Life's too short to eat bad food - Me

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic - Arthur C. Clarke

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Is this our revenge for Pearl Harbor?

Anyone who knows anything about Sushi, knows that sushi is about the rice, not the toppings. The topping is variable and doesn't have to be fish, raw or otherwise. No less a personage than Ms. Asako Kishi, most famous as a regular judge on the original "Iron Chef". In her book Sushi: A Light and Right Diet, she suggest alternative toppings as diverse as canned smoked oysters, prosciutto, turkey, canned sardines and, well, Spam.

But this is just wrong. It is Sushi for a Sandra Lee/Rachael Ray world - not for mine!


ntsc said...

Minute Rice!

I think this out does the Semi by quite a bit.

Katy said...

I also think it's pretty ridiculous that half the rolls in Japanese restaurants in America have mayonnaise or cream cheese in them! Give me plain fish or simple veggies over that any day.

Scotty said...


I agree with you in spirit, but with a couple of caveats:

Mayo is used more in Japanese cuisine than you'd think - usually Kewpie brand, a mayo with a hit of MSG.

And, since Kishi-san approves of the use of luncheon meats, the fact that my favorite local cook does a riff on Beef on Weck (a local tradition: as a Beef on Weck Sushi Roll has to be respected!

But, on the whole, I agree. I want the simplicity of a slice of pristine fish on lovingly prepared rice. Or you can skip the rice 'cause I love Sashimi!

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