ahi, it's a sin.

Saulbadguy
04-15-2005, 03:02 PM
I love cooked fish. Speaking of that, how is the new job Zach? :hmmm:
Some sushi is cooked. Some sushi doesn't include any fish at all. This is probably the biggest misconception about Sushi, that it is all "raw fish".

DaneMcCloud
04-15-2005, 03:04 PM
Saul,
We eat Sushi at least twice a week and true California rolls are as I described. At least in California.

Dane

HC_Chief
04-15-2005, 03:06 PM
Hell yes... sushi is awesome.

I won't touch sashimi however... that's bait.

BIG_DADDY
04-15-2005, 03:08 PM
Hell yes... sushi is awesome.

I won't touch sashimi however... that's bait.

Dude the only difference is one is a roll and the other is by itself. ROFL

BIG_DADDY
04-15-2005, 03:09 PM
Some sushi is cooked. Some sushi doesn't include any fish at all. This is probably the biggest misconception about Sushi, that it is all "raw fish".

Eating sushi without fish in it is like drinking non alchoholic beer, pointless.

MOhillbilly
04-15-2005, 03:09 PM
i used to go to the grand fortuna every week but they shut er down(same people own mr yens)
there arent any good places on the northside unless you want fastfood.BLAH!
and the one place thats close gave me the hives for a week.:mad:

yeah i know i should be dead soon.
thanks.

MOhillbilly
04-15-2005, 03:10 PM
Dude the only difference is one is a roll and the other is by itself. ROFL

so its just raw fish and thats it?

|Zach|
04-15-2005, 03:11 PM
i used to go to the grand fortuna every week but they shut er down(same people own mr yens)
there arent any good places on the northside unless you want fastfood.BLAH!
and the one place thats close gave me the hives for a week.:mad:

yeah i know i should be dead soon.
thanks.
That is tough luck bud.

MOhillbilly
04-15-2005, 03:13 PM
That is tough luck bud.

:)ever been to the northside?

Count Zarth
04-15-2005, 03:13 PM
No.

|Zach|
04-15-2005, 03:15 PM
:)ever been to the northside?
Every now and again...I usually stick around campus and the southside for the most part.

I am still getting a handle of getting around in Springtown. :)

MOhillbilly
04-15-2005, 03:16 PM
Every now and again...I usually stick around campus and the southside for the most part.

I am still getting a handle of getting around in Springtown. :)

ever go to ritter springs?

|Zach|
04-15-2005, 03:16 PM
ever go to ritter springs?
Nope, what would bring me to those parts?

BIG_DADDY
04-15-2005, 03:18 PM
so its just raw fish and thats it?

Well you dip it in soy sauce with wasabi but yea, hella good too. If your ever out this way I'll take you to a great place. By the time you leave you will be a big fan of Japanese food, guaranteed. Ask Braincase he has been out twice.

Son of Logical
04-15-2005, 03:22 PM
I love sushi. There is this all you can eat sushi place near my house and it is wonderful. It is not the best sushi I have ever had, but they do make it fresh in front of you. My favorite sushi is Spicy Tuna Rolls, Salmon Nagiri, and Tuna Nagiri. Something they might have out there is called a hairy salmon roll. It is a spicy tuna roll topped with salmon, and onions. It is probably the best sushi I have ever tasted. I also recommend that you make up the wasabi and soy sauce for dipping the sushi, because it inhances the flavor to peak levels.

Jenny Gump
04-15-2005, 03:26 PM
I'm a California roll girl myself.

Pookie, err I mean Ex-Internet-Fling, you should try Ocean Zen over on Glenstone if you haven't already! Yummers!

MOhillbilly
04-15-2005, 03:26 PM
Nope, what would bring me to those parts?

just wondering lots of college kids go there to hike and cave and hangout.
its a 1200 acre spfld park board facility.
it has trails a creek waterfall caves wood archery range alake,big ass bridge.
its very nice.

BIG_DADDY
04-15-2005, 03:30 PM
just wondering lots of college kids go there to hike and cave and hangout.
its a 1200 acre spfld park board facility.
it has trails a creek waterfall caves wood archery range alake,big ass bridge.
its very nice.

Those are manly things he wouldn't be interested in that. Now if they had a gay parade I am sure he would be all over it.

Saulbadguy
04-15-2005, 03:33 PM
I like telling the Meat and Potato people around here that I eat sushi. They grimace and say "EWWW..raw fish?"

I just say "you like tuna salad don't you?"

"well..thats DIFFERENT!"

I can't see how people live without trying new and different things.

BIG_DADDY
04-15-2005, 03:36 PM
I can't see how people live without trying new and different things.

When it comes to food I'll try anything if it's supposed to be good.

kc rush
04-15-2005, 03:37 PM
I had sushi at a couple of restaurants in Hawaii that was amazing. Here in KC my favorite sushi places are:

Sakura - 75th & Nieman
Ichiban - College & Quivera

Hikari - 91st & Metcalf is good, and if it is a slow day at the restaurant, the chef will create something not on the menu for you to try.

Harus @ 119th in Olathe has improved since they first opened

Fuji (on Antioch) and Sushi Gin (Nall) are ok.

Jun's just off of 76th and State Line is supposed to be good, but I've never been there.

