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Old 04-10-2012, 08:06 PM
 
Location: Florida
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I won't eat it...no way! Mine has to be cooked first and I love COOKED seafood. I don't eat any kind of meat raw. Even shaved ham for the deli has been cooked prior.
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Old 04-10-2012, 08:43 PM
 
Location: At the lake house in sunny Florida
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Is eating sushi still considered "cool" or "sophisticated" where you live?

It doesn't exist where I live, lol.
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Old 04-11-2012, 02:01 AM
 
Location: Up in the air
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We have quite a few sushi restaurants where I'm at and even my Dad (big, tattooed biker and mechanic) loves sushi, so I definitely don't think of it as exotic. It's become a tradition in my family to go out to sushi for everyone's birthday, and my local joint sells deep friend green tea ice cream that is INCREDIBLE.
I don't touch the grocery store stuff...yick.
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Old 04-11-2012, 08:12 AM
 
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Definitely here where I live now... where in fact, even a Mexican restaurant / a Russian / an American Chinese restaurant will be "exotic".
Because we are a resident & farm only town and we have a clause for no business / any development for our town (which I love it that way).

Now 5 miles away... in the next town over have only "American style", Italian, American Family style restaurants & a bakery cafe and an Italian ice place... thats it.

For Chinese & Japanese food, its 15 miles away to the closest one.
For Thai, it will be around 1/2 hr away.
For Dim Sum, 1 hr away.
& My country's food... 1 and 1/2 hr away.

Not too bad I think.

Grew up with Japanese foods & have Sushi since 10 yr old... so Japanese foods has never been trendy nor exotic for me... to my town maybe.
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Old 04-11-2012, 11:48 AM
 
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Lots of sushi places where I am, but these days the trendier food is tapas ad ceviche (Peruvian) Lots of Peruvian places have opened up, plus the whole "tapas" (small plate) trend is just the in thing right now.
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Old 04-11-2012, 11:54 AM
 
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Two Japanese restaurants in town, and sushi is still considered sophisticated. I'm a long time transplant from L.A. so eating sushi is as normal as eating a hamburger to me and my kids.
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Old 04-11-2012, 06:28 PM
 
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Lots of sushi places where I am, but these days the trendier food is tapas ad ceviche (Peruvian) Lots of Peruvian places have opened up, plus the whole "tapas" (small plate) trend is just the in thing right now.
Had "tapas" 7 years back at a specialty tapas place in Hartford, CT & a specialty ceviche place named aptly after it with over 10 types of ceviche, again 5 years back when working down close to Springfield, DC.

"If" it is "trend" than it is just an old trend revisiting... really nothing "new" nor "trendy" to me.... simply been there done that lots.

May be "new" to a second generation youngsters grown from a child transition to an out of home single adult who now likes to travel & have a little food exposure due to job & hence eat out habits... but really to an old hat like me... not so much.

Thus why my DD will never go "ooohs & ahhhs" over exotic food trend... simply just because she already has been exposed to it (so "safe" from some man trying to woo her with a few "culture tricks" from food trends down the years when she grows up). Can't help it... I craved sushi 2X a week carrying her... and she went to her 1st sushi restaurant at 2.

P.S. Like trends.. eg. Eileen Grey's designs... owning one of her pieces today may say the ultimate modern trend statement... yet, it is born in 1910s -30s... died down then brought back into life in late 1990s - 2000s... today 2012... that trend still thrives on.
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Old 04-11-2012, 10:00 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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You can get it in Target and Hy-Vee here in the midwest, so, no, not especially exotic.

My first exposure to tapas was with my high school Spanish club in the early to mid-1990s, so I'm gonna have to go with not a new, exotic trend for that, too.
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Old 04-11-2012, 11:50 PM
 
Location: Northeastern WI
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It doesn't exist where I live, lol.
Oh jeeze, does food have to be 'trendy' or 'cool'? I like it because its healthy yet tasty. Who cares what makes us look like we're 'with it'!
We dont have a sushi place here in this town but there might be a place in New Holstein, next town down the road. I eat foods I like, not foods that have to make an impression on someone...
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Old 04-12-2012, 09:51 AM
 
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No. It's as commonplace as Chinese or pizza.
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