The trials of urban life

[Thinking to myself] But I don’t want a pub that makes excellent pizzas, quesadillas, and burgers!  I want a sushi joint around the corner tonight– not one a ten minute walk away! Waaa!

(My aunt jokes that sushi is “California comfort food,” and the more I eat it, the more my place of birth asserts itself in my food choices.  The shock of moving from meat n’ potatoes to raw fish n’ rice is less than you’d think.)

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12 thoughts on “The trials of urban life

  1. Sarah

    This Portland-dwelling Oregonian cannot stomach sushi. I can’t even mouth it … it makes me gag at the table … I’m 25 and gagged at the table last time I tried. Blech! LOL Good luck getting your fishness tonight!

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  2. nyjlm

    Uh, I’ll take your pizza/burger place and trade you, hmmm, well, I got nothing. Perkins? Dennys?
    Yeah, didn’t think so!

    Hope you got your sushi on last night 🙂

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  3. bipolarlawyercook

    Sarah, I’m still working my way up to the fishier sushis– I used to find it all gag-worthy. Last night was spicy tuna with scallions, and “Mango Tango,” fried shrimp, cucumber, cream cheese, and mango in a nori-wrapped roll. Hardly challenging to real sushi eaters.

    Mariposa, Standing Still, Thanks!

    CTJen, I figured it was a reward for doing yoga. : )

    NYJLM, you’ve got Waffle House, don’t you? Sausage, biscuits and cream gravy. Mmmmm.

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  4. Biggie-Z

    Now I am curious about your location. I have a pretty good guess, but still… at the risk of really putting my foot in it, you need to try good NYC (or better yet, Japanese) sushi!

    I started eating sushi in the Boston area, in college. A little fishy, it was an acquired taste and I never really craved it. In grad school in NC, there was one sushi place a 25 minute drive away, and P-Daddy and I went there on our first date. For his 10th reunion we went there for dinner for old time’s sake (after having had NYC sushi for years and years). It was virtually inedible, and it was the best we could get down there.

    Real “fishy” sushi doesn’t really taste so fishy when it’s fresh. Instead, it tastes like a breath of the freshest, unspoiled ocean. It was in Tokyo that I learned to love uni (sea urchin) – although I get it once in a while here in NYC, even that doesn’t compare to getting it from the source in Japan.

    Great, now I’m craving sushi.

    Biggie’s mom

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  5. beanpaste

    Oh, I love a good sushi coma.

    My favorite beginner roll at my sushi joint is like the one you described: tempura shrimp, cream cheese, lettuce, sweet eel sauce. They also have one called “Japanese Bagel” with salmon, avocado, and cream cheese that they will serve DEEP-FRIED if you ask. And, yes: it is all that and forty bags of chips.

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  6. bipolarlawyercook

    Biggie-Z– Boston. I just have a problem with raw white fish and shell fish. I do fine with tuna, salmon, mackerel, the “oily fishes,” but the white fish are too . . . something . . . even when cooked. I haven’t ever been for sushi in NYC– we’re too busy returning to Prune for the 99th time.

    BeanPaste– sounds awesome! Our local sushi place has also sorts of sushi for wimps, including a whole combo plate of veggie sushi. Mmm. Yay for wimp sushi!

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  7. michael golch

    DID SOME SAY SUSHI?????WHERE AND WHEN?? I’ UP FOR IT.
    THERE ARE NOT MANY PLACES TO GET THE GOOD STUFF IT HERE IN CLEVELAND,OH WELL SUCH IS LIFE.MIKE GOLCH

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