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csumt76

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I dunno man, I just keep getting it done.
I worked in a very large shop and a couple fairly new techs told me they did this often. They said their team leader didn't really help them... So they googled/youtubed it.
 

torga

Drag Racing Champion
I worked in a very large shop and a couple fairly new techs told me they did this often. They said their team leader didn't really help them... So they googled/youtubed it.
I – like many of us here – am a hobby mechanic built entirely by YouTube and forum help. Now I fix my friends' shitboxes for a 6pk or two and some company when they can't afford a proper mechanic and I try to teach them along the way.
 

torga

Drag Racing Champion
Had some incredibly delicious sushi while in NYC last week. The gf and I splurged a bit and went to a one-star Michelin spot called Kanoyama in LES. Man, goddamn what delicious sushi. Choice cuts. The rice was perfect, too.
 

GolNat

Go Kart Newbie
I can’t do sushi. Well I can choke it down and kinda like a California roll but if given a choice will not pick sushi. I’m not very cultured lol
 

BoostedVW11

Drag Race Newbie
Had some incredibly delicious sushi while in NYC last week. The gf and I splurged a bit and went to a one-star Michelin spot called Kanoyama in LES. Man, goddamn what delicious sushi. Choice cuts. The rice was perfect, too.
Oh wow, cant imagine the price on that meal . Favorite fish you had?

I can’t do sushi. Well I can choke it down and kinda like a California roll but if given a choice will not pick sushi. I’m not very cultured lol
Can we take a vote on if California roll counts as sushi? +1 for it does not lol

Next time youre feeling adventurous try a spicy tuna roll, i feel like thats the next step towards intro to sushi.


Just curious: When you order Chinese whats your go to food order?
 

torga

Drag Racing Champion
I can’t do sushi. Well I can choke it down and kinda like a California roll but if given a choice will not pick sushi. I’m not very cultured lol
Counter-intuitively, try eel. It's the one that my friends who aren't into sushi consistently like. The texture could be hit or miss (not crazy, but not chicken), but it's always fully cooked and the flavor of the sauce they use is very savory, kinda like BBQ sauce - doesn't taste fishy. You might like it. But if you don't like fishy flavors, then yeah there's no convincing you for the rest.

Oh wow, cant imagine the price on that meal . Favorite fish you had?
Can we take a vote on if California roll counts as sushi? +1 for it does not lol
Next time youre feeling adventurous try a spicy tuna roll, i feel like thats the next step towards intro to sushi.
Just curious: When you order Chinese whats your go to food order?
It wasn't omakase or prix fixe or anything like that - it came out to $120 with tip for seaweed salad, sushi/sashimi for two, and a small dessert. Really not bad when you consider the quality. The restaurant's omakase tasting menu is $165 per guest, so that's pretty 🥵🥵
Best fish on the plate was fatty bluefin tuna (shit just melted on your tongue), followed by salt-crusted Spanish mackerel. The fatty yellowfin tuna and the salmon were also top contenders.

I hardly order Chinese because it all kinda sucks in my town. When I'm in better cities, love me some dim sum - especially pork buns, soup dumplings and chicken feet. Hand-pulled noodles are good and basically any Szechuan is tasty.
 
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BoostedVW11

Drag Race Newbie
Counter-intuitively, try eel. It's the one that my friends who aren't into sushi consistently like. The texture could be hit or miss (not crazy, but not chicken), but it's always fully cooked and the flavor of the sauce they use is very savory, kinda like BBQ sauce - doesn't taste fishy. You might like it. But if you don't like fishy flavors, then yeah there's no convincing you for the rest.


It wasn't omakase or prix fixe or anything like that - it came out to $120 with tip for seaweed salad, sushi/sashimi for two, and a small dessert. Really not bad when you consider the quality. The restaurant's omakase tasting menu is $165 per guest, so that's pretty 🥵🥵
Best fish on the plate was fatty bluefin tuna (shit just melted on your tongue), followed by salt-crusted Spanish mackerel. The fatty yellowfin tuna and the salmon were also top contenders.

