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Confessions of a Sushi Addict

I recently heard someone say how when most folks first try sushi, it’s an interesting experience. The second time, it’s still hard to understand what all the fuss is about. However, make it a few more times, and you’re hooked. By the subtle and fresh flavors of the fish, the texture of the rice, and the sensations(sometimes painful, other times orgasmic) created by wasabi.

I believe I am exhibiting signs of the early onset of a sushi addict.

- The women in the deli downstairs pull the california rolls out of the cooler before I make it to the counter. And they beamingly acknowledge that I “REALLY like SUSHI!”. Yes, they recently employed a Japanese cook who can also roll. These are my pushers. Three lunches out of five last week.

- My boss wanted to know why I was walking around with a chopstick in my mouth, and I had to explain that it still had wasabi and soy flavor. She understands - she’s a fellow addict.

- It’s only Wednesday, and I’ve already had sushi twice this week.

- I deliberately went the extra two miles to pick up some items on my lunch break the HEB at Parmer @ Mopac, rather than the one across I-35 (which I can see from our offices), so that I could eat at one of my favorite sushi places, Odaku.

- I bought a bottle of soy sauce to keep in my cubicle, but at least it was the sodium lite!

- I barely resisted buying the wasabi peas HEB actually had in the Asian section- surprisingly wide assortment.

But there’s still hope-
I am foregoing the October ASS tonight, because over seventy folks have RSVPd. Even though the restaurant is offering free appetizers and sake to our group, and allowing carry-in since they don’t yet have a beer/wine/liquor license. As I mentioned in a previous post, I would prefer the company of a smaller group of laidback friends who are foodies than the HHH social crowd. Guess I am getting old!

Of course, I may just make a date tonight with some red savinas.......anybody have a fire extinguisher?

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ghewgill
Oct. 1st, 2003 02:50 pm (UTC)
There are some red savinas with your name on them!
moonwick
Oct. 1st, 2003 03:03 pm (UTC)
Or you could come for Nuclear Taco Night tonight at the cowhouse. :)

People start showing up between 7:30-8:00, and you can find directions here.
astronomyluna
Oct. 23rd, 2003 10:28 am (UTC)
god bless sushi. I wish kyoto II was my own personal kitchen.
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