Japanese food is the best food. Sushi anyone?

  • zakariahzol

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    Dec 30, 2009 3:01 PM GMT
    Since I am Asian and a rice eater, I have to give this to the Japanese. Their food got to be the best Asian food there is. Sushi for example are prepare fresh , beautifully wrap in sea weed with hardly any fat, salt or oil in it. Other Asian food like Chinese, Thai,Filipino, Malaysian and especially Indian is heavy with fat , highly sugard and pretty much everything is deep fried.

    Anyone here , into Japanese food. How about those raw fish (like salmon), octopus, and eel that you suppose to eat raw? By the way what do you guys thinks about those Westernise sushi like California roll with avocado , the seaweed wrap in the inside , (not out side) and why the fuck do they spoil the taste by putting mayonaise on it?

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    Dec 30, 2009 3:17 PM GMT
    Absolutely adore sushi. I could eat it every day. Though I do enjoy Thai and Malaysian food as well, though in moderation. You are right, there is allot of salt and fat in it. Especially the curries. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Dec 30, 2009 3:35 PM GMT
    Beyond sushi, it's great too.
    Tonkatsu Curry, tenzaru soba, shioyaki.... yum.
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    Dec 30, 2009 3:49 PM GMT
    I can eat anything CURRY everyday! Malaysian food YUMMY -- bias here. Sushi is awesome -- just had sushi last night... FOOD in general is fantastic! Looking at ZONE diet now -- so so not appealing!
  • RSportsguy

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    Dec 30, 2009 3:51 PM GMT
    I love sushi! My step mom is Japanese so I get some every time I go visit her and my Dad! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Dec 30, 2009 5:28 PM GMT
    I can eat sushi until I am sick.
  • KepaArg

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    Dec 30, 2009 5:46 PM GMT
    My mom is from Tokyo, grew up eating Japanese food and love it!!!! YES, I second I can eat curry everyday!!!!

    Just had curry udon yesterday!!! icon_lol.gif

    Also a fan of Thai and Vietnamese foods!
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    Dec 30, 2009 7:21 PM GMT
    I myself don't eat much Susi, but Japanese is my number one way of eating and dinning, and has been for about 17 years now. But I love the raw fish sashimi and raw beef, and the salads, and yes Susi; but it's not a cheap way to dine out, well not were I eat and even take away, or to go, I'll spend $50 + just for lunch; but yummy.
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    Dec 30, 2009 7:24 PM GMT
    This makes me miss California so much icon_sad.gif. Always so much amazing Asian food (and good sushi everywhere!).
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    Dec 30, 2009 7:28 PM GMT
    I FUCKING LOVE SUSHI
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  • 192HPRKMD

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    Dec 30, 2009 7:33 PM GMT
    Love sushi and sashimi!
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    Dec 30, 2009 7:33 PM GMT
    Japan has the advantage of being an island chain where fresh fish is available everywhere.
    If you are in some landlocked place you may wonder how long it's been since that tuna nagiri was swimming.
    At the moment I'm in the desert of New Mexico and I'd think twice before ordering sushi, no matter how tempting.
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    Dec 30, 2009 7:43 PM GMT
    love sushi! i've also tried sushi made with brown rice instead of white rice, it was still great! suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuushiiiiiiiiii

    and yes, Filipino food is heavy in quantity as well as fat and salt content. i'm currently trying to make filipino dishes without the high levels of those.
  • zakariahzol

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    Dec 30, 2009 11:26 PM GMT
    Adrian,

    Thats cool. I wish they start a business here in South East Asian for healthy eating. We are food paradise, with variety of food from all over Asia. Food is a way of life, a way to have fun , cheap and abundance. Unfortunately , nearly all our food have coconut oil, animal fat and lot and lot of sugar in it. Those health awareness like we have in the West is not here yet. A bar of cadbury taste less sweeter in the West in comparison to the one we have here.
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    Dec 30, 2009 11:36 PM GMT
    I used to love sushi.. But the iodine in fish now reminds me of the smell of blood, and I get the taste of it in my mouth too. So I keep away from the fish now icon_cry.gif
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    Dec 30, 2009 11:40 PM GMT
    IHG84 saidI used to love sushi.. But the iodine in fish now reminds me of the smell of blood, and I get the taste of it in my mouth too. So I keep away from the fish now icon_cry.gif


    I have a similar problem with Snickers, thanks to an A-10 incident.

    Sushi I can still do though.
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    Dec 30, 2009 11:44 PM GMT
    jimbobthedevil said
    IHG84 saidI used to love sushi.. But the iodine in fish now reminds me of the smell of blood, and I get the taste of it in my mouth too. So I keep away from the fish now icon_cry.gif


    I have a similar problem with Snickers, thanks to an A-10 incident.

    Sushi I can still do though.


    That sucks bro.. Dan can't have Snickers either since its chocolate, and he gets too hyper with that shit lmfao.

