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New Poll Ideas

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Should Clay write posts in the third person?

Yes
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67%
Only to make a post sound 'official' or when 'approved' by the official TJP editorial board.
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11%
No
2
22%
 
Total votes : 9

Re: New Poll Ideas

Postby chikara » Wed 06.11.2008 11:44 pm

becki_kanou wrote:I think they are different kinds of eels.....

My understanding was that うなぎ is also used as a generic term for eel.

Most of the eel served here as うなぎ is Anguilla australis not Anguilla japonica. :)
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Re: New Poll Ideas

Postby clay » Wed 06.11.2008 11:50 pm

I don't know sushi. If there is a consensus, let me know and I'll update the poll. :?:
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Re: New Poll Ideas

Postby becki_kanou » Wed 06.11.2008 11:53 pm

chikara wrote:
becki_kanou wrote:I think they are different kinds of eels.....

My understanding was that うなぎ is also used as a generic term for eel.

Most of the eel served here as うなぎ is Anguilla australis not Anguilla japonica. :)

なるほど

I just checked Japanese wikipedia and it would appear that うなぎ is a freshwater eel, while あなご is a salt water eel.
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Re: New Poll Ideas

Postby chikara » Wed 06.11.2008 11:57 pm

clay wrote:I don't know sushi. ......

If you knew sushi like I know sushi, oh! oh! oh! what a food :lol:

Appologies to Dean Martin

Or is that Jack Sushi :?
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Re: New Poll Ideas

Postby Wakannai » Thu 06.12.2008 12:06 am

becki_kanou wrote:
I just checked Japanese wikipedia and it would appear that うなぎ is a freshwater eel, while あなご is a salt water eel.


Yay, because that's what I was going to say. I was thinking, unagi is cooked for a reason.... what is that reason?...I could swear unagi was freshwater so anago must be saltwater.

To me sushi comes in two varities, cooked > tamago, unagi, spider roll. and uncooked. Most of the rest.

But overall, I prefer specialty rolls, whether they are authentic or not. In the area there is a Dragon roll that is my favorite. But everyone does it different, so I figure it's not an official roll. Futomaki used to be my favorite.

Normally, I hate mayonnaise, but it seems to work for some of these specialty rolls I've had.
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Re: New Poll Ideas

Postby becki_kanou » Thu 06.12.2008 12:15 am

Yeah! I've had some wicked bizarre specialty rolls at avant garde type sushi places in the States. I think I once had fresh goat cheese and mango with red pepper or something similar. Not, to my mind actually sushi, but good nonetheless.

On the other hand you see all kinds of crazy sushi at the sushi-go-round these days as well, like meatball-gunkan or grilled duck, or what have you, as well as the assorted sides, desserts and juices going around.
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Re: New Poll Ideas

Postby chikara » Thu 06.12.2008 12:26 am

Wakannai wrote:..... I was thinking, unagi is cooked for a reason.... what is that reason?...I could swear unagi was freshwater so anago must be saltwater.....

I don't follow your logic there :?

Are you saying that only saltwater fish can be eaten raw?

Wakannai wrote:..... Normally, I hate mayonnaise, but it seems to work for some of these specialty rolls I've had.

Some sushi places here over do the mayonnaise, yuk :x

Another sushi I like is あわび but it is very pricey in the few places I have seen it in Japan. Not quite so expensive here.
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Re: New Poll Ideas

Postby Wakannai » Thu 06.12.2008 12:57 am

chikara wrote:I don't follow your logic there :?

Are you saying that only saltwater fish can be eaten raw?


No, you can eat freshwater fish raw too, but it is much more likely to have harmful parasites, so it is generally a bad idea.
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Re: New Poll Ideas

Postby clay » Thu 06.12.2008 2:23 am

fresh goat cheese and mango with red pepper [sushi]


Shall I add it to the list?
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Re: New Poll Ideas

Postby becki_kanou » Thu 06.12.2008 2:34 am

新鮮な山羊のチーズ、スライス・マンゴと唐辛子の寿司 :shock:

Maybe better not to... :D

BTW: Are the polls archived anywhere?
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Re: New Poll Ideas

Postby clay » Thu 06.12.2008 3:51 am

BTW: Are the polls archived anywhere?


Yes, Go here.

Of course we really only have one poll 'archived' so far :roll:
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