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Posted 18 September 2016 - 10:45 AM

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View Postsullysue, on 15 September 2016 - 01:58 PM, said:

This is a ridiculous thing to complain about, but I'm gonna anyway.

I dropped ONE chopstick on the floor here at work right after opening them. This floor is beyond disgusting, never gets vacuumed. So, the five second rule doesn't apply. I let out a very audible, NOOOOOO!!!! :rage: Eating sushi with a fork was weird, like on another plane of consciousness weird. And, it was one of those super flimsy, sub-plastic, mega cheap things from our break room, which made it worse somehow. I'll always grab a back up pair of chopsticks from now on.

I've had to eat sushi with a fork a couple of times out of necessity, like you had to do today. You might as well be eating a waffle. It just isn't sushi without chopsticks.
Incorrect!!! ;)
Really though, just use your hands. Many say that the "proper" way IS to use your hands. Chopsticks are for something else:
https://blog.gaijinp...the-proper-way/
I was going to say that but ...

In the late seventies I worked with a former Marine who had been stationed in Okinawa.  He was the one who introduced me to sushi.  There was a Japanese restaurant on 55th Street in NYC we used to go all the time that had a sushi bar.  We always used our hands to eat it.
All I can say is this: in the hundreds of sushi restaurants I've eaten at here in Japan, not once have I seen anyone use their hands. Not a single time. And I've lived here over a decade. However, a few times at house parties, I've noticed people using their hands. If you ask people about this they'll TELL you that it's ok to use your hands...but THEY never do it themselves.

Viewing the things in my life that I have, I believe that hands were probably the FIRST utensil used for the ingesting of sushi.  I was taught by a missionary that lived about 10 years in Japan that hands were used a LOT for ingesting foods of MANY variety's.  I learned a LOT from this lady...I even have a picture of her somewhere...it was DEFINITELY a  'publicity' photo of her in a Kimono [white] and she WAS a 'looker' even to an eight year old boy!  Being an inquisitive kid, I asked her about this, and she said sometimes people used their hands to take food to their mouths, after vigorous cleansing, of course!  Summer of '66 was when I met her...She was on a tour of Nazarene churches in the area, and staying at a cottage in the local grounds of the Church of the Nazarene in Michigan...she had us over for Sukiyaki, which she prepared.  Each person got a small bowl which contained a raw egg, which to dipped the meat and other ingredients in before placing in your mouth, but she gave us spoons to eat with, we being 'normal' western hemisphere folk.  One of the reasons I know this is the habit of making rice sort of sticky for easier scooping from the bowl to the mouth of poorer folks who didn't have a lot of $ for dishes or utensils.
Any ways, that's MY experience, take it for what it's worth.

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Posted 18 September 2016 - 10:58 AM

View Postsullysue, on 15 September 2016 - 01:58 PM, said:

This is a ridiculous thing to complain about, but I'm gonna anyway.

I dropped ONE chopstick on the floor here at work right after opening them. This floor is beyond disgusting, never gets vacuumed. So, the five second rule doesn't apply. I let out a very audible, NOOOOOO!!!! :rage: Eating sushi with a fork was weird, like on another plane of consciousness weird. And, it was one of those super flimsy, sub-plastic, mega cheap things from our break room, which made it worse somehow. I'll always grab a back up pair of chopsticks from now on.

(MOD EDIT: This convo started in the "What pissed you off today?" thread in RS, and while it started as a thing to complain about, it turned into a legit convo about sushi and chopsticks. And since we didn't have a sushi thread in the food section, splitting this off into a new thread seemed like a good idea..)
Use your hands(fingers) An old girlfriend was Japanese and a lot of the stuff was eaten with the hands, which was weird to me since I generally don't touch my food because I'm apparently a pizza cutting freak :)

But it's fine to eat with hands, except sashimi.

And god I love Sushi. I wouldn't touch it until I got into college and dated this girl, then I fell in love with the stuff. The preconception always was that sushi  is raw and people still have that silly idea. Most isn't.

Watching their faces while I was trying to learn to use chopsticks was entertaining. You'd think they'd never tried teaching a dog to eat with a fork or something :)

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Posted 18 September 2016 - 10:58 AM

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View Postsullysue, on 15 September 2016 - 01:58 PM, said:

This is a ridiculous thing to complain about, but I'm gonna anyway.

