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Use fried, nori-wrapped fish as steppingstone to sushi

By Mariko Jackson

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Aug 27, 2014

~~<p><span style="font-size: 12px;">As a child, I ate sheets of teriyaki-flavored nori by the dozens. Green flecks lived in my teeth. I'd try to get non-Japanese friends to eat some, but I think they assumed I was crazy to eat stuff that was considered fish food. I couldn't understand why they didn't like raw eggs mixed with shoyu and rice, what they found weird about fishcake, or why they assumed chopstick wielding was wizardry.</span></p>
<p class="p1">In my lifetime, I've seen sushi change from strange ethnic fare to everyday cuisine, and now, even gas stations sell raw fish among lowly, mass-produced snack foods -- just more evidence of our amazing global food market.</p>
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As a child, I ate sheets of teriyaki-flavored nori by the dozens. Green flecks lived in my teeth. I'd try to get non-Japanese friends to eat some, but I think they assumed I was crazy to eat stuff that was considered fish food. I couldn't understand why they didn't like raw eggs mixed with shoyu and rice, what they found weird about fishcake, or why they assumed chopstick wielding was wizardry.

In my lifetime, I've seen sushi change from strange ethnic fare to everyday cuisine, and now, even gas stations sell raw fish among lowly, mass-produced snack foods -- just more evidence of our amazing global food market. Login for more...



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