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Getting others to try sushi

by logan (Curate)
on Jun 30, 2002 at 18:58 UTC ( #178407=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to On sushi:

Even in the SF Bay Area, I am perpetually amazed at how hard it is to get people to try sushi. Me, I love the stuff, but it's always a tough sell for others.

When talking people into it, I've found that it's best to start with tuna. "You eat tuna fish, right? Imagine absolutely fresh tuna, caught this morning, and prepared a few minutes ago by someone who's spent a lifetime training, instead of caught 4 months ago, doused with chemicals, and stuffed into a can by someone making $5 an hour." From there, it's much easier to sell them on shrimp and salmon.

Another good tactic is to go to a place that does all types of Japanese cusine. They can get teriyaki or tempura and try one of your Rainbow Rolls. Soon, they will be hooked.

Oh, and warn them about the Wasabi. Even if what we get in America isn't real Wasabi, it's still powerful enough to empty your sinus cavity in 15 seconds flat.

-Logan
"What do I want? I'm an American. I want more."


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Re: Getting others to try sushi
by rattusillegitimus (Friar) on Jun 30, 2002 at 19:47 UTC

    I feel your pain.

    I lived down in Austin, TX, when I got hooked on sushi, and down there I had several like-minded friends to join me when we had the money. Now, living in OKC, I'm having trouble even finding people who eat it. I know there are a few sushi places around, but I'm not yet ready to spend the money on someplace I can't get a trusted opinion on beforehand.

    Ah, well. Perhaps there'll be another trip to Austin to visit my old friends in the near future...

    -rattus

Re: Getting others to try sushi
by lestrrat (Deacon) on Jul 01, 2002 at 19:15 UTC

    Update: Again, I fail to see *why* I get downvoted for this.

    Oh, and warn them about the Wasabi. Even if what we get in America isn't real Wasabi, it's still powerful enough to empty your sinus cavity in 15 seconds flat.

    While real Wasabi could still sting you like there's no tomorrow, it's actually much much milder than powder ones and the like.... it's actually sweet, and you can definitely tell the difference :)

    So the correct statement is "Because what we get in America ins't real Wasabi..." (unfortunately, it's also common for sushi places in Japan to use fake-wasabi ... sigh. )

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