CosmicPal
04-15-2005, 03:38 PM
Whatever you do, don't eat this.

http://www.sushiden.net/images/slide_show/ss_059.jpg

Saulbadguy
04-15-2005, 03:38 PM
When it comes to food I'll try anything if it's supposed to be good.
Same here.

Personally, I find raw fish much less revolting than bull testicles, but people around here claim they are a delicacy. I'd try them when I get the opportunity too, but I don't get the rationale.

Saulbadguy
04-15-2005, 03:39 PM
Whatever you do, don't eat this.

http://www.sushiden.net/images/slide_show/ss_059.jpg
Fugu??

|Zach|
04-15-2005, 03:40 PM
just wondering lots of college kids go there to hike and cave and hangout.
its a 1200 acre spfld park board facility.
it has trails a creek waterfall caves wood archery range alake,big ass bridge.
its very nice.
I have heard of it, I will have to make it over for that. Sounds like a great summer type thing. Thanks

CosmicPal
04-15-2005, 03:42 PM
Fugu??

Yep

MOhillbilly
04-15-2005, 03:42 PM
I have heard of it, I will have to make it over for that. Sounds like a great summer type thing. Thanks

its fun to eat boomers there.....if youre into that.:)

Saulbadguy
04-15-2005, 03:42 PM
I had sushi at a couple of restaurants in Hawaii that was amazing. Here in KC my favorite sushi places are:

Sakura - 75th & Nieman
Ichiban - College & Quivera

Hikari - 91st & Metcalf is good, and if it is a slow day at the restaurant, the chef will create something not on the menu for you to try.

Harus @ 119th in Olathe has improved since they first opened

Fuji (on Antioch) and Sushi Gin (Nall) are ok.

Jun's just off of 76th and State Line is supposed to be good, but I've never been there.
I've never tried any of them, but my parents said that Sushi Gin was cheap, as in inexpensive and not that great.

Lawrence area:

Wa (Mass Street)...pretty good, but pretty expensive.

Sushi Station (23rd), haven't been there yet.

Topeka:
Shoguns (29th and Fairlawn)..my personal favorite thus far. The same guy is there, and he knows what you like. I love it.

Kiku's (21st and Fairlawn)..haven't tried it yet.

Little Tokyo (gage center), not open yet, but I bet it will be good. Ran by a guy who owns "Sun's", the best Chinese place in Topeka.

ChiefsOne
04-15-2005, 03:58 PM
ZachKC Is Hurano a nice sit down place? Do they have a sushi "bar" type area? I went to Sakura last night on south National. Enjoyed it.

Sit down nice place. Lots of people claim it is the best sushi in town, but I have been to too many other places. I have a friend that is a waiter there, so that is where I eat sushi at. Used to work with him and he would go get it for us sometimes during lunch. If you go ask for Phil.

They are just south of Battlefield on Fremont on the east side of the road in a shopping center.

Calcountry
04-15-2005, 04:01 PM
I eat sushi all the time I would estimate about 6 times monthly. I like Uni but I doubt you will it's an aquired taste. I prefer sashimi to sushi and my other favorites are Hamachi, white tuna, toro and tai.

My favorite sushi roll is an Unagi and Avacado roll smothered in spiced tuna.

I would have you try a little terriyaki clam as I am a big fan and you haven't had it before but I'm sure you wouldn't be interested.

What I am sure you will like is amaebi. It's sweet shrimp and they deep fry the heads. Based upon your relationship with jsp I know you like a little head so give it a try.Yellowtail sashimi is delectable.

Only problem is, I could eat three orders by myself so it gets expensive. :thumb:

BIG_DADDY
04-15-2005, 04:04 PM
Yellowtail sashimi is delectable.

Only problem is, I could eat three orders by myself so it gets expensive. :thumb:

You will have to come over some time and we will knock some down.

Calcountry
04-15-2005, 04:08 PM
You will have to come over some time and we will knock some down.Can I bring my bottle of Bookers? :D

Phobia
04-15-2005, 05:46 PM
Yeah - I dig sushi. A lot. I like almost any inside-out roll as long as there's no cream cheese, so that rules out a Philly.

I also like tuna and snapper. Good stuff.

No hand rolls or eggs for me. Thanks, but no.

Frazod
04-15-2005, 05:48 PM
I like sushi. I prefer the cooked varieties, particularly the eel.

Bowser
04-15-2005, 06:05 PM
I like sushi. I prefer the cooked varieties, particularly the eel.

I had you pegged as more of a steak guy......

Count Zarth
04-15-2005, 06:06 PM
You can't like Steak AND Sushi?

Bowser
04-15-2005, 06:08 PM
You can't like Steak AND Sushi?

I see the post police are out tonight.....

I figured fraz would be more of a steak guy, with less liking of the sushi. Nothing wrong with sushi, mind you.

Logical
04-15-2005, 06:09 PM
I like sushi. I prefer the cooked varieties, particularly the eel.

I have never heard of cooked Sushi, certainly never ran across it in Japan during the 6 months I was there.

Please describe it. Oh by the way eel, damn it is like rubber and IMO I imagine that it tastes worse (never having tasted rubber I cannot be sure).

Frazod
04-15-2005, 06:09 PM
I had you pegged as more of a steak guy......