I hardly order Chinese because it all kinda sucks in my town. When I'm in better cities, love me some dim sum - especially pork buns, soup dumplings and chicken feet. Hand-pulled noodles are good and basically any Szechuan is tasty.
Ive never hade eel that wasnt chewy, or at least too much mouth chew for me to not care for it. never heard of omakase or prix fixe. Have had seaweed salad before though. I generally opt for the basics, tuna, salmon,yellow tail , some type of spicy roll etc.

Fatty bluefin sounds delicious , was it mackerel preserved in the salt or something? sounds interesting

When it comes to chinese im pretty much down for any dish that has szechuan hot peppercorns in it...i also like beef egg foo young which texture wise isnt for everyone.
 

torga

Drag Racing Champion
Ive never hade eel that wasnt chewy, or at least too much mouth chew for me to not care for it. never heard of omakase or prix fixe. Have had seaweed salad before though. I generally opt for the basics, tuna, salmon,yellow tail , some type of spicy roll etc.

Fatty bluefin sounds delicious , was it mackerel preserved in the salt or something? sounds interesting

When it comes to chinese im pretty much down for any dish that has szechuan hot peppercorns in it...i also like beef egg foo young which texture wise isnt for everyone.
Eel can be chewy, but I've had it feel good more often than not. Octopus and squid are almost always too chewy/rubbery at run-of-the-mill sushi places - takes going to an expensive place to find some with good texture.
Omakase is just a Japanese term for leaving dinner up to the chef. Menu changes day by day, you get what the chef thought was the best stuff at the market that day. The flavors are also carefully balanced so the pieces you eat after another don't conflict with the previous piece or the next one. Prix fixe is French for "fixed price", so usually a set multi-course meal. It can be the same day-by-day, might change seasonally. Or it may also change with the whim of the chef, like omakase.

Man, some salmon egg roe and a raw quail egg on top is primo. You gotta love that salty, briny, fishy flavor though. Yeah, I believe the mackerel was preserved in salt. They had fresh wasabi, too - none of the typical green horseradish.
 

GolNat

Go Kart Newbie
Oh wow, cant imagine the price on that meal . Favorite fish you had?


Can we take a vote on if California roll counts as sushi? +1 for it does not lol

Next time youre feeling adventurous try a spicy tuna roll, i feel like thats the next step towards intro to sushi.

Just curious: When you order Chinese whats your go to food order?
The people that took me out for sushi said that a California didn't really count lol. Was visiting extended family in Page, Arizona which happens to have a very good sushi restaurant run by a California sushi chef. They ordered tons of food and I tried a little bit of everything and was not impressed. Cold rice creeps me out too.

Sweet and Sour chicken, Beef/Chicken with broccoli, General Tso, or BBQ beef tips is about all I order. Fried rice no onions or white.

chicken feet.
Nope, don't want any parts of that.

Eel can be chewy, but I've had it feel good more often than not. Octopus and squid are almost always too chewy/rubbery at run-of-the-mill sushi places - takes going to an expensive place to find some with good texture.
Omakase is just a Japanese term for leaving dinner up to the chef. Menu changes day by day, you get what the chef thought was the best stuff at the market that day. The flavors are also carefully balanced so the pieces you eat after another don't conflict with the previous piece or the next one. Prix fixe is French for "fixed price", so usually a set multi-course meal. It can be the same day-by-day, might change seasonally. Or it may also change with the whim of the chef, like omakase.
If Eel doesn't have a fishy taste I could probably do that. I am weird about consistency. I also don't feel like I am missing out on anything by never eating squid or octopus. I am not a food connoisseur though.

Man, some salmon egg roe and a raw quail egg on top is primo. You gotta love that salty, briny, fishy flavor though.
Yeah I'll just take a steak or good burger lol.
 

torga

Drag Racing Champion
The people that took me out for sushi said that a California didn't really count lol. Was visiting extended family in Page, Arizona which happens to have a very good sushi restaurant run by a California sushi chef. They ordered tons of food and I tried a little bit of everything and was not impressed. Cold rice creeps me out too.

Sweet and Sour chicken, Beef/Chicken with broccoli, General Tso, or BBQ beef tips is about all I order. Fried rice no onions or white.

