I experienced my first Sushi restaurant Saturday night in Chicago. I’ve never had an interest in eating sushi mainly because I really don’t care for white rice and anytime I’ve been to a place selling sushi, it smells like a big ball of rotten fish. But I thought … Well, maybe Chicago will have a much better selection of fresh fish than we might get here in Indiana. So I was a little excited about my fishy sushi meal. Everyone I know loves it. And everyone I know that loves it, I’ve always thought … they really have never had real fish. I’ve had friends say … oh hey, you should try the fried bluegill at so and so’s place. And then I go to so and so’s place and I’m sadly disappointed. After fishing bluegill and cooking it fresh at home … no restaurant will ever compare.
So here I am eating a fried potato at a Sushi restaurant in Chicago thinking … I’m about to gag down fishy egg eye ball sushi because I could already smell it before they even brought it to my table.
And then they brought it to my table …
And I was all …
Excuse me, where’s the rest of my meal?
This is a portion size of what a bird might eat.
And then I had to ask what is this orange stuff? It’s looks like what you might throw out in the fish bucket after cleaning your fish. But it was supposedly fresh ginger. And then I had to go and make the mistake of sniffing it … ugh. Okay … and … well … that belongs in the fish bucket.
And then I had to go and sniff the other chunk of green stuff on my plate … and it was horseradish. So I’m thinking … this is why they probably serve horseradish with sushi … to kill the smell.
So then I’m thinking … Okay Jody, you can do this! Pull up your big girl thong and gag it down. All you have to do is lick the horseradish and then gag down the sushi. Hopefully the horseradish will kill the fish smell.
And burn my nose hairs.
And with every bite I’m thinking … there’s probably fish eggs in here and fish eyeballs. They probably hid them in here so you can’t see them. As a filler. Just lick the horsey sauce and swallow. Like it’s an oyster. You’re a big girl. Suck it down.
I couldn’t do it. I gagged down 4.
What is wrong with you sushi lovers? Have you never had real food? What am I missing? I like gross stuff like liver. I love seafood – scallops, shrimp, crab, lobster … love! Sushi … don’t love!
Is it just the hip thing to say … Oh, I love sushi. How can you not love sushi. It’s delish!
As soon as I stepped foot out of the restaurant and my stomach was growling …
Can we please stop for a Chicago pizza please! Thank you all for inviting me. It was gaggly good.
Have a great day all. And if you love sushi … you should really come to my house for a real fish meal!!! You’ll never want sushi again.