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Old 05-27-2014, 05:07 PM
 
Location: Inman Park (Atlanta, GA)
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^^^ The biggest problem is to find those AUTHENTIC places, without thinking that maybe they are not, and the food is made for what they think will please my palate...
I could have the conversation about authentic versus Americanized until I am blue in the face. I once had a co-worker ask me why she couldn't find St. Louis Chicken in Atlanta at a local Chinese restaurant. I told her there was no such thing as St. Louis Chicken in China and it was made for the locals. She looked at me like I was speaking to her in Chinese

I am the type of person that when I travel to a foreign country - I want to experience the food of the locals (but "want" a western/American bathroom) If there is a new cuisine I am experiencing, I ask the server, what would you eat of the menu?
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Old 05-27-2014, 05:14 PM
 
Location: Georgia, on the Florida line, right above Tallahassee
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1. Go to Japan.
2. Get off the plane and head to the nice American style toilet with 5000 buttons, a warmed seat and a bidet..
3. Take your train. Out to the country. Not even the far country. Just any place that isn't right in town. Any smaller train station or outdoor recreational area will do.
4. Prepare to learn a whole new way of using the bathroom.

Squat toilet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 05-27-2014, 06:01 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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^^^ American style toilet does NOT include bidet. I thought, you knew that.
And going to Japan is not the topic of this forum
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Old 05-27-2014, 06:33 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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Simple you order sushi by piece, of course it still won't cut it because there aren't many skilled sushi chefs around since most sushi places today have mexicans making the same rolls while in Japan it takes a sushi master 6 years to master the art. I can assure you that sushi prepared by a real master does not taste like the ones you've had at American sushi places.
Do you mean ordering each sushi ingredient separately? If so, then this simply will not work for me.
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Old 05-27-2014, 06:49 PM
 
Location: Currently living in Reddit
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When I go to a sushi bar I don't use a menu and I ask the Itamae to prepare his favorite items for me. This thread is more of the same - a useless generalization lumping all Americans into some misanthropic category.
Given your reputation on other threads, I'm dying to know if you tip the Itamae.
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Old 05-27-2014, 07:12 PM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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Given your reputation on other threads, I'm dying to know if you tip the Itamae.
Well of course, he's actually preparing the food and delivering it directly to me . However, regarding the rest of the "sushi bar etiquette" - I don't find anything sacred about rice so I actually dip the tip of the rice ball into the soy sauce.
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Old 05-27-2014, 07:22 PM
 
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I miss the all-you-can-eat sushi places in CT.

I can't stand that mayonnaise crap on it. What's that about??

I really don't care who makes it as long as it's good. Most places we went to in CT were run by Chinese (out of NY) I do like some of the different rolls, though. But no fake crab or spicy shrimp salad and for heaven's sake, NO SPAM.

If you love sushi, you should try poke! (on the beach in Hawaii with a Longboard beer)
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Old 05-27-2014, 07:25 PM
 
Location: Brawndo-Thirst-Mutilator-Nation
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Eating raw fish, no thanks!
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Old 05-27-2014, 07:27 PM
 
Location: West Madison^WMHT
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Default Unless you really like cream cheese, never, never go to a sushi restaurant in El Paso, Texas.

I agree -- that "Typical American Sushi Platter" doesn't much resemble what I get at Sushi restaurants here on the East coast. Here's three different meals, from three different New England states, mostly at "Chinese-Japanese" restaurants (because that's what we have out here):


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tip the Itamae.
In at least half the sushi restaurants, there is no tip jar on the sushi bar; I try to buy him a drink, but in the USA he will rarely accept.
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Old 05-27-2014, 08:17 PM
 
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Hopefully the place I booked for the wife on her Bday isn't too Americanized:

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