Mawkish1983 wrote:I just tried sushi for the first time this morning, for breakfast.
Smells a bit off but it tastes great!
You should clarify what you mean by sushi. The English term and the Japanese term have two different meanings. In Japanese, sushi includes any dish made with vinegared rice and other ingredients. But what is generally called sushi in "English" is actually a certain specific kind of sushi. So far, in western restaurants, you usually just see makizushi, although I've had Nigiri-zushi too, buying sushi platters before from the grocery store and Sam's Club.
For the different kinds see here:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sushi
I like all different kinds of maki rolls. My favorite is the Chef Yamamoto roll: cream cheese, tuna, crabmeat, avocado.
Strangely, although I have never found a maki roll I dislike, on the other hand, I also have yet to find a kind of Nigiri-zushi that I actually like. The big piece of raw fish on top always tastes rubbery. It tastes better if it's a small piece, hidden with a maki roll.
Lots of wasabi is great too. Sushi tastes best when smothered in wasabi, then dipped in soy sauce.
By the way, any Buddhists who are concerned about the environment might want to avoid sushi with tuna in it, since the popularity of sushi is threatening the existence of bluefin tuna around the world.
Also, supposedly it's not too difficult to make sushi yourself. A while ago, my mom bought me some book + kit, because she knew how much I liked it. I never used it, but it seemed easy enough.