I dropped ONE chopstick on the floor here at work right after opening them. This floor is beyond disgusting, never gets vacuumed. So, the five second rule doesn't apply. I let out a very audible, NOOOOOO!!!! :rage: Eating sushi with a fork was weird, like on another plane of consciousness weird. And, it was one of those super flimsy, sub-plastic, mega cheap things from our break room, which made it worse somehow. I'll always grab a back up pair of chopsticks from now on.

I've had to eat sushi with a fork a couple of times out of necessity, like you had to do today. You might as well be eating a waffle. It just isn't sushi without chopsticks.
Incorrect!!! ;)
Really though, just use your hands. Many say that the "proper" way IS to use your hands. Chopsticks are for something else:
https://blog.gaijinp...the-proper-way/
I was going to say that but ...

In the late seventies I worked with a former Marine who had been stationed in Okinawa.  He was the one who introduced me to sushi.  There was a Japanese restaurant on 55th Street in NYC we used to go all the time that had a sushi bar.  We always used our hands to eat it.
All I can say is this: in the hundreds of sushi restaurants I've eaten at here in Japan, not once have I seen anyone use their hands. Not a single time. And I've lived here over a decade. However, a few times at house parties, I've noticed people using their hands. If you ask people about this they'll TELL you that it's ok to use your hands...but THEY never do it themselves.

Viewing the things in my life that I have, I believe that hands were probably the FIRST utensil used for the ingesting of sushi.  I was taught by a missionary that lived about 10 years in Japan that hands were used a LOT for ingesting foods of MANY variety's.  I learned a LOT from this lady...I even have a picture of her somewhere...it was DEFINITELY a  'publicity' photo of her in a Kimono [white] and she WAS a 'looker' even to an eight year old boy!  Being an inquisitive kid, I asked her about this, and she said sometimes people used their hands to take food to their mouths, after vigorous cleansing, of course!  Summer of '66 was when I met her...She was on a tour of Nazarene churches in the area, and staying at a cottage in the local grounds of the Church of the Nazarene in Michigan...she had us over for Sukiyaki, which she prepared.  Each person got a small bowl which contained a raw egg, which to dipped the meat and other ingredients in before placing in your mouth, but she gave us spoons to eat with, we being 'normal' western hemisphere folk.  One of the reasons I know this is the habit of making rice sort of sticky for easier scooping from the bowl to the mouth of poorer folks who didn't have a lot of $ for dishes or utensils.
Any ways, that's MY experience, take it for what it's worth.

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Can't remember if I said this earlier in this thread but I think the use of chopsticks more than hands when eating sushi is relatively new (at least 30-40 years? That's my guess). Timeline-wise, this would fit your story ORF.  I've been here since 2001 so I've got my experience of NOT seeing hands being used all that often. I asked my Japanese wife about this topic tonight actually and she said she doesn't like to eat sushi with her hands ((she half jokingly said "I don't trust my hands")) and can't remember the last time she did. And she's in her mid 40s. The only people I've seen eating sushi with their hands were middle aged-elderly Japanese men. This also would fit with the timeline.

Sushi & sashimi were part of tonight's dinner. Chopsticks were used.

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Posted 18 September 2016 - 11:46 AM

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 18 September 2016 - 10:58 AM, said:

View PostOldRUSHfan, on 18 September 2016 - 10:45 AM, said:

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 15 September 2016 - 06:17 PM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 15 September 2016 - 06:13 PM, said:

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 15 September 2016 - 06:04 PM, said:

View Post1-0-0-1-0-0-1, on 15 September 2016 - 02:57 PM, said:

View Postsullysue, on 15 September 2016 - 01:58 PM, said:

This is a ridiculous thing to complain about, but I'm gonna anyway.

I dropped ONE chopstick on the floor here at work right after opening them. This floor is beyond disgusting, never gets vacuumed. So, the five second rule doesn't apply. I let out a very audible, NOOOOOO!!!! :rage: Eating sushi with a fork was weird, like on another plane of consciousness weird. And, it was one of those super flimsy, sub-plastic, mega cheap things from our break room, which made it worse somehow. I'll always grab a back up pair of chopsticks from now on.

