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i was initially hesitant to try sashimi, i am not a big fish person -- even fried fish is a rare occasion

but my daughter was in her sushi craze again and needed a sushi fix --- so we took her out to a sushi/steakhouse .... i live in a very small town ... pop 20k-ish which makes me even more hesitant to try specialty type foods

while ordering, my daughter was going nuts about "i want to eat raw fish" etc etc.

we decided to get the sashimi sampler appetizer and split it up --- almost felt like an episode of fear factor, but i wanted to be a responsible adult and lead by example showing them that i would do exactly as i tell them to do --- and try anything once, even if i thought i wouldn't like it.

i was pleasantly surprised



the fish was not "fishy"

it was rich and velvety in my mouth (that's what she said)

i cannot even begin to describe the taste --- it was good

it was outright delicious ... and as i stated before, i am not a fish person

on the sampler there were 2 pieces of tuna, salmon, and red snapper




i HIGHLY recommend that anyone who has never tried sashimi to give it a try and here are some tips to make it a more pleasurable experience


1. get small pieces ... think half the size of a mans thumbnail or the size of a womans thumbnail
2. give it a quick bath in soy sauce
3. do not add wasabi
4. take some friends and make good use of the "i double dog dare you" method


 

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im glad you liked it!

i love it. and velvety is a wonderful word. ive also used buttery as it seems to melt in your mouth

so fresh in the flavor

 

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If you ever, EVER receive sashimi (or any raw fish in a sushi restaurant) that tastes and/or smells fishy - immediately put it down and walk out. A sign of quality in a sushi restaurant is the freshness of the fish.

I'm glad you had a great experience! I haven't tried the raw fish options yet not because of taste, but because of texture.

 

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Malrothien posted:
If you ever, EVER receive sashimi (or any raw fish in a sushi restaurant) that tastes and/or smells fishy - immediately put it down and walk out. A sign of quality in a sushi restaurant is the freshness of the fish.

I'm glad you had a great experience! I haven't tried the raw fish options yet not because of taste, but because of texture.


i thought texture was the greatest part of the experience

i half expected mushy or even slimy .... but it was neither .... very very unique

 

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never eaten raw fish

I think I would try it.

 

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I really like the yellowfin and bluefin tuna.  Salmon is good, too.  I haven't worked up the nerve to try eel, though I've heard good things.

 

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Saltwater Eel is divine - freshwater is fishy tasting - both are grilled

if in Dallas Texas, the best sushi around is http://www.yutakasushibistro.com

 

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vn_parsonjackrussell posted:
Saltwater Eel is divine - freshwater is fishy tasting - both are grilled

if in Dallas Texas, the best sushi around is http://www.yutakasushibistro.com




Nice! I have a business lunch downtown Friday, so may just have to try it.

 

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