Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Strike 2

I attempted to eat sushi for the second time last night. I can't remember what I had the first time, but I went with a friend, and she showed me the basics of how to eat it. Put a SMALL, and I emphasize SMALL, amount of wasabi on it, dip it in soy sauce, and stuff the whole thing in your mouth. So, I did. The taste itself isn't terrible. Just different. Very different. And, the texture, well...I think that's what bothers me so much. I'm not sure I can even describe it. Think soft blob of small, cold rice, and other small, cold, raw things. Last night, it was a roll called Happy. It didn't make me sad, but I'm not sure I can say it made me "happy". It was filled with crab, avocado, cream cheese, apple, and cucumber. I ate two, as I did the first time I ate sushi, and then passed them to everyone else around the table. No wasabi this time. I tried it plain the first time, and with soy sauce only the second time. And, two was plenty for me anyways. It's a very, very filling dish.

I did learn how to use chopsticks correctly last night, so that I might even try to use them again. (Thanks, Morgan!) But, as for sushi again, let's just say, one more strike and I'm done. Can't say I haven't tried.


His Mercy Endureth Forever said...

I'm with you...I've tried sushi a couple of different times myself and it's definitely a texture thing more than a taste thing. Matthew always gets the california rolls (which there is no raw anything in it) and I just can't seem to get into it! I'll remain tragically unhip and stick with fully cooked and still warm food!

Kelly Spezzano said...

I lost a bet one time and had to eat sushi as a result, however, I ended up really enjoying it (however, I don't get the ones with raw anything). At least you tried it (twice) most people won't even try!

Elyow'eynay said...

It was soooo good. You roll was a very good roll. I told you you need more wasabi. But its ok. You did try it. Its not for everyone. The calamari was good though.

Dani said...

I kinda like some of it. The only think I really love is the stuff that has smoked eel in it. I like some of the cooked/smoked stuff.