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How Old Were You When You First Tasted Raw Fish Sushi?

  

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Named my kid after a salmon pool on the river Tweed : aka Maxwell. This should give you a hint as to the Mrs' fondness of smoked salmon.

I like it a lot but not everyday.

BTW OP, I have never tasted un-raw fish sushi, how is that?

Smoked salmon sushi is rather common. Also veggie sushi. It's like sushi without the raw fish, not too hard to imagine.

Ok ok mate, just like non-alcohol beer is still beer. Why don't you a poll like...

When you think of the word sushi what comes to mind?

1 - Raw fish rolled up in rice and seaweed.

2 - Veggie pieces rolled up in rice and seaweed.

:)

I believe you guys are talking about the ever-popular "California Sushi?" Great for us raw-fish-haters who have to be "one of the boys" when going out to eat Japanese. :D

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I lived in California for decades and not once did I hear vegetarian sushi referred to as California sushi. Oy vey!

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I lived in California for decades and not once did I hear vegetarian sushi referred to as California sushi. Oy vey!

Well see how educational reading ThaiVisa can be? :)

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I lived in California for decades and not once did I hear vegetarian sushi referred to as California sushi. Oy vey!

Well see how educational reading ThaiVisa can be? :)

Not really. As I don't accept the term "California sushi" as vegetarian sushi and neither does google apparently, as you won't find any top hits on California sushi that refer to that misguided meaning.

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I lived in California for decades and not once did I hear vegetarian sushi referred to as California sushi. Oy vey!

Well see how educational reading ThaiVisa can be? :D

Not really. As I don't accept the term "California sushi" as vegetarian sushi and neither does google apparently, as you won't find any top hits on California sushi that refer to that misguided meaning.

Sorry your personal experience and research skills are so limited.

The term has been used on the West Coast (USA and Canada) for over 20 years. For example, it's on the menu in most Seattle and Vancouver Japanese restaurants.

A Google search shows over 41,000 websites, and even two videos showing you how to make it. Sometimes also called "California Roll" and sometimes contains cooked crab meat, but never raw seafood.

Jingthing, you're a smart guy, but you don't know everything...yet. Keep working on it though. :)

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You're joking, right? California Roll is NOT vegetarian!!! Of course I know what California roll is, dude. It is popular in California and globally. The point I don't agree with is that the term "California sushi" (NOT CALIFORNIA ROLL) means vegetarian sushi. Yes, you could make ANY sushi type veggie, including a California Roll, but the STANDARD California Roll is most certainly not vegetarian. Give it up, you are embarrassing yourself. The part that makes it California even though again the standard version is not veggie is the avocado or wiki says in some countries mango, but in my book avocado is a must.

Typical Cali roll shown, with avocado, fake crab meat (which is fish which is not a vegetable) and fish eggs (not a vegetable)

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You're joking, right? California Roll is NOT vegetarian!!! Of course I know what California roll is, dude. It is popular in California and globally. The point I don't agree with is that the term "California sushi" (NOT CALIFORNIA ROLL) means vegetarian sushi. Yes, you could make ANY sushi type veggie, including a California Roll, but the STANDARD California Roll is most certainly not vegetarian. Give it up, you are embarrassing yourself. (California Roll MUST have avocado in it.)

If you knew what California roll was then you'd know it's also-popular alternate name. (Now who is embarrassing themselves?)

In the late 1960's the Tokyo Kaikan restaurant in your native California then featured one of the first sushi bars in Los Angeles. Ichiro Mashita, a sushi chef at the Kaikan, began substituting avocado for tuna (toro) and after further experimentation, the California roll (or "California Sushi") was born. It's main contribution was to pacify the palates of those who did not like raw seafood.

And your point about avocado MUST being in it? Sorry, avocado is not a meat. Duh. Research it.

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It is NOT vegetarian. I never mentioned the raw fish part of it. You think you've won an argument of your OWN design. I was never involved in that one. What I objected to was the falsehood that California sushi means vegetarian sushi. You can't prove that wrong because it isn't wrong. You are annoying me now. Next ...

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Jingthing is correct. California rolls always have crab (or fish masquerading as crab) and many places (in Thailand) substitute cucumber for avocado, but that is not the real thing.

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OK OK! If UG, TV's Culinary Officionado, objects, then :)

I'm gonna take my California-Vegetarian-Sushi-Roll-etc. and go over to the corner to sulk.

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OK OK! If UG, TV's Culinary Officionado, objects, then :)

I'm gonna take my California-Vegetarian-Sushi-Roll-etc. and go over to the corner to sulk.

No biggie. I am wrong sometimes too. Its best to concede earlier though. Otherwise, what's going on, a pissing contest?

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Jingthing is correct. California rolls always have crab (or fish masquerading as crab) and many places (in Thailand) substitute cucumber for avocado, but that is not the real thing.

Yeah, avocado is expensive here, but really to me they're not worth eating without the cado. They should call them Cheap Charlie Thai rolls instead.

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OK OK! If UG, TV's Culinary Officionado, objects, then :)

I'm gonna take my California-Vegetarian-Sushi-Roll-etc. and go over to the corner to sulk.

No biggie. I am wrong sometimes too. Its best to concede earlier though. Otherwise, what's going on, a pissing contest?

I don't concede until I'm convinced. So, I would think my timing is my business, not yours.

Incidentally, when someone apologizes, it shows a mature attitude not to keep stomping on them. But some have a need to keep at it... Why don't you just put me on "ignore" like you threatened today in a PM to me, in which you also called my arguments "trivial" and "fishing" for an argument? Then you could relax. :D

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... Why don't you just put me on "ignore" ...

done

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... Why don't you just put me on "ignore" ...

done

The ultimate pain-reliever! :)

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