I've had to eat sushi with a fork a couple of times out of necessity, like you had to do today. You might as well be eating a waffle. It just isn't sushi without chopsticks.
Incorrect!!! ;)
Really though, just use your hands. Many say that the "proper" way IS to use your hands. Chopsticks are for something else:
https://blog.gaijinp...the-proper-way/
I was going to say that but ...

In the late seventies I worked with a former Marine who had been stationed in Okinawa.  He was the one who introduced me to sushi.  There was a Japanese restaurant on 55th Street in NYC we used to go all the time that had a sushi bar.  We always used our hands to eat it.
All I can say is this: in the hundreds of sushi restaurants I've eaten at here in Japan, not once have I seen anyone use their hands. Not a single time. And I've lived here over a decade. However, a few times at house parties, I've noticed people using their hands. If you ask people about this they'll TELL you that it's ok to use your hands...but THEY never do it themselves.

Viewing the things in my life that I have, I believe that hands were probably the FIRST utensil used for the ingesting of sushi.  I was taught by a missionary that lived about 10 years in Japan that hands were used a LOT for ingesting foods of MANY variety's.  I learned a LOT from this lady...I even have a picture of her somewhere...it was DEFINITELY a  'publicity' photo of her in a Kimono [white] and she WAS a 'looker' even to an eight year old boy!  Being an inquisitive kid, I asked her about this, and she said sometimes people used their hands to take food to their mouths, after vigorous cleansing, of course!  Summer of '66 was when I met her...She was on a tour of Nazarene churches in the area, and staying at a cottage in the local grounds of the Church of the Nazarene in Michigan...she had us over for Sukiyaki, which she prepared.  Each person got a small bowl which contained a raw egg, which to dipped the meat and other ingredients in before placing in your mouth, but she gave us spoons to eat with, we being 'normal' western hemisphere folk.  One of the reasons I know this is the habit of making rice sort of sticky for easier scooping from the bowl to the mouth of poorer folks who didn't have a lot of $ for dishes or utensils.
Any ways, that's MY experience, take it for what it's worth.

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Can't remember if I said this earlier in this thread but I think the use of chopsticks more than hands when eating sushi is relatively new (at least 30-40 years? That's my guess). Timeline-wise, this would fit your story ORF.  I've been here since 2001 so I've got my experience of NOT seeing hands being used all that often. I asked my Japanese wife about this topic tonight actually and she said she doesn't like to eat sushi with her hands ((she half jokingly said "I don't trust my hands")) and can't remember the last time she did. And she's in her mid 40s. The only people I've seen eating sushi with their hands were middle aged-elderly Japanese men. This also would fit with the timeline.

Sushi & sashimi were part of tonight's dinner. Chopsticks were used.

I agree!  Hands would seem to be an older habit as opposed to a newer one....but even today, when I see a documentary of older, more rural people, they seem to use their hands more, probably, like I said because of $ situation I would think.  I just WISH I could experience Asia the way you have!  My brother was in the Army stationed in Japan in the late '50s early '60s, and brought back lots of 'nick nacks' (almost a WIFE from Japan!)

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Posted 18 September 2016 - 07:06 PM

View PostOldRUSHfan, on 18 September 2016 - 11:46 AM, said:

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 18 September 2016 - 10:58 AM, said:

View PostOldRUSHfan, on 18 September 2016 - 10:45 AM, said:

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 15 September 2016 - 06:17 PM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 15 September 2016 - 06:13 PM, said:

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View Post1-0-0-1-0-0-1, on 15 September 2016 - 02:57 PM, said:

View Postsullysue, on 15 September 2016 - 01:58 PM, said:

This is a ridiculous thing to complain about, but I'm gonna anyway.

I dropped ONE chopstick on the floor here at work right after opening them. This floor is beyond disgusting, never gets vacuumed. So, the five second rule doesn't apply. I let out a very audible, NOOOOOO!!!! :rage: Eating sushi with a fork was weird, like on another plane of consciousness weird. And, it was one of those super flimsy, sub-plastic, mega cheap things from our break room, which made it worse somehow. I'll always grab a back up pair of chopsticks from now on.

I've had to eat sushi with a fork a couple of times out of necessity, like you had to do today. You might as well be eating a waffle. It just isn't sushi without chopsticks.
Incorrect!!! ;)
Really though, just use your hands. Many say that the "proper" way IS to use your hands. Chopsticks are for something else:
https://blog.gaijinp...the-proper-way/
I was going to say that but ...

