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HappinessNow
August 24th, 2009, 06:54 PM
鮭 Sake: Salmon (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salmon)
いか Ika: Squid (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Squid)
まぐろ Maguro: Tuna (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuna)
さば Saba: Mackerel (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mackerel)
あじ Aji: Horse Mackerel (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horse_Mackerel)
たこ Tako: Octopus (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Octopus)
とろ Toro: Fatty Tuna (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuna)
はまち Hamachi: Yellowtail (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_amberjack)
ふぐ Fugu (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fugu): Puffer Fish Takifugu (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Takifugu)
Other

For more about Sashimi go here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sashimi).

JillSwift
August 24th, 2009, 06:56 PM
My favorite sashimi is the one I'm eating.

Seriously, I can't think of either sushi or sashimi in a hierarchy. It's all a little slice of heaven.

HappinessNow
August 24th, 2009, 07:00 PM
My favorite sashimi is the one I'm eating.

Seriously, I can't think of either sushi or sashimi in a hierarchy. It's all a little slice of heaven. My Fav is definitely:

とろ Toro: Fatty Tuna


I prefer Sashimi over Sushi.

gn2
August 24th, 2009, 07:18 PM
Prefer my fish cooked, it kills the parasites in the flesh.
Anyway, I thought you didn't like fish because of it's toxicity?

"Fish are filters for all the contaminants that end up in the water, and are known for alarming levels of mercury." (http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=7789372&postcount=11"Fish are filters for all the contaminants that end up in the water, and are known for alarming levels of mercury.")

HappinessNow
August 24th, 2009, 07:23 PM
Prefer my fish cooked, it kills the parasites in the flesh.
Anyway, I thought you didn't like fish because of it's toxicity?

"Fish are filters for all the contaminants that end up in the water, and are known for alarming levels of mercury." (http://Fish%20are%20filters%20for%20all%20the%20contamina nts%20that%20end%20up%20in%20the%20water,%20and%20 are%20known%20for%20alarming%20levels%20of%20mercu ry.)
If you don't eat fish (or anything) in excess your body can take care of the contaminants.

I have a weakness for Sashimi! :)

dragos240
August 24th, 2009, 07:34 PM
鮭 Sake: Salmon (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salmon)



I thought sake meant alcohol.

HappinessNow
August 24th, 2009, 07:41 PM
I thought sake meant alcohol.

I believe the English translation makes it a bit confusing:


鮭 Sake: Salmon (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salmon)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sashimi


sake (酒) or o-sake (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honorific_speech_in_Japanese) (お酒) refers to alcoholic drinks in generalhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sake

While the English words are the same notice the difference in Japanese.



This beverage is called sake in English, but in Japanese (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_language), sake (酒) or o-sake (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honorific_speech_in_Japanese) (お酒) refers to alcoholic drinks in general. The Japanese term for this specific beverage is Nihonshu (日本酒), meaning "Japanese sake".http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sake

bostonaholic
August 24th, 2009, 07:44 PM
I thought sake meant alcohol.

The two sound the same but have different "symbols" there for are totally different things. Almost like a "homophone" I guess.

dragos240
August 24th, 2009, 07:47 PM
Thanks.

Also, I have never heard of sashimi, but I will try it sometime :)

chucky chuckaluck
August 24th, 2009, 08:02 PM
octopus has always been my favorite.

JillSwift
August 24th, 2009, 08:05 PM
I went ahead and voted for まぐろ because ... well, just because ;)

So, an additive question might be: What is it about your favorite that makes it your favorite?

HappinessNow
August 24th, 2009, 08:06 PM
octopus has always been my favorite.I used to like it then I learned how deeply intelligent and how an Octopus is such a sweet mother to her young.

HappinessNow
August 24th, 2009, 08:10 PM
I went ahead and voted for まぐろ because ... well, just because ;)

So, an additive question might be: What is it about your favorite that makes it your favorite?
I like Toro ( Fatty Tuna) because it is very fatty and tasty!...I can't bring myself to eat Tako anymore, Octupus are sooo sweet and beautiful!

dragos240
August 24th, 2009, 08:13 PM
I went ahead and voted for まぐろ because ... well, just because ;)

So, an additive question might be: What is it about your favorite that makes it your favorite?

Is it because it looks like <3

Sxeptomaniac
August 24th, 2009, 08:24 PM
I like trying different stuff, but tuna is often my favorite. I am trying to go with the more sustainable options (http://www.montereybayaquarium.org/cr/cr_seafoodwatch/sfw_sushi.aspx) these days, though.

SunnyRabbiera
August 24th, 2009, 08:48 PM
I am a Salmon person

isotonik
August 24th, 2009, 09:45 PM
Depends what day it be. :)

racerraul
August 24th, 2009, 10:25 PM
All of them... no favs.

But I do tend to order the fresh salmon,tuna and white tail most often.
And Eel... yum yum...

My friend eat the Octopus... it has made me a better parent :)

And I have some recipes for it that you may want to give a whirl if you like the kitchen.

Metallion
August 24th, 2009, 10:30 PM
I'm also going to have to say all of them. I'll have to eat it more to decide. Fortunately most of my family in law is from Nagasaki so I'll have plenty of chance when visiting them. :D

racerraul
August 24th, 2009, 10:56 PM
I hope to one day be able to visit Japan, the food is one reason I think I would enjoy the visit.

Metallion
August 25th, 2009, 01:02 PM
I hope to one day be able to visit Japan, the food is one reason I think I would enjoy the visit.

You bet it is. I've done a lot of traveling already and Japan has been the only place so far where I didn't miss my home country's food. :)

Slight detail is that Japan is also the only Asian country I've been to so far.

samjh
August 25th, 2009, 02:13 PM
Sell-Mon(ey) for me. Too bad they're so flopping expensive!

Mercredi
August 25th, 2009, 05:41 PM
I loved octopus sashimi until I learned how intelligent the creatures are. So I bid a sad farewell to takoyaki and octopus sashimi. (Not hard when you live in Smalltown, Illinois. Much easier than bidding a sad farewell to pork products.)

I love tuna as sashimi or nigiri sushi because when it the tuna is fresh, it's got a good texture - not too chewy, not too soft - and the combination of flavors with the soy sauce and wasabi is fantastic. (Tuna maki rolls are a waste of delicious fish!) I don't care so much for salmon together with wasabi, probably because I grew up with lox.

I cannot stand ika sushi and sashimi. Eating it feels like it's melting in my mouth, more like the Wicked Witch of the West than butter. >_<