Notice I said "like," not "love." I do love Japanese food, though. There's a noodle place (where you order the meat and pick the sauce and vegetables yourself) that my wife and I go to at least once every two weeks. Occasionally I get sushi as an appetizer, but I rarely go out to get sushi for its own sake.

Count Zarth
04-15-2005, 06:09 PM
Nothing wrong with sushi, mind you.

I hate it. :harumph:

BIG_DADDY
04-15-2005, 06:11 PM
Can I bring my bottle of Bookers? :D

You got it, cigars and Bookers for a chaser.

Bowser
04-15-2005, 06:11 PM
Notice I said "like," not "love." I do love Japanese food, though. There's a noodle place (where you order the meat and pick the sauce and vegetables yourself) that my wife and I go to at least once every two weeks. Occasionally I get sushi as an appetizer, but I rarely go out to get sushi for its own sake.

Ahh, yes. Yakisoba? Tasty stuff......

Bowser
04-15-2005, 06:12 PM
I hate it. :harumph:

It takes a certain taste to get into it, for sure. I can handle it every now and agian, but definitely not on a regular basis. I have to be in the mood for it.

CosmicPal
04-15-2005, 06:13 PM
I hate it. :harumph:

Famous words from peeps who've never tried sushi. And touching it with your fingers and taking a bite is not trying it.

Frazod
04-15-2005, 06:14 PM
I have never heard of cooked Sushi, certainly never ran across it in Japan during the 6 months I was there.

Please describe it. Oh by the way eel, damn it is like rubber and IMO I imagine that it tastes worse (never having tasted rubber I cannot be sure).

Some are cooked and served chilled (eel, crab and shrimp, for example). There is also an egg sushi which is basically a piece of sweet omelet.

The eel is cooked, chilled and coated with a sweet/spicy sauce, then rapped with rice by seaweed.

As for sushi in Japan, I wouldn't know - never been there. I suppose the cooked types are "Americanized."

BIG_DADDY
04-15-2005, 06:17 PM
Some are cooked and served chilled (eel, crab and shrimp, for example). There is also an egg sushi which is basically a piece of sweet omelet.

The eel is cooked, chilled and coated with a sweet/spicy sauce, then rapped with rice by seaweed.

As for sushi in Japan, I wouldn't know - never been there. I suppose the cooked types are "Americanized."

Tamago is the egg. Eel is awsome if it's cooked right. It shouldn't be rubbery Jim.

Frazod
04-15-2005, 06:18 PM
Tamago is the egg. Eel is awsome if it's cooked right. It shouldn't be rubbery Jim.

The rubbery stuff sucks. The octopus is particularly nasty, IMO. :Lin:

Logical
04-15-2005, 06:19 PM
Some are cooked and served chilled (eel, crab and shrimp, for example). There is also an egg sushi which is basically a piece of sweet omelet.

The eel is cooked, chilled and coated with a sweet/spicy sauce, then rapped with rice by seaweed.

As for sushi in Japan, I wouldn't know - never been there. I suppose the cooked types are "Americanized."

I suppose on crab and shrimp it would be hard to tell if was boiled then cooled, so maybe they do that as well. On eel I saw them cutting it up raw so I know they don't cook it for their Sushi. They do sell eel at street stands that is cooked up like jerky, talk about terrible and tough on the teeth.

Frazod
04-15-2005, 06:21 PM
I suppose on crab and shrimp it would be hard to tell if was boiled then cooled, so maybe they do that as well. On eel I saw them cutting it up raw so I know they don't cook it for their Sushi. They do sell eel at street stands that is cooked up like jerky, talk about terrible and tough on the teeth.

If shrimp or crap is white, it's been cooked. Otherwise, it's gray.

Logical
04-15-2005, 06:22 PM
Tamago is the egg. Eel is awsome if it's cooked right. It shouldn't be rubbery Jim.

I never tried the Tamago at least not to my knowledge (they were constantly handing me things and saying try this). I doubt I would like it as I am really selective about how eggs are cooked and even then they are not on my list of foods I really desire.

Logical
04-15-2005, 06:23 PM
If shrimp or crap is white, it's been cooked. Otherwise, it's gray.

Ok then, I learned something today. It was cooked then, thank Tim.

BIG_DADDY
04-15-2005, 06:24 PM
The rubbery stuff sucks. The octopus is particularly nasty, IMO. :Lin:

Tako is alright, I don't order it much. The p[lace I used to go to had baby tako. they are about 2 to 3 inches long and the brains squirt into you mouth when you chew on them. A little spicy sauce on there and your set.

Bowser
04-15-2005, 06:25 PM
Dammit, Tim! :cuss: I've got Yakisoba on the brain now.......

BIG_DADDY
04-15-2005, 06:26 PM
Ok then, I learned something today. It was cooked then, thank Tim.

The only time I have had raw shrimp is when you order amaebi which is sweet shrimp. They take the heads and deep fry them then you eat the whole thing. The tail is sered as sushi (on rice).

HC_Chief
04-15-2005, 06:29 PM
Dude the only difference is one is a roll and the other is by itself. ROFL

Nah... sashimi is a slab of raw fish. Screw that!
I dig the rolls... crab & shrimp I can handle; chunks out of Oscar the tuna's ass, no effing way! ;)

go bowe
04-15-2005, 06:32 PM
If shrimp or crap is white, it's been cooked. Otherwise, it's gray.hmmmm... eating a lot of crap lately, are we?

and white crap?

what's that, from an albino's ass?

