Going Out For Sushi

5 Feb

So I was watching the Quincy episode of Chronicle the other night and saw the owners of Fuji 1546 being featured and it was right then and there while I was slugging down a bottle of Pino that I decided  I was going to start eating sushi. Big deal, right? Um, YEAH! Deciding to be a sushi eater is like deciding to be a vegan or deciding to join the peace corps, though on a much lower scale. Much, much lower. But yes, this IS  big deal to me, because I am probably the biggest baby when it comes to seafood. I mean, I used to eat fishsticks when I was like 5 years old, and I love me a tuna samich. But do those things even count as seafood? I just started really trying the past year to eat seafood. Ryan loves it, and so does everyone else. I can eat the fried stuff like fish and chips, but I feel like even that isn’t actual seafood. You can really throw anything in a deep frier and make it delicious. The number one thing about seafood that skeeves me out is the smell of seafood. Fishy, but I guess that’s because it’s fish. The second thing about seafood that skeeves me out is the texture. Slimy, used to have scales, sometimes has tentacles and a shell. All around ickiness..

But I need to grow up and get over this shit. I am 25, almost 26 years old and I refuse to let my fear of seafood define me. Plus going out for sushi is all the rage now. I even feel like my friends that eat sushi are in a different category of friends. There are friends you can go out for beers with, friends you can go out for coffee with, friends you can go shopping with, and friends you can go out for sushi with. As someone who considers herself to be a social being, I need to be able to go out for everything with everyone. I need to be a “goes out for sushi” girl. I also categorize my “go out for sushi” friends with “friends who listen to good music” as well as “friends who dress good”. Why? I don’t know, because I am fucking ridiculous, but you have to admit that it is a little bit true. Don’t your “go out for sushi friends” know about all those obscure alternative bands? Don’t they dress ahead of the current fashions? They do, even if you disagree and even if they deny this (they sometimes will deny because sushi eaters are sometimes hipsters who don’t like to admit to liking the new “it- things”). Google “new alternative music” and ask them if they’ve heard of a certain band next time you see them. Anyways, I know what you’re thinking: “You are ridiculous for thinking so much into raw fish and alternative music, you silly, silly bitch”. But going out for sushi is more than eating raw fish. It’s a fucking culture. And as a cultured ass bitch, I don’t like to be left behind.

I have my very first sushi date with a friend on Thursday at Fuji 1546 (so excited, I am totally “in”!). I’ll update you on my sushi experience on Friday morning. In the mean time, I will be trying to prep my mind for raw fish eating. If you have any advice for my first sushi order, hit a girl up! I don’t want to have to down an entire Scorpion Bowl just to get through this. I want to down an entire Scorpion Bowl based on my lush status, not on my inability to try new things while sober. You know what I mean? I know what I mean. If Doug Funny can try sushi, I can try sushi. And LIKE it!


Did I really just call myself a cultured ass bitch? Because I’ve never been outside the US, order cheeseburgers 9 out of 10 times I go out to dinner, and rotate between the same 3 cardigans. Cultured as FUCK.


7 Responses to “Going Out For Sushi”

  1. Kristen (@kristenzem) February 5, 2013 at 3:57 pm #

    If you’re going to try sushi anywhere it’s got to be Fuji — so you’re starting off right. BEST SUSHI EVER.

  2. alison February 5, 2013 at 4:00 pm #

    Spicy tuna maki. You won’t be disappointed. Even Dan likes it and he doesn’t like fish either…

  3. Allie February 5, 2013 at 4:01 pm #

    Fuji has really good veggie dumplings for non-sushi eaters 🙂

  4. Heather Nesti February 5, 2013 at 5:17 pm #

    If you want to do rolls I’d start with a cucumber one so you know what to kind of expect when you step up to the fish. Then I’d go to California roll, which is usually imitation crab, cucumber and avocado, then I’d do a spicy tuna or any spicy roll really. Then you can brave the actual sushi. I like salmon and tuna the best. Good luck!!

  5. Amanda February 5, 2013 at 6:42 pm #

    Def kick off with rolls! Cali rolls or tuna I love salmon but that took time and if it doesn’t work out most places have dumplings. I have a friend who hates sushi but comes and eats dumplings.

  6. Alison February 7, 2013 at 2:42 am #

    Spicy shrimp roll and eel sashimi are awesome.

  7. Ihatemostpeoplebutilikeyou February 8, 2013 at 12:25 am #

    spicy tuna and spider maki are my go to’s. Also, end it with a fried ice cream=to DIE for (make sure you get coconut flavored ice cream though)

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