In the late seventies I worked with a former Marine who had been stationed in Okinawa.  He was the one who introduced me to sushi.  There was a Japanese restaurant on 55th Street in NYC we used to go all the time that had a sushi bar.  We always used our hands to eat it.
All I can say is this: in the hundreds of sushi restaurants I've eaten at here in Japan, not once have I seen anyone use their hands. Not a single time. And I've lived here over a decade. However, a few times at house parties, I've noticed people using their hands. If you ask people about this they'll TELL you that it's ok to use your hands...but THEY never do it themselves.

Viewing the things in my life that I have, I believe that hands were probably the FIRST utensil used for the ingesting of sushi.  I was taught by a missionary that lived about 10 years in Japan that hands were used a LOT for ingesting foods of MANY variety's.  I learned a LOT from this lady...I even have a picture of her somewhere...it was DEFINITELY a  'publicity' photo of her in a Kimono [white] and she WAS a 'looker' even to an eight year old boy!  Being an inquisitive kid, I asked her about this, and she said sometimes people used their hands to take food to their mouths, after vigorous cleansing, of course!  Summer of '66 was when I met her...She was on a tour of Nazarene churches in the area, and staying at a cottage in the local grounds of the Church of the Nazarene in Michigan...she had us over for Sukiyaki, which she prepared.  Each person got a small bowl which contained a raw egg, which to dipped the meat and other ingredients in before placing in your mouth, but she gave us spoons to eat with, we being 'normal' western hemisphere folk.  One of the reasons I know this is the habit of making rice sort of sticky for easier scooping from the bowl to the mouth of poorer folks who didn't have a lot of $ for dishes or utensils.
Any ways, that's MY experience, take it for what it's worth.

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Can't remember if I said this earlier in this thread but I think the use of chopsticks more than hands when eating sushi is relatively new (at least 30-40 years? That's my guess). Timeline-wise, this would fit your story ORF.  I've been here since 2001 so I've got my experience of NOT seeing hands being used all that often. I asked my Japanese wife about this topic tonight actually and she said she doesn't like to eat sushi with her hands ((she half jokingly said "I don't trust my hands")) and can't remember the last time she did. And she's in her mid 40s. The only people I've seen eating sushi with their hands were middle aged-elderly Japanese men. This also would fit with the timeline.

Sushi & sashimi were part of tonight's dinner. Chopsticks were used.

I agree!  Hands would seem to be an older habit as opposed to a newer one....but even today, when I see a documentary of older, more rural people, they seem to use their hands more, probably, like I said because of $ situation I would think.  I just WISH I could experience Asia the way you have!  My brother was in the Army stationed in Japan in the late '50s early '60s, and brought back lots of 'nick nacks' (almost a WIFE from Japan!)

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Chopsticks use 60+ years ago might've been due to money situations but almost certainly not today. In rural areas today it would be due to the tradition of using hands and not because of funds. This makes sense because those rural areas are more traditional anyway. We can get chopsticks (though disposable) for free at supermarkets/convenience stores big and small, urban or rural. Only recently (1-2 years) did they stop automatically giving you free chopsticks at supermarkets and other places anytime you bought any deli type goods . Now they ask you if you want them. But you'll still get them for free if you say yes. Besides my drawer of chopsticks (half of which are only a buck a pair), I have another drawer full of my accumulated free chopsticks. I can't get rid of them! :lol:

Edited by JohnnyBlaze, 18 September 2016 - 07:09 PM.


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Posted 18 September 2016 - 08:14 PM

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 18 September 2016 - 07:06 PM, said:

Besides my drawer of chopsticks (half of which are only a buck a pair), I have another drawer full of my accumulated free chopsticks. I can't get rid of them! :lol:

https://www.thisoldh...uses-chopsticks

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Posted 18 September 2016 - 08:29 PM

View Postx1yyz, on 18 September 2016 - 08:14 PM, said:

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 18 September 2016 - 07:06 PM, said:

Besides my drawer of chopsticks (half of which are only a buck a pair), I have another drawer full of my accumulated free chopsticks. I can't get rid of them! :lol:

https://www.thisoldh...uses-chopsticks
Cool. I've done #6 and #7.
It never occurred to me to do #1 but the reason is probably because skewering/stabbing food with chopsticks is considered a bit rude.

