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my boyfriend mentioned that he has a gift certificate to a japanese restaurant and that we should use it to get dinner there soon.<br><br><br><br>
i've never had japanese before. what vegan food could i probably get? is it similar to chinese?
 

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you might want to start with Amy's <a href="http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/showthread.php?t=52818" target="_blank">very helpful guide to eating out in Japanese restaurants</a><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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japanese and chinese are very different, yet similer. It depends on what you get. With japanese what you have to be most carefull about is they use fish in almost everything. So watch out for fish broth and stuff.
 

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It depends on the restaurant. Sometimes a sushi place will have veggie rolls with no animal stuff in them, sometimes not. I'd call ahead to ask. I'm fortunate in that there's a Japanese restaurant in my neighborhood that has a whole bunch of vegetarian options, with the vegan ones marked with a V, but I think that's pretty unusual. If worst comes to worse, you could always munch on edamame!
 

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Thanks, Isowish, you snuck in here before me and anticipated what I was going to post! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:">
 

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About an hour and a half away from us is a veg-friendly Asian restaurant. They have a vegetable sushi plate. I tried sushi for the first time a few months ago, and I liked it! I plan on getting sushi again in the future.
 

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<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nori" target="_blank">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nori</a><br><br><br><br>
Nori is the seaweed that is used to wrap fish and vegetables.
 

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Yes, I know that part. I really enjoy vegan sushi, or at least what I have thought was vegan... The link has a poster talking about fish being ground up *in* the nori, due to the fish being there when harvested. I can't find much further evidence of this really happening, though.
 

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There is probably about as much fish in nori as there are insects and field mice and other animals in grains and stuff, although I have nothing to base that on.
 
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