Nov 7, 2008

Sushi the correct way aka Sushi Tutorial

Its SUSHI time people, yes yes and yes im a guy who loves sushi heres a guided that explains different aspects of the SUSHI world. info Via So You
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We're not going to bother delving into the history of sushi. Just know that it's considered to be a Japanese dish. Instead, let's jump right in and decide what to eat. Most sushi restaurants

will give you two options: to eat at a bar or at a table. If you're at the bar, check out the selections in the refrigerated display case. If you're at a table, the waiter will bring an a la carte menu, a sushi checklist of sorts. This is where it can start to get complicated… there are many types of sushi. Fortunately, sushi can be categorized into two types: nigiri and maki.

Nigiri sushi

Ordered and served in pairs, nigiri sushi puts everything in full sight for you: any kind of fish on rice with a touch of wasabi (we'll explain in step 3) between the two. Here are the fundamentals:

  • The raw fish on top of the rice is called sashimi and can be ordered without the rice on the bottom as an appetizer. This is NOT the kind of sushi wrapped in seaweed; nigiri sushi is just fish on rice.
  • For your first sushi experience, order the tuna (maguro) or the salmon (sake; not the rice wine) - these are the least "fishy" fish and also the most popular among Americans.
  • The salmon is deeply frozen and then slightly smoked or cured to kill any parasites, which can be present in freshwater seafood.
  • Other common sashimi are the oily mackerel (saba), which is salted and marinated before being served, and hamachi, another type of tuna with a distinctive bright yellow tone (yellowtail).
  • Sometimes you can replace the sashimi with fish eggs instead. Salmon eggs are the most common, wrapped in a bit of seaweed to hold them on top of the traditional rice base. More popular in Japan is the roe (little eggs) harvested from the inside of sea urchins (uni), which also doubles as the animal's gonads. In the U.S., uni is expensive but still a delicacy.
  • Surprisingly, much of nigiri sushi is not even raw. Shrimp (ebi) and crab (kani) are both cooked before they are laid to rest on the rice bed. At some point, try eel (unagi), which is grilled and then marinated in a sweet sauce for several days. Finally, a test of the chef is the tamago, an omelet of stacked paper-thin egg slices strapped onto the rice with a band of seaweed.

To see some great pictures of nigiri sushi, and perhaps how to make it, go read how to make Nigiri Sushi.

Maki sushi

Also called roll sushi, maki sushi is probably the first image of sushi that pops into your mind. Maki combines toppings and rice wrapped in sheets of seaweed (nori) and served as six (or eight) slices. So when you see those cute little pieces of fish surrounded in rice and wrapped in seaweed, you're looking at maki. Typically, maki sushi has less raw fish and allows for more creativity. Here are some typical rolls:

  • Tekka: tuna (the name refers to gambling parlors where patrons snacked on the roll)
  • Kappa: cucumber (the name refers to a mythological goblin fond of the vegetable)
  • California: famous combination of avocado, crab, and cucumber
  • Avocado: figure this one out on your own
  • Boston: scallion, crab, and salmon
  • New York: apple, avocado, and salmon
  • Philadelphia: smoked salmon, cream cheese, and cucumber
  • Texas: beef and cucumber


After you sit down at the bar/table/floor, the waiter will probably bring you an oshibori (hot towel for wiping your hands and face) before asking what you would like to drink. Your first impulse might be to go for a Coke or a Bud Lite, but you've come this far, so why not try to be authentic? We recommend one of these three options:
  • Sake (Japanese Rice Wine): Made from fermented rice, sake is served warm and is drunk before eating, not during or after. Some would say that the drink is obligatory, while others would say it is redundant because (like the sushi) it is made from rice. Drinking sake during the meal is certainly akin to ordering bread with a sandwich. But it's tradition, so cope. Remember that the waiter will continue to fill an empty cup, so flip it over when you're done. And yes, it is acceptable to have sake with sashimi (which doesn't have rice).
  • Green Tea: Green tea is served throughout the meal. It removes aftertastes and freshens the mouth for the next serving. Don't be miffed by the color; the flavor is actually quite mild.
  • Beer: Sapporo, Kirin, or Asahi, please. You'll have to try them on your own.