Logical
04-15-2005, 06:33 PM
Speaking of really great Japanese food.

Mmmm Kobe beef
Mmmm Tepanaki
Mmmm Tempura

and Mmm Mmmm Shabu Shabu

HC_Chief
04-15-2005, 06:34 PM
Bastards.
Now I'm craving CA Rolls.

Frazod
04-15-2005, 06:35 PM
hmmmm... eating a lot of crap lately, are we?

and white crap?

what's that, from an albino's ass?

Damn, I hate it when my typos are quoted... :banghead:

Frazod
04-15-2005, 06:39 PM
Speaking of really great Japanese food.

Mmmm Kobe beef
Mmmm Tepanaki
Mmmm Tempura

and Mmm Mmmm Shabu Shabu

The stuff I really like that I get at the place by my house is spicy pork. I load it up with shrooms, broccolli and other stuff, then pick a sauce that's 1/2 mongolian and 1/2 kung pao. Served over brown rice or noodles, it's absolutely delicious.

I'm actually cooking stir fry beef for dinner. The meat is marinating at the moment. Which is good, because this thread is REALLY MAKING ME HUNGRY.

Logical
04-15-2005, 06:43 PM
The stuff I really like that I get at the place by my house is spicy pork. I load it up with shrooms, broccolli and other stuff, then pick a sauce that's 1/2 mongolian and 1/2 kung pao. Served over brown rice or noodles, it's absolutely delicious.

I'm actually cooking stir fry beef for dinner. The meat is marinating at the moment. Which is good, because this thread is REALLY MAKING ME HUNGRY.
That is not Japanese they don't eat pork and feel it is unhealthy. Probably Korean, sounds really delicious though.

Frazod
04-15-2005, 06:45 PM
That is not Japanese they don't eat pork and feel it is unhealthy. Probably Korean, sounds really delicious though.

This place is sort of a mish-mosh of many oriental styles. But you're right, it rocks.

BIG_DADDY
04-15-2005, 06:48 PM
Nah... sashimi is a slab of raw fish. Screw that!
I dig the rolls... crab & shrimp I can handle; chunks out of Oscar the tuna's ass, no effing way! ;)


Actually I said that wrong. Maki is rolls. Sushi is a slice of fish on rice and sashimi is just slices of raw fish and by far the best value. I like sashimi the most, sushi and maki about the same. Actually I would prefer hand rolls to either the last two.

keg in kc
04-15-2005, 06:48 PM
I love asian food of all stripes from chinese, to japanese to korean to thai, but I've never been able to get into (non-vegetable) sushi.

Logical
04-15-2005, 06:56 PM
I have never liked Thai (don't like Curry) does anyone know whether Vietnamese food is made with mainly curry as a spice. A friend has been wanting me to try Vietnamese but I am hesitant because of the tendency to use curry as a spice in that region.

Frazod
04-15-2005, 06:59 PM
I have never liked Thai (don't like Curry) does anyone know whether Vietnamese food is made with mainly curry as a spice. A friend has been wanting me to try Vietnamese but I am hesitant because of the tendency to use curry as a spice in that area.

I love Thai - I have it for lunch at least once a week.

Only had Vietnamese once - didn't really do anything for me. And there aren't that many Vietnamese restaurants around, while Chinese, Japanese and Thai places are all over the place.

Never had Korean. I used to live in a Chicago neighborhood with a large Korean population. Never saw a stray animal. After that..... :spock:

Logical
04-15-2005, 07:04 PM
I love Thai - I have it for lunch at least once a week.

Only had Vietnamese once - didn't really do anything for me. And there aren't that many Vietnamese restaurants around, while Chinese, Japanese and Thai places are all over the place.

Never had Korean. I used to live in a Chicago neighborhood with a large Korean population. Never saw a stray animal. After that..... :spock:

Other than Korean Barbeque I have little positive to say about it. I guess I like stray animals roasted over an open fire.;)

Freekofnature
04-15-2005, 07:06 PM
Korean Barbeque is one of the best stuff out there for me.

Damn......Im hungry.

|Zach|
04-15-2005, 07:08 PM
stray animals roasted over an open fire.;)
Is that anything like chestnuts roasting on an open fire?

Frazod
04-15-2005, 07:10 PM
Is that anything like chestnuts roasting on an open fire?

Only if the chestnuts were rummaging through a dumpster right before you roast them. :D

Logical
04-15-2005, 07:12 PM
Is that anything like chestnuts roasting on an open fire?
You know what I actually had a bag of those in Japan. In the Nagoya park around the castle they have stands where they roast chestnut over flames. I always thought it was just a line in a song based on jolly old England. I did not realize people still did that.

P.S. Not very yummy

keg in kc
04-15-2005, 07:21 PM
I love Thai - I have it for lunch at least once a week.I haven't had Thai food in almost two years. Which is kind of pathetic: there's a Thai restaurant across the street. I could walk...

Might have to get off my ass and get myself some Pad Thai next week.

Frazod
04-15-2005, 07:31 PM
I haven't had Thai food in almost two years. Which is kind of pathetic: there's a Thai restaurant across the street. I could walk...

