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Postby Ikijibiki » Wed 06.22.2005 6:04 pm

I don't want to seem stupid when I go into my local sushi restaurant, so I'll ask here...

For California rolls, is it appropriate to mix wasabi into the soy sauce?
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RE: Sushi

Postby Kojiki » Wed 06.22.2005 8:03 pm

I usually just pour the soy sauce over the sushi and then put a small lump of wasabi on top. Just add less wasabi if you can't take the heat.
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RE: Sushi

Postby Datadog » Tue 06.28.2005 10:59 pm

You're supposed to pour soy sauce into the bowl they provide and add a touch of wasabi to it.
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RE: Sushi

Postby Mukade » Wed 06.29.2005 2:26 am

I don't know that there's really established etiquette when eating American-style sushi.

At high-class sushi restaurants here in Japan, the sushi chef will add wasabi himself. If there isn't any on the piece when you get it, you don't add any to it. There's also a lot of varieties of sushi that aren't supposed to take soy sauce. There are some that are meant to be dipped in sesame-sauce, others in sweet sauce, etc.

Mind you, this is etiquette at high-class sushi restaurants. Also, just as with other countries, many Japanese don't know proper etiquette, either, and you'll see them adding wasabi or using soy sauce when they aren't supposed to be.

California Rolls have only recently been introduced to Japan. I haven't been to a restaurant that serves any yet, so I can't say what the proper way to eat it would be.
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RE: Sushi

Postby Forever Yours » Wed 06.29.2005 11:35 am

well on friday i will hopefully be making my very first sushi ^^.....my very first japanese food actually.......shocking i know
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RE: Sushi

Postby kanadajin » Wed 06.29.2005 12:12 pm

lol very shocking
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RE: Sushi

Postby Spaztick » Wed 06.29.2005 12:24 pm

I've tried both the tradional and the Californian rolls, and they both taste great, though personally i think the CA ones are easier to eat (turned inside out), and the one I ate had a more interesting taste to it. First place I'm visiting in Japan is a 100 yen sushi store. :)
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RE: Sushi

Postby Kanai » Wed 06.29.2005 4:12 pm

I've made sushi before-it's hard at first considering the effort put into making the rice but it's well worth it. Making sushi is fun, heh, I don't even need a rolling mat anymore~whee!

I've enjoyed eating sushi for years, I don't normally dip sushi in soy sauce(save every blue moon) I tend to just eat it with wasabi and the pickled ginger. o(^-^)o
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RE: Sushi

Postby Datadog » Thu 06.30.2005 10:43 pm

What do you use as an alternative to a rolling mat?

Also, has anyone tried "Alberta Rolls?" I don't know if they go by other names elsewhere in the world, but it's basically a California Roll with cold cooked beef in the rice instead of seafood.

It makes me want to try it with several other meats as well.
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RE: Sushi

Postby Mukade » Fri 07.01.2005 3:19 am

Datadog wrote:
What do you use as an alternative to a rolling mat?


It's possible to use seran wrap.
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RE: Sushi

Postby jinksys » Fri 07.01.2005 6:58 am

you could probebly make really big sushi with a door mat :-P
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