    For me it was when I was in Fallujah with Dan, you'll have to ask him. We saw a lot of dead mutilated bodies and the smell was crazy. I get reminded of that when I smell fish, all of the blood.
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    Dec 30, 2009 11:56 PM GMT
    I joke with my partner that I'm an omnivore: I'll eat almost anything. Personally ironic to me, because as a child my parents always accused me of being a "picky eater."

    I'll eat almost any food most humans do, but not in every way it may be prepared. I love salmon in many forms, for instance, but not blackened, which makes me gag. I also eat sushi, with some reservations about its safety, and other Japanese food tastes wonderful to me.

    Until recently when I relocated to Florida I was often the house guest of a Chinese artist and his wife, living here in the US. He's also a co-curator of a major art museum in China, that he regularly visits, and he's painted my portrait (seen in my private pics here).

    And they would serve me authentic Chinese cooking (not our American restaurant version), with lots of seaweed and all kinds of things I don't know what to name. And I loved it all, though some of my American table companions would be turning green.

    I completely agree with you Zak, and can only hope that some day, in addition to the pleasure of meeting you in person, we can sit together at a table and eat all these things you mention here. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Dec 31, 2009 12:04 AM GMT
    I lived in Japan for about seven years. I miss living there a lot.

    Now that I am back in the states, I have to chuckle at some of the "new" sushi fabricated for American restaurants.

    The Japanese people where I used to live would eat sushi and sashimi about as often as most American people would eat a nice steak. It was more of a "once a week" food because of its cost.

    Anyway, here are some of my favorite non-sushi dishes:

    Hacho Miso Dengaku (Grilled Tofu with Red Miso Paste)
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    Yuzu no Osuimono (Clear Soup with Citron Peel)
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    Umeboshi Onigiri (Rice Ball with Pickled Plum)
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    Tororo Soba (Buckwheat Noodles with Grated Yam)
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    Hoshiimo (Dried Sweet Potato)
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    Kinpira Gobo (Burdock and Carrot Stir-Fry)
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    I agree that Japan has absolutely the best food in the world.
  • pandx970

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    Dec 31, 2009 1:28 AM GMT
    Me, as I sit here waiting to eat dinner with my parents, grandma, and brothers, all Japanese. Can only begin to describe the amount of food that my family have had in the past 5 days I've been home. So delish...

    Started with Chicken, Apple, Potato, and Onion curry, had shabu-shabu, had some mizutaki, had te-maki zushi too, mmm. I am going to be full up on Japanese food for at least a few days. Haha.

    That being said, I'm having teppan-yaki tonight and then my brother's girl friend is coming in tomorrow...which means....more japanese food made by momma! icon_razz.gif

    Oh I am too spoiled.

    I think the reason Japanese food maybe so great is because well, for the past 30-40 years, the Japanese people have the expendable income to "perfect" their food which has been lacking in China or in the Indian Sub-continent or perhaps parts of South East Asia until this past decade.

    Anyways, ... I love most types of Asian food out there. And with 2.5 billion people living in Asia, you can't help but say, there's gotta be some brilliant ideas for dishes and all that at least 1 in a billion have.
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    Dec 31, 2009 1:38 AM GMT
    getfitrick saidI FUCKING LOVE SUSHI
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    Now for a main meal I'll sit and have that all for myself, but I'll pick one with Sashimi too.
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    Dec 31, 2009 1:54 AM GMT
    Fish was supposed to be eaten raw. It's just that good.
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    Dec 31, 2009 1:59 AM GMT
    icon_redface.gif I am in love with Sushi which gives me comfort. Whenever I go to Whole Foods(Columbus Circle), the Japanese guys make special Sushi for me. icon_redface.gif
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    Dec 31, 2009 2:10 AM GMT
    zakariahzol saidAdrian,

    Thats cool. I wish they start a business here in South East Asian for healthy eating. We are food paradise, with variety of food from all over Asia. Food is a way of life, a way to have fun , cheap and abundance. Unfortunately , nearly all our food have coconut oil, animal fat and lot and lot of sugar in it. Those health awareness like we have in the West is not here yet. A bar of cadbury taste less sweeter in the West in comparison to the one we have here.


    I beg to differ here.... "western" candies have higher sugar content than most Asians. Cadbury is NOT an Asian product. I miss Malaysian cookie recipes where cookies actually melts in the mouth and does not give you a sugar buzz!

    If you want to eat healthy, you have to cook the food yourself. MOST food found in restaurants have plenty of ingredients that WILL NOT satisfy anyone who follows strict dietary needs. Dine in moderation and avoid temptation icon_smile.gif

    Cheers
  • Melos

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    Dec 31, 2009 4:15 PM GMT
    I love sushi and sukiyaki! The only problem is that I usually have about 30 minutes to make it home afterwards icon_eek.gif