Might have to get off my ass and get myself some Pad Thai next week.

My wife doesn't like Thai. Which really sucks, because the best Thai restaurant I've ever eaten at is about 2 miles from my house. I always get it for lunch when I'm at work. The places downtown are excellent, but not quite as good as the one out here.

BIG_DADDY
04-15-2005, 08:03 PM
My wife doesn't like Thai. Which really sucks, because the best Thai restaurant I've ever eaten at is about 2 miles from my house. I always get it for lunch when I'm at work. The places downtown are excellent, but not quite as good as the one out here.

I love Thai food, especially their soups. I don't eat it nearly enough. Our best Tai place is a little drive for me. We have a decent one here downtown but their service completely sucks and I refuse to eat at a place with bad service. I ordered a few times to go so I wouldn't be annoyed by their service and then the day came where they said they discontinued doing soup to go. I said you have to be kidding me, I have done everything I can possibly do to give you my business and you have done every thing you could possible do to piss me off, I'm not coming back. To tell you the truth the reason I don't go to most asian food restaurants is for the very same reason, their service sucks ass. There is a Chinese place down the street that has decent food but I won't eat there. For some reason the oriental lady running the place gives free food to Rina all the time so I send her there to pick up food to go.

BIG_DADDY
04-15-2005, 08:05 PM
frazod,

I still need to try some Ethiopian food, you got me really wanting to try it. There is a great place in San Franciso from what I hear. I might try eating there soon.

Count Zarth
04-15-2005, 08:13 PM
Famous words from peeps who've never tried sushi. And touching it with your fingers and taking a bite is not trying it.

I've had it. Not surprising that I did not care for it. I dislike most seafood.

Frazod
04-15-2005, 08:15 PM
frazod,

I still need to try some Ethiopian food, you got me really wanting to try it. There is a great place in San Franciso from what I hear. I might try eating there soon.

You really should try it. It's awesome. Unfortunately, the only two I know of are near Wrigley, so I don't get to eat it that often.

As for the bad service, there's a place near my office that's the same way. They're always packed, and the staff has a serious attitude problem. The last time I ate there, I asked for a pitcher of water for the table. The bitch waitress looked at me like I asked her for a pint of blood. Never did get the pitcher, and she didn't get a tip.

I always go to the other Thai restaurant - it's a bit farther to walk, but the service, while not exactly friendly, is certainly better.

Logical
04-15-2005, 08:46 PM
I love Thai food, especially their soups. I don't eat it nearly enough. Our best Tai place is a little drive for me. We have a decent one here downtown but their service completely sucks and I refuse to eat at a place with bad service. I ordered a few times to go so I wouldn't be annoyed by their service and then the day came where they said they discontinued doing soup to go. I said you have to be kidding me, I have done everything I can possibly do to give you my business and you have done every thing you could possible do to piss me off, I'm not coming back. To tell you the truth the reason I don't go to most asian food restaurants is for the very same reason, their service sucks ass. There is a Chinese place down the street that has decent food but I won't eat there. For some reason the oriental lady running the place gives free food to Rina all the time so I send her there to pick up food to go.

It is my belief that there are two reasons service at Asian restaurants is not good in general. First is we Americans on average tip less at Asian restaurants (I read this in a study) evidently even when the service is excellent Americans tip on average less than 10% in Asian restaurants (weird huh). I tip well at these restaurants and find they tend to remember. The other thing is cultural Asians are by nature quiet people who are typically not comfortable with strangers. I believe this leads to the standoffish service they sometimes provide until they get to know you.

At my favorite Chinese restaurant (before the Chef retired) the servers were originally standoffish, but after our group started coming in every Friday they became very friendly in a few months and we were treated to outstanding service.

dtebbe
04-15-2005, 10:58 PM
I like mine simple. Tuna (maguro) sashimi dipped in soy sauce with a little wasabi. Had some in Hawaii that was swimming not an hour earlier, like butter...

DT

KCWolfman
04-15-2005, 11:08 PM
If you knew sushi, like I knew sushi....

el borracho
04-16-2005, 02:05 AM
Hamachi (Yellowtail) is my absolute favorite!

I also like Maguro (Tuna), Toro (Fatty Tuna), and Ebi (Shrimp).

If you like rolls, try a Spicy Tuna roll.

el borracho
04-16-2005, 02:32 AM
The only time I have had raw shrimp is when you order amaebi which is sweet shrimp. They take the heads and deep fry them then you eat the whole thing. The tail is sered as sushi (on rice).
I love grossing people out by letting the antennae poke out of my mouth while I chomp on the head. People are so squeamish! ROFL

el borracho
04-16-2005, 02:35 AM
I have never liked Thai (don't like Curry) does anyone know whether Vietnamese food is made with mainly curry as a spice. A friend has been wanting me to try Vietnamese but I am hesitant because of the tendency to use curry as a spice in that region.
Lemon Grass is more typical of Vietnamese food.

NewChief
04-16-2005, 05:11 AM
I love sushi, and I love Thai. Luckily, most of our Thai restaurants around here have started doing both, so I can have my cake and eat it too.

One of my favorite is a super crunch roll. Usually they're shrimp and masago, but the real secret is the tempura flake exterior. It's freaking awesome.

