Adventure? Yup. It’s been easily over 10 years since I tried sushi and so, to bring my opinion of such foodstuffs up to date, we bought some (from the grocery) and had a little taste-bud adventure. I have determined that although I love spicy food from Cajun and Mexican descent, that I can leave Japanese wasabi well enough alone. It’s not that it’s too hot – I just don’t like the taste. I’ll try it again sometime to give it another go, but for now I think wasabi is yucky. 😛
I always thought sushi meant it included raw fish. Evidently that’s not strictly true, unless it’s just marketing to get more people to try it. The sampler package we bought actually stated ‘No raw fish’ – not that I saw that until we got it home. I ended up liking about 50% of what was in the mix. I didn’t care for anything mayonnaise or wasabi related. I also found the rice a bit too sweet, but copious dunkings into soy sauce balanced that out just fine.
This little foray into sushi may not strike most as ‘adventure’ but for a girl who took years to put hot fudge on ice cream, decided sour cream would not kill her by 20 years old, finally accepted broccoli as a food at around 23, but still won’t touch ketchup, mayo, or any other other condiment – well, sushi is like backpacking South America for my taste-buds. Even when I became vegetarian I had to learn to like vegetables. It’s a wonder I have strong teeth, bones, and decent skin considering most of my life’s diet up to my early 20s consisted of potatoes, carrots, Ramen noodles, and macaroni & cheese! I’ve eaten healthily for many years now, but sometimes I wonder how my body made it this far!
As for my blogging neglect for the better part of a week: I haven’t had much to say, and arguably, I still don’t, but I thought I’d better surface. I don’t like posting for the sake of getting something out there, so I didn’t post at all. I’ve been busy with studying and writing anyway, so I’m sure you’ll forgive me.
Off to do some more of that studying and writing now…