I used to think this was enlightened food
s u s h i spare, subtle, particular, expensive
but recently, slabs of fatty fish with avocado? it seems more obvious extravagant.
perhaps I need to taste sushi in Japan. But at least in this country, sushi reflects the human craving for rich fatty foods.
but perhaps that's what I get for eating sushi in Penn Station.
A sushi eating trick I learned from Timothy Childs:
I like wasabi - that green paste you get with most orders of sushi. You can mix it in with the soy sauce so that each dipped mouthful is nose-clearing spicy delight.It is not too hard to make, check out the roll your own sushi page.
put a dollop in a dry soy sauce dish. put just a dash of soy sauce over it, just enough to wet it, not sitting in a puddle. Mix up the small amount of soy with the paste until a consistent soft puddle of hot soy is formed. Then, add more soy to dilute if you desire, at least you've avoided the dreaded clumpy wasabi-soy!
what's really great about sushi, or japanese food, I like miso.
cheap sushi is just alright.
Tongsue says I should try Shimo in SF.