Phobia
04-16-2005, 07:19 AM
It is my belief that there are two reasons service at Asian restaurants is not good in general. First is we Americans on average tip less at Asian restaurants (I read this in a study) evidently even when the service is excellent Americans tip on average less than 10% in Asian restaurants (weird huh). I tip well at these restaurants and find they tend to remember. The other thing is cultural Asians are by nature quiet people who are typically not comfortable with strangers. I believe this leads to the standoffish service they sometimes provide until they get to know you.

I don't know what this tidbit may indicate, but we were discouraged from leaving tips while in Okinawa. The locals were insulted by the practice.

I've walked out of more than one Asian restaurant due to horrible service. One time, the service was horrible, untimely, and the waitress flat out lied to us about some of the food. When I tried to resolve it with the manager, she offered a 10% discount. The sushi was great, so I tipped the chef a $20 and walked out. She was yapping behind me the whole way out to my car.

the Talking Can
04-16-2005, 07:58 AM
Allright, so what is proper ettiq-whatever for eating sushi?

Someone posted earlier that you use your hands, not chopsticks, and that the ginger was an inbetween-bites palette cleanser....

I use chopsticks and place a piece of ginger on each piece before eating it (on the california-type rolls)...are the "real sushi eaters" laughing at my vulgar behavior?

I'm not sure if I like the sushi or sake better.

CosmicPal
04-16-2005, 08:52 AM
Allright, so what is proper ettiq-whatever for eating sushi?



Whatever makes you comfortable. If someone laughs at you for placing a piece of ginger on your sushi, remind them that it is customary to be eating sushi with your fingers. Not only that, you are less likely to disturb or break the rice. Few Americans know this and think they are being stylish by eating with chop sticks.

I do find it odd that you place your ginger on the sushi. The sushi itself has so much flavor that I wouldn't want to put something as strong as ginger on it.

I like to mix my wasabi with the soy sauce, but I find quite a bit of peeps do that as well.

Braincase
04-16-2005, 09:14 AM
I would like to say that nobody I know, with the possible exception of Thomas Lee from England, knows sushi like BigDaddy. If you are in the Bay Area, you owe it to yourself to let Troy show you where the good stuff is... and get the sake he recommends, not some stuff from Japan that some MilSpec thinks is a good buy.

And I'd love to have Dane show me where the good beer and baitroll is in LA...

DaneMcCloud
04-16-2005, 09:44 AM
Braincase,

Do you make it Los Angeles very often? If so, let me know and we'll hook up for sushi, beer and great Thai food! We have a place in Hollywood that delivers Thai called Chan Darae, along with the world famous Chan Dara (famous for the hot asian chicks that work there). My favorite though is Natalee Thai restaurant in BH.

Depending on where you stay in Los Angeles, there's several outstanding Sushi restaurants. In Beverly Hills, there's a place my wife absolutely loves called Sushi Koyko. The tuna tartar and spicy tuna with jalapeno is amazing! As mentioned earlier, Nobu Matsuhisu's restaurant on La Cienega and in Malibu are just about unrivaled in the world (There's also a Nobu in SoHo and a Next Door Nobu if you can't get in to Nobu. There's usually a 6 week wait. DeNiro's a co-owner). Koi is as good as Nobu, but the dishes are different. You'll also see celebrities there (I've hung out with Brad Pitt at the bar, Duff McKagan, Paris Hilton, etc).

If you're staying in the Valley, there's about 10 sushi restaurants between Vineland and Laurel Canyon on Ventura Blvd. Anyway, PM me if you want more specifics.

Dane
~Going to Sushi Koyko for lunch today

andoman
04-16-2005, 09:45 AM
In the words of Terry Bradshaw

"Pst. You forgot to cook this."

Braincase
04-16-2005, 10:08 AM
Braincase,

Do you make it Los Angeles very often? If so, let me know and we'll hook up for sushi, beer and great Thai food! We have a place in Hollywood that delivers Thai called Chan Darae, along with the world famous Chan Dara (famous for the hot asian chicks that work there). My favorite though is Natalee Thai restaurant in BH.

Depending on where you stay in Los Angeles, there's several outstanding Sushi restaurants. In Beverly Hills, there's a place my wife absolutely loves called Sushi Koyko. The tuna tartar and spicy tuna with jalapeno is amazing! As mentioned earlier, Nobu Matsuhisu's restaurant on La Cienega and in Malibu are just about unrivaled in the world (There's also a Nobu in SoHo and a Next Door Nobu if you can't get in to Nobu. There's usually a 6 week wait. DeNiro's a co-owner). Koi is as good as Nobu, but the dishes are different. You'll also see celebrities there (I've hung out with Brad Pitt at the bar, Duff McKagan, Paris Hilton, etc).

If you're staying in the Valley, there's about 10 sushi restaurants between Vineland and Laurel Canyon on Ventura Blvd. Anyway, PM me if you want more specifics.

Dane
~Going to Sushi Koyko for lunch today

It's not on the slate right now, have trips planned to Dallas, Orlando and Vail right now... but things do have a tendency to change. Where are you relative to CalTech?

BC

Calcountry
04-16-2005, 12:26 PM
You got it, cigars and Bookers for a chaser.NICE!

