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Sushi: Danger Or Delight?  
User currently offlineGoallegheny From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 340 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 970 times:

Or both? What do people think about the risks of contracting Hepatitis (B?) or other diseases from sushi (raw fish, not the oysters). I love it, I never have gotten sick, but I also only eat it half a dozen times per year. Is the risk worse than it was a few years ago, even from reputable restaurants? My wife won't let our 8 year old son eat any, and he loves the stuff too. I know that raw fish can, in general, be more toxic to the young and elderly, and I am neither. Data and opinions, please!

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User currently offlineMcringring From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 943 times:

I hear Chad Thomas chows more fish than any of the Grands Rapids Roughnecks. And he's doing just fine...

User currently offlineZeus01 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 744 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 936 times:

I love sushi. I eat it from the epicurian grocer near MSP. THey got lots of guys that make it fresh. I used to eat it frequently, but not so much anymore.

User currently offlineIlyushin96M From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2609 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 930 times:

I have honestly never thought about any risk involved in eating sushi. I always have it at reputable restaurants. However, I have heard of people having sushi at restaurants where it was not properly stored and/or prepared, and they got VERY sick as a result.

I don't think there is a significant risk in eating raw fish, otherwise sushi bars and restaurants would be shut down all over the place. The only severe risk is in eating fugu, which is specially-prepared puffer fish, but that's a different thing altogether. Aparently, puffer must be cleaned immediately after being killed - the liver and gall bladder must be removed quickly, because they contain a poison that spreads very quickly throught the flesh after the fish dies. Fugu is considered a great delicacy, both for its flavour and for the thrill of eating something potentially so poisonous. However, eating improperly-prepared fugu results in paralysis and death every time.


User currently offlineSophiemaltese From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 2064 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 922 times:

Love it, love it, love it!!!

User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16245 posts, RR: 56
Reply 5, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 911 times:

Ya, I love it. Great snack food at home or on the subway, wherever. Never been sick.


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User currently offlineLortab 7.5mg From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 805 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 902 times:

It's okay, though I prefer other types of Japanese food.

User currently offlinePROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5628 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 899 times:

Sushi is actually an excellent source of protein - not so much from the sushi itself, but from the live worms in the sushi  Smile


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User currently offlineLH423 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 6501 posts, RR: 54
Reply 8, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 890 times:

I love Sushi. Never think about getting sick when I eat it. If I do, I do. C'est la vie!

LH423



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User currently offlineSAS23 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 876 times:

Love both sushi and sashimi. Have eaten it all over the world and never once had any problems. I also love Steak Tarare!

User currently offlineJt8d727 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 868 times:

.. Sushi=Catfood



User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29791 posts, RR: 58
Reply 11, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 858 times:

Ok. I have a question.

What is exactly the difference between sushi and sashimi?

Are they from different regions or what???



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User currently offlinePROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5628 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 855 times:

Ok. I have a question.
What is exactly the difference between sushi and sashimi?
Are they from different regions or what???


"Sushi" does not mean raw fish, but the special rice upon which raw fish is often served. "Sashimi" means raw fish.
What this means in menu terms is that raw fish served on rice is called sushi, while raw fish served on a plate and not on top of rice is called sashimi.



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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29791 posts, RR: 58
Reply 13, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 851 times:

Ok cool. I was wondering about that.

On a side note, They tend to fake Sushi up here. Instead of raw fish in the California Rolls they will substitude a bit of smoked salmon.



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User currently offlinePUnmuth@VIE From Austria, joined Aug 2000, 4163 posts, RR: 54
Reply 14, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 839 times:

Sushi?? Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm Best fast food Big grin
Peter



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User currently offlineJETPILOT From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3130 posts, RR: 29
Reply 15, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 815 times:

California roll on the east coast does not contain raw fish.

The California roll I'm used to contains cooked crab, avocado, seaweed, rice and masago.

Also smoked salmon IS raw fish. Smoking doesnt cook it.

There is nothing better than sushi to eat. I'm an addict.

I love salmon sashimi, uni w/quail egg, hamachi, eel...  Big thumbs up

JET



User currently offlineAirplanetire From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1809 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 809 times:

I absolutely love sushi! What a wonderful food! I haven't found a kind I don't like yet and I've tried a lot of different kinds. I've never really though about the risk in eating it. I've never gotten sick from it though, so I'm not too worried.

User currently offlineAir Taiwan From Australia, joined Dec 1999, 1518 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 791 times:

You guys should try sushi in Japan... it's 100 times better!!!

Now I think about it every day!!~~~~

Jimmy


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29791 posts, RR: 58
Reply 18, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 781 times:

Hey Jet, Smoking can cook salmon but it depends at what temperture you do it at.

But cold smoking, I think produces a better product.



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User currently offlineJETPILOT From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3130 posts, RR: 29
Reply 19, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 779 times:

L-188: True.... I was thinking of Lox.... which is cold smoked.

No question cold smoking salmon is better.

JET


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29791 posts, RR: 58
Reply 20, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 777 times:

Yeah, but I am not a fan of Lox.

The best stuff is Alder smoked over the long term, Nice and hard and very carmelized.

Damm. I need fishing season to start Pissed



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User currently offlineJETPILOT From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3130 posts, RR: 29
Reply 21, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 776 times:

If your worried about hepatitis don't eat out at all.

A well cooked hamburger can be contaminated by someone touching it after practicing bad hygien in the bathroom.

As solace... I eat raw fish 2 to 3 times a week.

Had it tonight as a matter of fact.

The only real potential is for parasite contamination. But I've never heard of it.

JET


User currently offlineJETPILOT From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3130 posts, RR: 29
Reply 22, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 774 times:

Not a fan of hot fresh bagels, cream cheese, and Nova Scotia lox???? :-0

Can't be true...... Say it isn't so.

JET


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29791 posts, RR: 58
Reply 23, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 772 times:

Yuck, Farmed Raised Atlantic Salmon. Nasty, Nasty, Nasty. I refuse to buy it myself.

But lets leave the subject on how the B.C. Government is going to destroy the wild stocks of pacific salmon by increasing the number of Atlantic salmon farms for another topic.

As far as Bagels go.....put that under advantages of working the hours that I do.

I get off at work at 7 and by the time I get to the grocery store on the way home they have just put the fresh bagels out....YUM YUM YUM.



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User currently offlinePROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5628 posts, RR: 5
Reply 24, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 764 times:

As solace... I eat raw fish 2 to 3 times a week.
Had it tonight as a matter of fact.
The only real potential is for parasite contamination. But I've never heard of it.


Tuna is said to be the safest form of sushi from a parasite standpoint. Salmon, on the other hand, is the wormiest.



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25 JETPILOT : Tuna is full of mercury and dioxin.... so I guess you can't win. JET
26 JAL : Not my favourite food but it does taste good.
27 Goallegheny : Thanks for the replies. If my stepson gets sick I'll blame airliners.net. (And I agree about the farm-raised salmon; bad idea, bad fish, bad for the g
28 Swissgabe : SUSHI is GREAT! Every food can be bad when you get it in the wrong restaurant or if the food is too old. Especially in Japan in in most of the good Su
29 Paulc : I do not eat any form of seafood - cooked or uncooked. The smell of fish just turns my stomach. Have also avoided food poisoning by doing this.
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