Years ago when I was teaching a small group of 10-12 high school kids, I was introducing an English game but first we had to draw straws. I used disposable chopsticks instead of straws and wrote an "x" on the tip of one to symbolize the short straw. I'm not sure what those kids thought of that (I still really don't know; never bothered to ask anyone about it) but their reactions/expressions seemed slightly confused or muted. When we got to the game itself everything went fine and they were their usual cheerful selves. I didn't want to take the chance that using chopsticks in that way was rude or not so I never did it again.

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View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 18 September 2016 - 07:06 PM, said:

Besides my drawer of chopsticks (half of which are only a buck a pair), I have another drawer full of my accumulated free chopsticks. I can't get rid of them! :lol:

Chopsticks are a guitar player's best friend! Specifically, an electric guitar player who owns a tube amp. When a tube go bad it makes the amp sound crappy, and one way that they go bad is they become microphonic -- meaning, the tube itself is picking up unwanted noise and is sending that noise through the amp. You test the tube by tapping it, and you want something firm to tap it with, but not something so firm (like metal or plastic) that you could break the glass. A chopstick is perfect, and I keep a pair with my gear just for that purpose.

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View Post1-0-0-1-0-0-1, on 18 September 2016 - 08:33 PM, said:

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 18 September 2016 - 07:06 PM, said:

Besides my drawer of chopsticks (half of which are only a buck a pair), I have another drawer full of my accumulated free chopsticks. I can't get rid of them! :lol:

Chopsticks are a guitar player's best friend! Specifically, an electric guitar player who owns a tube amp. When a tube go bad it makes the amp sound crappy, and one way that they go bad is they become microphonic -- meaning, the tube itself is picking up unwanted noise and is sending that noise through the amp. You test the tube by tapping it, and you want something firm to tap it with, but not something so firm (like metal or plastic) that you could break the glass. A chopstick is perfect, and I keep a pair with my gear just for that purpose.
I have a Zithar. You can also use chopsticks to hammer the chords :)

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Posted 20 September 2016 - 09:16 AM

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View Postsullysue, on 15 September 2016 - 01:58 PM, said:

This is a ridiculous thing to complain about, but I'm gonna anyway.

I dropped ONE chopstick on the floor here at work right after opening them. This floor is beyond disgusting, never gets vacuumed. So, the five second rule doesn't apply. I let out a very audible, NOOOOOO!!!! :rage: Eating sushi with a fork was weird, like on another plane of consciousness weird. And, it was one of those super flimsy, sub-plastic, mega cheap things from our break room, which made it worse somehow. I'll always grab a back up pair of chopsticks from now on.

I've had to eat sushi with a fork a couple of times out of necessity, like you had to do today. You might as well be eating a waffle. It just isn't sushi without chopsticks.
Incorrect!!! ;)
Really though, just use your hands. Many say that the "proper" way IS to use your hands. Chopsticks are for something else:
https://blog.gaijinp...the-proper-way/
I was going to say that but ...

In the late seventies I worked with a former Marine who had been stationed in Okinawa.  He was the one who introduced me to sushi.  There was a Japanese restaurant on 55th Street in NYC we used to go all the time that had a sushi bar.  We always used our hands to eat it.
All I can say is this: in the hundreds of sushi restaurants I've eaten at here in Japan, not once have I seen anyone use their hands. Not a single time. And I've lived here over a decade. However, a few times at house parties, I've noticed people using their hands. If you ask people about this they'll TELL you that it's ok to use your hands...but THEY never do it themselves.

Viewing the things in my life that I have, I believe that hands were probably the FIRST utensil used for the ingesting of sushi.  I was taught by a missionary that lived about 10 years in Japan that hands were used a LOT for ingesting foods of MANY variety's.  I learned a LOT from this lady...I even have a picture of her somewhere...it was DEFINITELY a  'publicity' photo of her in a Kimono [white] and she WAS a 'looker' even to an eight year old boy!  Being an inquisitive kid, I asked her about this, and she said sometimes people used their hands to take food to their mouths, after vigorous cleansing, of course!  Summer of '66 was when I met her...She was on a tour of Nazarene churches in the area, and staying at a cottage in the local grounds of the Church of the Nazarene in Michigan...she had us over for Sukiyaki, which she prepared.  Each person got a small bowl which contained a raw egg, which to dipped the meat and other ingredients in before placing in your mouth, but she gave us spoons to eat with, we being 'normal' western hemisphere folk.  One of the reasons I know this is the habit of making rice sort of sticky for easier scooping from the bowl to the mouth of poorer folks who didn't have a lot of $ for dishes or utensils.
Any ways, that's MY experience, take it for what it's worth.