Ebolapox
04-16-2005, 12:38 PM
never tried it, couldn't judge... that said, raw fish--that just does NOT sound good

-EB-

DaneMcCloud
04-16-2005, 07:08 PM
Braincase,

I have NO idea where I am in relation to CalTech! I live in the Hollywood Hills, just off of Vine & Franklin. I can see Capitol Records and the Hollywood & Highland center from one of my balconies, but coulnd't for the life of me tell you even what city CalTech is located.

Let me know when you're close and we'll hook up sometime for drinks, drinks and some shots. We can cab down to Hollywood & Vine for starters and go just about anywhere from there.

Dane
~Tuna Tartar & the Fire roll ruled today for lunch!

CosmicPal
04-16-2005, 07:20 PM
Well, I just came back from Sushi Den with a couple of buds. 6 bottles of hot saki between the three of us, and three plates of sushi- total bill $99.00. It was all good.

Misplaced_Chiefs_Fan
04-16-2005, 07:41 PM
Any good sushi places near the San Diego Convention Center?

I'm going to be out there in July for San Diego Comic Con and figure I might as well see what's available.

the Talking Can
04-16-2005, 08:01 PM
Whatever makes you comfortable. If someone laughs at you for placing a piece of ginger on your sushi, remind them that it is customary to be eating sushi with your fingers. Not only that, you are less likely to disturb or break the rice. Few Americans know this and think they are being stylish by eating with chop sticks.

I do find it odd that you place your ginger on the sushi. The sushi itself has so much flavor that I wouldn't want to put something as strong as ginger on it.

I like to mix my wasabi with the soy sauce, but I find quite a bit of peeps do that as well.

thanks...re the ginger, I guess I just assumed they intended you to put it on the sushi, it never occured to me, thought it makes perfect sense, that you wouldn't want it interferring with the flavor of the fish...although I'm still warming up to the hard core raw stuff, so the ginger sometimes helps it go down...

I'll try it with fingers next time, though I could swear even the asian people I've seen eat it use chop sticks...they're probably the equivelant of "hick" asians...lol....

craneref
04-16-2005, 08:40 PM
SUSHIIIIII, I love sushi, there is a place about 15 minutes from my house that has all you can eat sushi during the week at lunch for 10.99 a person, I never leave with out be completely stuffed and getting dirty looks from the staff. Ginger and gree tea help counteract any of the bacteria that you may pick up from the raw fish. As far as putting giner on your sushi, I do with about every other piece or so, that is the way my wife (Korean) taught me to do, I also mix my wasabi with the soy sauce. Could be cultural, could just be her, but when it comes to sushi, I am too busy stuffing my face to worry about what others think, SUSHIIII!!!!! Dang, now I am hungry for SUSHIIIIII!

|Zach|
04-16-2005, 09:48 PM
I had no idea so many people dug sishi, thats great. I need to try some of the stuff mentioned here.

Rausch
04-16-2005, 09:49 PM
Never had it and don't want it.

While I like Japanese and LOVE Chinese I don't care to sample Sushi...

the Talking Can
04-16-2005, 09:54 PM
SUSHIIIIII, I love sushi, there is a place about 15 minutes from my house that has all you can eat sushi during the week at lunch for 10.99 a person, I never leave with out be completely stuffed and getting dirty looks from the staff. Ginger and gree tea help counteract any of the bacteria that you may pick up from the raw fish. As far as putting giner on your sushi, I do with about every other piece or so, that is the way my wife (Korean) taught me to do, I also mix my wasabi with the soy sauce. Could be cultural, could just be her, but when it comes to sushi, I am too busy stuffing my face to worry about what others think, SUSHIIII!!!!! Dang, now I am hungry for SUSHIIIIII!

so does your wife usse her fingers or chop sticks?

Logical
04-16-2005, 10:02 PM
Braincase,

I have NO idea where I am in relation to CalTech! I live in the Hollywood Hills, just off of Vine & Franklin. I can see Capitol Records and the Hollywood & Highland center from one of my balconies, but coulnd't for the life of me tell you even what city CalTech is located.

Let me know when you're close and we'll hook up sometime for drinks, drinks and some shots. We can cab down to Hollywood & Vine for starters and go just about anywhere from there.

Dane
~Tuna Tartar & the Fire roll ruled today for lunch!

Cal Tech is in Pasadena on Foothill. I don't know in relationship to the Hollywood Hills but Mapquest would probably tell you.

Phobia
04-16-2005, 10:28 PM
As far as putting giner on your sushi, I do with about every other piece or so, that is the way my wife (Korean) taught me to do

What kind of pets did you use to have?

Jenson71
04-16-2005, 10:40 PM
I've never tried it. I always tell my friend, let's go to Tokyo (a restaurant here), but she never wants to. I always get dragged to Carlos O'Kellys. I hate that place. But I'm going to Tokyo next time, dammit. I've always admired Japanese culture. The samurai, the architechture, Ozu, Kurosawa. Good stuff.

Logical
04-16-2005, 10:44 PM
I've never tried it. I always tell my friend, let's go to Tokyo (a restaurant here), but she never wants to. I always get dragged to Carlos O'Kellys. I hate that place. But I'm going to Tokyo next time, dammit. I've always admired Japanese culture. The samurai, the architechture, Ozu, Kurosawa. Good stuff.

