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Sushi: Danger Or Delight?

Thu May 09, 2002 11:09 am

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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RE: Sushi: Danger Or Delight?

Thu May 09, 2002 11:11 am

I hear Chad Thomas chows more fish than any of the Grands Rapids Roughnecks. And he's doing just fine...
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RE: Sushi: Danger Or Delight?

Thu May 09, 2002 11:12 am

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.
 
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RE: Sushi: Danger Or Delight?

Thu May 09, 2002 11:16 am

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.
 
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RE: Sushi: Danger Or Delight?

Thu May 09, 2002 11:23 am

Love it, love it, love it!!!
 
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RE: Sushi: Danger Or Delight?

Thu May 09, 2002 11:56 am

Ya, I love it. Great snack food at home or on the subway, wherever. Never been sick.
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RE: Sushi: Danger Or Delight?

Thu May 09, 2002 12:07 pm

It's okay, though I prefer other types of Japanese food.
 
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RE: Sushi: Danger Or Delight?

Thu May 09, 2002 12:27 pm

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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RE: Sushi: Danger Or Delight?

Thu May 09, 2002 1:02 pm

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

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RE: Sushi: Danger Or Delight?

Thu May 09, 2002 6:58 pm

Love both sushi and sashimi. Have eaten it all over the world and never once had any problems. I also love Steak Tarare!
 
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RE: Sushi: Danger Or Delight?

Thu May 09, 2002 8:43 pm

.. Sushi=Catfood

 
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RE: Sushi: Danger Or Delight?

Thu May 09, 2002 10:05 pm

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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RE: Sushi: Danger Or Delight?

Thu May 09, 2002 10:34 pm

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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RE: Sushi: Danger Or Delight?

Thu May 09, 2002 10:38 pm

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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RE: Sushi: Danger Or Delight?

Fri May 10, 2002 1:43 am

Sushi?? Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm Best fast food Big grin
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RE: Sushi: Danger Or Delight?

Fri May 10, 2002 8:36 am

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

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RE: Sushi: Danger Or Delight?

Fri May 10, 2002 10:25 am

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.
 
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RE: Sushi: Danger Or Delight?

Fri May 10, 2002 2:02 pm

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

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RE: Sushi: Danger Or Delight?

Fri May 10, 2002 4:18 pm

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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RE: Sushi: Danger Or Delight?

Fri May 10, 2002 4:26 pm

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

No question cold smoking salmon is better.

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RE: Sushi: Danger Or Delight?

Fri May 10, 2002 4:28 pm

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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RE: Sushi: Danger Or Delight?

Fri May 10, 2002 4:32 pm

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.

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RE: Sushi: Danger Or Delight?

Fri May 10, 2002 4:35 pm

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

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

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RE: Sushi: Danger Or Delight?

Fri May 10, 2002 4:40 pm

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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RE: Sushi: Danger Or Delight?

Fri May 10, 2002 10:03 pm

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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RE: Sushi: Danger Or Delight?

Fri May 10, 2002 10:09 pm

Tuna is full of mercury and dioxin.... so I guess you can't win.

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RE: Sushi: Danger Or Delight?

Fri May 10, 2002 10:44 pm

Not my favourite food but it does taste good.
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GoAllegheny
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RE: Sushi: Danger Or Delight?

Mon May 13, 2002 11:45 am

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 good wild-vaught stuff.)
 
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RE: Sushi: Danger Or Delight?

Tue May 14, 2002 5:19 pm

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 Sushi restaurant they will offer you fresh Sushi which of course also tastes much better...

My favorite is the "Sushi King" chain in Malaysia, it's that good and cheap over there!
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RE: Sushi: Danger Or Delight?

Tue May 14, 2002 5:56 pm

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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