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Stop Eating the California Roll!!!!


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geez, if you're gonna go out for a nice japanese meal don't get the damn California Roll!

buy some real sushi; like something with fish in it!  that's why it's called sushi!

don't buy the crap with mayonnaise & imitation crab.  how american is that? try something new for once!

 

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I only just recently discovered California Rolls.  I don't care for raw fish (other than tuna).
So, California Rolls ARE new (for me), and I am proud to be American.
AND....I am even married to a full blooded Japanese man.

I understand what you are saying, but don't judge others.  If you are trying to share your excitement and enthusiasm for something you enjoy, do just that.
Please don't add judgement and make blanket statements.

Thanks!
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I'm asian and i've been going to Japanese cuisines my life, my family loves it, we usually go there at least twice a month.

I still love those california rolls!! ;) They are probably still my favorite. I would never say its not real sushi!

But I also love eel, salmon, etc.
I love love love real sushi and often get complemented for my love of it at sushi bars. The only California roll I like comes from Miyakes in the Bay Area. I do not know what they do different, but it is awesome!
I'm all for being open and non judgmental, especially if it gets someone to try a new food (eating raw fish does sound strange at first), but I have to admit that non-imitation is the best. Salmon, tuna & toro, eel, are so much tastier and you're getting real fish protein. I just had all three tonight and it was amaaaazing.
My local place has take-out sushi that rocks.  Their California roll doesn't have mayo in it at all, and is awesome.  My family also eats sashimi, but I certainly don't feel superior when we do.  Anything that tastes good to an individual is great.  It's one thing to encourage, but another to discourage.
Original Post by aiseiah:

geez, if you're gonna go out for a nice japanese meal don't get the damn California Roll!

buy some real sushi; like something with fish in it! that's why it's called sushi!

don't buy the crap with mayonnaise & imitation crab. how american is that? try something new for once!

 

But I like California rolls :(

 

Also I believe "sushi" by definition does not HAVE to include raw fish. 

Original Post by afries:

I'm all for being open and non judgmental, especially if it gets someone to try a new food (eating raw fish does sound strange at first), but I have to admit that non-imitation is the best. Salmon, tuna & toro, eel, are so much tastier and you're getting real fish protein. I just had all three tonight and it was amaaaazing.

Imitation crab meat is made from real fish.  

I can't stomach sushi at all, not even california rolls, so I'd be happy just to be able to get the "american" version down.  I wish I liked sushi.  I really do. 

To whom are you speaking?

i get flustered every time i come across a "how many calories are in the the california roll?" forum. 

i love raw fish but can barley afford it.  it's a rare treat for me to eat out.

i get mad when people "waste" a good japanese resturant on the california roll when they could buy the tekka maki or cheery blossom roll and then complain about the calorie intake.

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the california rolls I eat do not have mayo in them. They do have imitation crab which is some kind of white fish with fillers and binders and artificial coloring. I like california rolls and I like big heaps of sashimi too. Pretty much I love all sushi and sashimi....except the uni, and that salad made with mountian yam, uni and raw quail egg - yuck.
Why so angry?  Different people like different things.  Geez.  I pesonally prefer fish as well, but that doesn't mean I don't get a roll every now and then.
American Heritage Dictionary - Cite This Source - Share This su·shi       (sōō'shē)  Pronunciation Key 
n.   Cold cooked rice dressed with vinegar that is shaped into bite-sized pieces and topped with raw or cooked fish, or formed into a roll with fish, egg, or vegetables and wrapped in seaweed.
just sayin....
Yea i happen to be addicted to sushi! lol And most of the time I'll get a variety of rolls and my friends and I share them, some are cooked some are raw, its all delicious to me. I even eat Sashimi (just a small slab of raw fish, no rice) and dipped in soy sauce its yummy......but dont try the octopus, my friends dared me to eat a piece of raw octopus last time we were at a sushi place and it has the consistency of....bubblegum lol it wasnt my favorite
i eat the vegetarian ones because i don't eat meat. i went to a really authentic japanese restaurant with my boyfriend the other day. it was really good.

they didn't even have forks for us to use. they just gave us chopsticks. and they was no soup spoon. you have to drink it out of the bowl. it was nice. i liked it a lot.

yea i don't like most americanized versions of foods. usually it means that they are bad for you and made from cheap materials. ah, proud to be an american? i hope not. haha. bring on the flamers.
Where I live a california roll doesn't have mayo and only rarely has cream cheese. California rolls are usually several kinds of veggies, sometimes with initation crab, sometimes with raw fish. Maybe you shouldn't assume that what you are seeing where you are is what everyone else is eating. I hardly ever see rolls with the mixed cream cheesy stuff on them in any form.

I just got a lovely sushi platter this past weekend. Two pieces of tuna, two pieces of salmon, two pieces of yellow tail, and one other thing I'm not sure what it was. Plus it came with a california roll that had no mayo in it.

The only bad part was the entire bottle of hot sake I drank but it was so good.

Sushi can be vegetarian, raw fish, cooked fish...doesn't seem like you know what is even.  Way to be
Original Post by guerreira:

Sushi can be vegetarian, raw fish, cooked fish...doesn't seem like you know what is even. Way to be

 i don't think this sentence really makes much sense. i don't know if you meant that sushi can't be vegetarian. i'm not sure.

but there are definitely sushi rolls that contain only vegetables. and although some people might stick their nose up at this and say it isn't real sushi. i really don't care. you can have you fish, cooked or uncooked. i like my vegetarian rolls.

I just buy my own sushi-grade Yellowfin and eat sashimi at home with a little ponzu sauce.

Others, of course, are free to eat whatever they choose to eat without my ranting at them in a Food forum post.

=^..^= MOLLY

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