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Can't remember if I said this earlier in this thread but I think the use of chopsticks more than hands when eating sushi is relatively new (at least 30-40 years? That's my guess). Timeline-wise, this would fit your story ORF.  I've been here since 2001 so I've got my experience of NOT seeing hands being used all that often. I asked my Japanese wife about this topic tonight actually and she said she doesn't like to eat sushi with her hands ((she half jokingly said "I don't trust my hands")) and can't remember the last time she did. And she's in her mid 40s. The only people I've seen eating sushi with their hands were middle aged-elderly Japanese men. This also would fit with the timeline.

Sushi & sashimi were part of tonight's dinner. Chopsticks were used.

I agree!  Hands would seem to be an older habit as opposed to a newer one....but even today, when I see a documentary of older, more rural people, they seem to use their hands more, probably, like I said because of $ situation I would think.  I just WISH I could experience Asia the way you have!  My brother was in the Army stationed in Japan in the late '50s early '60s, and brought back lots of 'nick nacks' (almost a WIFE from Japan!)

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Chopsticks use 60+ years ago might've been due to money situations but almost certainly not today. In rural areas today it would be due to the tradition of using hands and not because of funds. This makes sense because those rural areas are more traditional anyway. We can get chopsticks (though disposable) for free at supermarkets/convenience stores big and small, urban or rural. Only recently (1-2 years) did they stop automatically giving you free chopsticks at supermarkets and other places anytime you bought any deli type goods . Now they ask you if you want them. But you'll still get them for free if you say yes. Besides my drawer of chopsticks (half of which are only a buck a pair), I have another drawer full of my accumulated free chopsticks. I can't get rid of them! :lol:

Cue the Song "Tradition!!!" from "Fiddler On The Roof"!!!  I agree with you on this as well!  I do a bunch of this stuff (tradition) myself....I'm a Taurus, and we're supposed to have strong ties with the past.....that's true with ME anyway! LOL

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Posted 22 September 2016 - 10:24 AM

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View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 16 September 2016 - 10:24 AM, said:

Sea urchin -- pretty gross


This! :goodone:

It's visually unappealing, and the texture is even worse. Maybe the most disgusting thing I've ever eaten.
Didn't we eat sushi together once?  And had sea urchin?

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Posted 22 September 2016 - 10:35 AM

View Postliquidcrystalcompass, on 22 September 2016 - 10:24 AM, said:

View Postsullysue, on 16 September 2016 - 11:13 AM, said:

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 16 September 2016 - 10:24 AM, said:

Sea urchin -- pretty gross


This! :goodone:

It's visually unappealing, and the texture is even worse. Maybe the most disgusting thing I've ever eaten.
Didn't we eat sushi together once?  And had sea urchin?

Yes, we did. And, yes, you are responsible for my worst culinary experience to date! :lol:

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Posted 22 September 2016 - 12:46 PM

View Postsullysue, on 22 September 2016 - 10:35 AM, said:

View Postliquidcrystalcompass, on 22 September 2016 - 10:24 AM, said:

View Postsullysue, on 16 September 2016 - 11:13 AM, said:

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 16 September 2016 - 10:24 AM, said:

Sea urchin -- pretty gross


This! :goodone:

It's visually unappealing, and the texture is even worse. Maybe the most disgusting thing I've ever eaten.
Didn't we eat sushi together once?  And had sea urchin?

Yes, we did. And, yes, you are responsible for my worst culinary experience to date! :lol:
:lol: I think I remember the server telling us it was really fresh.  I think I remember telling you that I didn't like it the last time I had it.  And I'll be damned if I didn't give it another shot.  I think I've had sea urchin three or four times and I don't think I'll ever get accustomed to it.  No doubt we had our share of sake that day.




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