Six months living in Japan will cure this, you will be wishing Truman finished the damn job. The Japanese culture quickly became something I found extremely distasteful and the people are as bad as New Yorkers on a 105 degree day.

keg in kc
04-16-2005, 11:13 PM
Six months living in Japan will cure this, you will be wishing Truman finished the damn job. The Japanese culture quickly became something I found extremely distasteful and the people are as bad as New Yorkers on a 105 degree day.Let me get this straight, you wished we'd committed genocide because you find their culture distasteful?

Sometimes I'm amazed by the things I read on here.

Rausch
04-16-2005, 11:20 PM
Let me get this straight, you wished we'd committed genocide because you find their culture distasteful?

Sometimes I'm amazed by the things I read on here.

No doubt.

How the hell could you want to nuke Japan and not France?...

Logical
04-16-2005, 11:23 PM
No doubt.

How the hell could you want to nuke Japan and not France?...

ROFL, France needs to be Napalmed, you got to burn that smell away.

Logical
04-16-2005, 11:25 PM
Let me get this straight, you wished we'd committed genocide because you find their culture distasteful?

Sometimes I'm amazed by the things I read on here.

Not genocide, I believe that I have never met a US citizen of Japanese descent that I did not like. It is the Japanese in their homogenous home culture that I am advocating disappearing.

keg in kc
04-16-2005, 11:25 PM
France needs to be Napalmed, you got to burn that smell away.I was thinking more along the lines of the armpit hair, but, hey, either way.

Phobia
04-16-2005, 11:25 PM
Let me get this straight, you wished we'd committed genocide because you find their culture distasteful?

Nah - we had a reserve of them tucked away at resorts just in case we wanted their culture back.

keg in kc
04-16-2005, 11:28 PM
Not genocide, I believe that I have never met a US citizen of Japanese descent that I did not like. It is the Japanese in their homogenous home culture that I am advocating disappearing.Trouble dealing with differences I guess. :shrug:

I guess I just think differently. I really don't like very many people, but even so I don't want anybody to disappear. Then there'd be nobody for me to look at and think "holy f*cking shit, thank god I'm not them".

Rausch
04-16-2005, 11:31 PM
Not genocide, I believe that I have never met a US citizen of Japanese descent that I did not like. It is the Japanese in their homogenous home culture that I am advocating disappearing.

That's where we differ, I've always had a great deal of respect for their culture. That, and they've adapted to every challenge presented them.

Logical
04-16-2005, 11:33 PM
That's where we differ, I've always had a great deal of respect for their culture. That, and they've adapted to every challenge presented them.

I thought that as well, until I had to live amongst them in Japan. Changed my view entirely.

Count Zarth
04-16-2005, 11:35 PM
I thought that as well, until I had to live amongst them in Japan. Changed my view entirely.

Let's hear some stories.

Rausch
04-16-2005, 11:38 PM
I thought that as well, until I had to live amongst them in Japan. Changed my view entirely.

I've never been there, you might be right.

But I'd be a d!ck to you too if you were the reason my grandkids had 15 toes and an arm growing out of their back...

Jenson71
04-17-2005, 12:51 AM
Six months living in Japan will cure this, you will be wishing Truman finished the damn job. The Japanese culture quickly became something I found extremely distasteful and the people are as bad as New Yorkers on a 105 degree day.

Uh huh. I heard 100 stories before going to France about how horribly rude they are. Weird how, when I got there, I had nothing but good conversations and run-ins with the locals.

Now, if I can get along fine with French people, I'm sure I'll be fine with any other group.

If you come off as a little arrogant punk, you're gonna get treated worse than if you go there nice and open minded.

Miles
04-17-2005, 01:07 AM
Uh huh. I heard 100 stories before going to France about how horribly rude they are. Weird how, when I got there, I had nothing but good conversations and run-ins with the locals.

Now, if I can get along fine with French people, I'm sure I'll be fine with any other group.

If you come off as a little arrogant punk, you're gonna get treated worse than if you go there nice and open minded.

Yeah i also found the whole rude French thing to be overdone as well. Sure i ran into a decent amount of assholes but that was mostly in the larger cities like Lyon and Paris. I didnt see it as being all that different from what you can expect here in larger cities here except there is a language barrier. I ran into plent of friendly people over there at the local pubs.

keg in kc
04-17-2005, 01:27 AM
I hate to do it, but I have to concur with the "rude French" thing being overblown, too. Most of the folks I met over there were as nice as anyone here. 'course, we have our share of snobs, too.

el borracho
04-17-2005, 02:01 AM
Any good sushi places near the San Diego Convention Center?

I'm going to be out there in July for San Diego Comic Con and figure I might as well see what's available.
"Sushi Deli" was downtown when I lived in San Diego. Of course I haven't lived there for 5 years now.

KCWolfman
04-17-2005, 08:01 AM
Uh huh. I heard 100 stories before going to France about how horribly rude they are. Weird how, when I got there, I had nothing but good conversations and run-ins with the locals.

Now, if I can get along fine with French people, I'm sure I'll be fine with any other group.

If you come off as a little arrogant punk, you're gonna get treated worse than if you go there nice and open minded.
I found it was the difference between urban and rural. In Paris, they were arrogant pricks, regardless of the situation. When my car broke down somewhere in the Alsace-Lorraine countryside, the older couple that met me and my friend to help us were more polite, gracious, and giving than any American ever would be.