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what is so great about sushi?

Raw fish. I don't get it. is it a status thing?

Thu. May 10, 1:06pm

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I like the sushi without the raw fish - california rolls? - and I don't think it's a status thing at all. I get a mini tray of it for $4.59 at the supermarket. Delicious - - that's why I eat it!

Thursday, May 10, 2007, 1:25 PM

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first of all, sushi does not translate to or mean "raw fish". and sushi as a menu item can contain fish or no fish. there are many cooked fish sushi rolls, too! the health benefits are awesome (nutrient dense, high protein, low fat). give it a try before sticking out your tongue to it! you may find that you really enjoy it!

Thursday, May 10, 2007, 1:36 PM

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i love it for a quick meal on the go or a nice dinner... so healthy and tasty too!

Thursday, May 10, 2007, 1:40 PM

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by opening your question with "what's so great about..." you seem to be implying that people who enjoy sushi think it's "so great". i happen to like sushi, for the variety of foods and flavors available, the value, and the nutritional benefits. status has nothing to do with it. in turn, do people who frequent fast-food establishments do so because of "a status thing"? i think it's mostly a choice based upon what a person likes and that maybe others attribute the choice as some sort of statement.

Thursday, May 10, 2007, 1:41 PM

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I think it started out as one of those "Look at me, I'm so cosmopolitan that raw fish doesn't gross me out" things. However, it now has a widespread reputation in this country for being a healthy, on-the-go choice since you can pretty much pick up a little tray at many delis and supermarkets now.

Thursday, May 10, 2007, 1:43 PM

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Mmmm, maguro!

The texture and subtle flavor of fresh raw salmon or tuna can be wonderful. Paired with perfectly prepared rice at the right temperature and some quality soy sauce, it's a real treat for the palate.

Sure, some people can't get over the idea of eating raw fish and will never get past that mental barrier, no big deal. I recently went to a great sushi place with a dozen co-workers. Half complained that they didn't like sushi (all of whom had never actually tried to eat it, incidentally) while the other half of us loved our meal. Whatever. I could eat a mountain of raw tuna but the smell of canned tuna makes me throw up. Not everyone digs the same thing.

I wouldn't say it's a status item for me. I love my sushi even if I'm getting take-out and enjoying it alone at home in my PJs.

Thursday, May 10, 2007, 1:46 PM

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It tastes good!

If it tastes fishy, then you are eating bad sushi. I recently took my cousin out for sushi, and she had never had it, and didn't want to try it, and discovered that she really liked it!

Try going to a sushi bar where the dishes go by you on a conveyor belt, that way you can look at it before you try it.

Thursday, May 10, 2007, 1:54 PM

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and i don't get how anyone can suck the meat off of a rib or leg bone!! to each his or her own! but, don't knock it 'til you try it! you may be limiting yourself out of fear, but you're still limiting yourself! in countries besides the USA, there are mnay food choices that the average american may not give a second thought to trying. but how gross can something be if it is enjoyed by millions of people worldwide? give it a try and get back to us for your review...that'll be interesting!

Thursday, May 10, 2007, 2:03 PM

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Sushi isn't always raw - there are plenty of rolls with yummy tempura (fried and battered) things like shrimp or vegetables. Also the American classic (and the item I always recommend to newbies to sushi) is the California roll which has imitation crab meat, cucumber and avocado in it.

It also is very healthy and tastes good! Give it a try!

The status thing - I think it used to be but it's so mainstream and everywhere I don't think it can be seen as that anymore. I buy my sushi at the grocery store!

Thursday, May 10, 2007, 2:29 PM

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i just can't do the imitation crab stick. they make the california rolls with real crab claw meat where i go for sushi. unbeatable! (and NOT raw!) i don't dress up enough for it to be a status thing.

Thursday, May 10, 2007, 2:31 PM

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