Sushi means slices of raw fish, mixed with, laid over or wrapped in or around special sushi rice (rice with vinegar). Although it's come to mean not just raw fish in the US, but anything served in the style of sushi (ie vegetables)
Actually, that's not exactly true. Whether in the U.S. or Japan, "sushi" does not automatically mean "fish slices of raw fish, mixed with, laid over or wrapped in or around special sushi rice". The term "sushi" is all about the rice. Period. The toppings can be anything & everything - which originated in Japan. In fact, it's only in the U.S. that sushi seemed to automatically mean raw fish. We're the ones who originally seemed to find toppings like "sweet omelet" & other non-raw-fish toppings odd - vegetarians notwithstanding. It's the Japanese who find the U.S. odd for only thinking of sushi in terms of raw fish. The Japanese have been topping sushi rice with non-fish offerings for decades longer than sushi has been in the U.S.
And raw fish slices laid over sushi rice is called "Chirishu". I'm not a fan of it because I find there's just too much rice. Which is why I prefer sashimi (thinly-sliced raw fish minus any rice).
I love me some Thai and some sushi rolls.
I live in the BFE west portion of Ft. Worth but I tell you we have the best sushi place out here.
And then of course the Blue chain in Ft. Worth. Not too shabby.
There used to be a Mom/Pop Thai place in Dallas near UTSW. It has since closed (why I have NO idea) but I LOVED that place. Those hole in the wall places are the best.
Originally Posted by suzy
Okay, all you Asian food aficionados, what would you serve as an appetizer and dessert to go with an Asian dinner? And what about beverages?
edamame is a good appetizer...
or a sea weed salad?
Now I am hungry despite downing some wings just now!
I love pho, obsessed. Kim chi stew (hard to find!) Is fantastic, and I love sushi. And Chinese, and a lot of the regular Japanese stuff too. Spicy Tuna is my favorite for sushi... Obsessed! Seafood soup... Okay I need to stop now!
As far as appetizers I would do edame, gyoza... If you could do Thai tea that would be epic. And another vote for the green tea iced cream! I got some at Wegmans and ate the entire carton before my husband got a chance to try it... In one sitting... It is so good!
I love Asian noodle-based dishes. Udon and pad thai make me a very happy person. I also really like sushi, but it has to be made with good fish. I am, however, absolutely abysmal at cooking in the Japanese style (this despite a really excellent cookbook I stole off my roommate) so I rely on the place up the road.
I've been trying to make Chinese-style dumplings and wontons, and I've got the filling about right, but I just can't get the dough together yet.
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