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Can someone tell me what the stuff next to the Wasabi is?<br><br><img alt="" src="http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j342/listentobrianeno/SAM_0692.jpg?t=1299286663" style="border:0px solid;">
 

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Pickled ginger, Baby! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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Ha. Good to know. I ordered sushi for the first time tonight and even though I KNOW the people at this restaurant know what I do and do not eat I got it home and thought "is that fish?" Didn't smell like it but I wasn't going to find out. Thanks!
 

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Yep, ginger. I always give it to my boyfriend. Eww <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 

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Ginger is delicious! It's great on sushi or in between bites to cleanse your pallete, and supposedly it's great for digestion and also has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory propreties.<br><br>
What I heard was that ginger was traditionally served with fish based sushi because it helps in case of food poisoning and eases an upset stomach, which would be useful I guess when eating raw possibly not properly refrigerated flesh. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"><br><br>
But hey, with veggie sushi you get all of the health benefits with none of the grossness, that's just swell. Also, thanks to this thread I desperately want some avocado roll... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/drool.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":drool:">
 

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it's really good <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Well I will have to try it next time.<br><br>
This time I went with a vegetable roll to see what I liked and what I didn't. Next time I will definitely get the avocado roll. That was the only thing I REALLY liked. Also learned that I do not care for Wasabi. Tried a little bit but almost choked on it and had to spit it out.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>dividedsky</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2829685"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Well I will have to try it next time.<br><br>
This time I went with a vegetable roll to see what I liked and what I didn't. Next time I will definitely get the avocado roll. That was the only thing I REALLY liked. Also learned that I do not care for Wasabi. Tried a little bit but almost choked on it and had to spit it out.</div>
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Yeah, wasabi is POWERFUL stuff, it gets right into your sinuses. I used to just avoid it because I'm sensitive to spicy things but now I've learned to appreciate putting a tiny little dab on each piece. My boyfriend is crazy for the stuff though, he spreads it on so thick I don't know how his head doesn't explode. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 

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did you eat sushi with wasabi or the wasabi by itself? the latter would be pretty bad and would make me gag too
 

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By itself, lol. I wanted to try it before I put it on the sushi. Bad idea. I love spicy stuff but this had a real horseradish taste that I didn't like at all.
 

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Take a TINY pea or smaller size of it, mix it with soy sauce until it forms a paste, add in lemon juice if you want and dip the sushi in it, then lay a piece of ginger over it and pop the whole thing in your mouth. Give it a try.
 

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Will do. I'll probably get the avocado tomorrow..it was really good. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Ha. Good to know. I ordered sushi for the first time tonight and even though I KNOW the people at this restaurant know what I do and do not eat I got it home and thought "is that fish?" Didn't smell like it but I wasn't going to find out. Thanks!</div>
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I never knew what it was either and assumed it was fish. I'm glad you posted this. I'm not really a fan of sushi and hardly ever eat it but I've always wondered what that pink stuff was! Never would've guessed it was ginger.
 

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id never seen the ginger look like that until i went into a new sushi place a few weeks ago. i'll agree that it freaked me out. i figured it was ginger as the sushi had a (v) under the name in the shop, but i made an omni friend test it out haha.<br><br>
i hate wasabi too. now, i love spicy foods but that sinus feeling is just wrong. i want to try to learn to like it but not doing so well haha
 

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I <i>love</i> me some ginger. I almost always ask for extra.<br><br>
I like wasabi, too, but anything more than a tiny bit of it totally overpowers the taste of whatever you're eating it with.<br><br>
Damn...now I want some sushi.
 

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Mmmm, sushi...<br><br>
Now I have a craving to go to this great Japanese place in Boston called Fugakyu <i>(Ed. Note - tee hee hee... fugakyu...)</i> and get their "Pine-Tato Maki." It's got fried sweet potato and grilled pineapple. HOLY HELL is that stuff good.
 

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I always wondered too! I haven't had sushi since going veggie but i tried it once and hated it.
 

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1-That's not <span style="text-decoration:underline;">real</span> Wasabi-it's horseradish mixed with mustard & food colouring-do a web search if you don't believe me.<br><br>
Real Wasabi is grown where I live and in a few other places in the Americas I find it somewhat underwhelming.<br><br>
2-a larger question is why is someone who's an avowed vegetarian eating in a Sushi Bar?<br><br>
Do you not know that almost everything is made with <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dashi" target="_blank">Dashi</a>?<br><br>
Real Japanese vegetarian is not at all common-I've had it and it's great but any place that's just pumping out rolls of various kinds is not nearly vegetarian no matter what they tell you.
 

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1-That's not <span style="text-decoration:underline;">real</span> Wasabi-it's horseradish mixed with mustard & food colouring-do a web search if you don't believe me.<br><br>
Real Wasabi is grown where I live and in a few other places in the Americas I find it somewhat underwhelming.</div>
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Ok.<br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
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a larger question is why is someone who's an avowed vegetarian eating in a Sushi Bar?<br><br>
Do you not know that almost everything is made with <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dashi" target="_blank">Dashi</a>?<br><br>
Real Japanese vegetarian is not at all common-I've had it and it's great but any place that's just pumping out rolls of various kinds is not nearly vegetarian no matter what they tell you.</div>
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Never heard of this. Apparently no one else in this thread has either?
 
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