If Eel doesn't have a fishy taste I could probably do that. I am weird about consistency. I also don't feel like I am missing out on anything by never eating squid or octopus. I am not a food connoisseur though.
Raw fish isn't for everyone, especially raw octo & squid. But man, if you're ever at a Spanish tapas place worth its salt, try some grilled octopus. When it's done right it isn't chewy at all and it tastes awesome. The octopus flavor is so mild that it kinda just complements whatever seasoning they used.
Chicken feet are fuckin weird and I didn't like them at first because of the texture. But I tried them a few more times and started appreciating it. Fried pig ear is another weird thing that tastes awesome.

Opinions on oysters? I hated them at first but now with just a squeeze of lemon I could put away over a dozen. So good.
 

BoostedVW11

Drag Race Newbie
Eel can be chewy, but I've had it feel good more often than not. Octopus and squid are almost always too chewy/rubbery at run-of-the-mill sushi places - takes going to an expensive place to find some with good texture.
Omakase is just a Japanese term for leaving dinner up to the chef. Menu changes day by day, you get what the chef thought was the best stuff at the market that day. The flavors are also carefully balanced so the pieces you eat after another don't conflict with the previous piece or the next one. Prix fixe is French for "fixed price", so usually a set multi-course meal. It can be the same day-by-day, might change seasonally. Or it may also change with the whim of the chef, like omakase.

Man, some salmon egg roe and a raw quail egg on top is primo. You gotta love that salty, briny, fishy flavor though. Yeah, I believe the mackerel was preserved in salt. They had fresh wasabi, too - none of the typical green horseradish.
Fresh wasabi hard and expensive to come by .

I had a really good experience with calamari recently at an italian restaraunt, cooked over a grill (unbreaded)

I would opt for Omakase if i was really splurging on the meal , my old sushi place (before the chef left) would ask you a few questions and then just serve you random items. It was really cool actually , almost mind reader like lol.

Fancy french terms aye? Fun fact: when i order at starbucks i just say large or small when ordering.

Salmon egg roe is pretty good, i prefer to wash down the briny salty stuff with a sapparo
The people that took me out for sushi said that a California didn't really count lol. Was visiting extended family in Page, Arizona which happens to have a very good sushi restaurant run by a California sushi chef. They ordered tons of food and I tried a little bit of everything and was not impressed. Cold rice creeps me out too.

Sweet and Sour chicken, Beef/Chicken with broccoli, General Tso, or BBQ beef tips is about all I order. Fried rice no onions or white.

If Eel doesn't have a fishy taste I could probably do that. I am weird about consistency. I also don't feel like I am missing out on anything by never eating squid or octopus. I am not a food connoisseur though.

Yeah I'll just take a steak or good burger lol.
If youve had calamari youve had squid before.

Yeah thats a pretty americanized chinese order, had to ask since you said not very well cultured lol. Im actually glad you didnt say Orange chicken and egg rolls.

Next time you have opportunity try a spicy tuna roll, think of it as more of a spicy tuna sammich between rice if that helps.

Raw fish isn't for everyone, especially raw octo & squid. But man, if you're ever at a Spanish tapas place worth its salt, try some grilled octopus. When it's done right it isn't chewy at all and it tastes awesome. The octopus flavor is so mild that it kinda just complements whatever seasoning they used.
Chicken feet are fuckin weird and I didn't like them at first because of the texture. But I tried them a few more times and started appreciating it. Fried pig ear is another weird thing that tastes awesome.

Opinions on oysters? I hated them at first but now with just a squeeze of lemon I could put away over a dozen. So good.
Oysters are good, the consistency without doubt is basically a booger. I eat them with a dash of hot sauce and lemon.

Chicken feet is weird af to me, same with the pig ear thing. Ill gladly eat fried pork skin though .

Yep in my post above i was just commenting on how good grilled octopus is..like steak though if its even slightly overcooked it becomes rubber. Very mild seafood, pairs well with a spicy red italian sauce.

Not chinese or tapas but if you get a chance , try larb gai from a thai food place...or make it yourself. Its also super healthy.
 
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