So you're sitting at the table, and the waiter gives you your order along with some green paste, some thinly-sliced pink stuff, and a bottle of dark mysterious liquid. What is all this stuff?

  • Soy Sauce: The bottle of dark mysterious liquid, soy sauce, is essential to eating sushi. However, the sushi should not be soaked in soy sauce. The rice will fall apart, and the soy is meant to complement, not overwhelm, the flavor of the sushi. With your sushi will be a small dish where you can pour the soy sauce and use it for dipping. Pour as much as you think you will need, keeping in mind you can always add more. It is poor form to fill the dish like a wading pool.
  • Wasabi (Japanese Horseradish): The green paste. Grown only in Japan, finely-grated wasabi is pungent and guaranteed to clear your sinuses. Because fresh wasabi is very expensive, cheaper powder and paste alternatives are often used. Many people mix some wasabi into their soy sauce, but this is only proper with sashimi and maki sushi. Even though wasabi is given for nigiri sushi, it is not supposed to be used. This really only holds true at the bar; feel free to use wasabi to suit your own tastes out of the chef's view. The most important thing to know about wasabi is that it is VERY HOTVERY SPICY. Only use a tiny, tiny dab.
  • Gari (Pickled Ginger Root): The thinly-sliced pink stuff. Used to freshen the mouth between bites of sushi, pickled ginger root comes in numerous small and incredibly thin slices. It is eaten with chopsticks (hashi) and essential for cleansing your palate between eating different types of sushi.

The standard protocol in America is to start a meal with miso soup, a clear broth with floating kelp and tofu. From there, your tastebuds will enjoy some assorted sashimi (the fish pieces without the rice). But first, place some wasabi in the soy dish. Be moderate; you are paying for the taste of the fish or topping, not the taste of the wasabi. Then it's time to move on to the sushi. While there is no specific order for eating the various kinds of sushi, the maki should be eaten first, since the crispness of the seaweed does not last long after touching the damp rice. Before the nigiri sushi is eaten, the soy dish should be changed. Unlike maki sushi and sashimi (which require chopsticks), nigiri sushi should be eaten with the hands. Grip the sushi from the top, then flip it so that the rice is on top. Dip only the topping into the soy sauce, and always place the sushi in the mouth so that the topping meets the tongue first. Most of all, remember that you're not eating hot dogs at the ballgame; sushi is far more expensive, and should be savored as a delicacy.

Lots of people like to eat of each other's plates when experiencing death by sushi. When you pick something up from a friend's dish, make sure to turn the chopsticks around and use the backend, not the end you ate from.

A note on chopsticks: even if you are uncoordinated, you should try to use them. A fork and knife will seldom be found at a sushi bar, and even if they are, using them is akin to saying that the meat is tough. Do you want to insult the chef? Go with your hands if you have to. Some restaurants may have you finish the meal with a bowl of miso soup, rather than serving it at the beginning of your dining experience.


Now things seem really out of order. Obviously you need a place to eat sushi before you can eat sushi. But if you've mastered everything above, this should be the easy part.

  • Sushi Bar/Restaurant: The sushi bar is the Japanese equivalent of the English pub, and the best way to experience the food is along with the atmosphere that traditionally accompanies it. Sushi is currently very trendy (we know because we just saw Pauly Shore in a sushi bar, and isn't he the epitome of cool?), so it shouldn't be too hard to find a local establishment. To find a restaurant in your neighborhood, use this search guide.
    Given the choice, we recommend that you sit on a stool at a sushi bar. From that vantage point, you can watch the sushi chef (itamae-san) prepare a selection chosen from the refrigerated display in front of him. Furthermore, from the bar, a newbie sushi addict can ask the chef for advice and recommendations. Even for experienced eaters, common practice is to ask the chef for recommendations. This demonstrates respect for the chef, and he will thusly give you the best pieces. At the bar, it is best to place many small orders continuously rather than one large order at the beginning. This will ensure continued interaction with the chef. And it is never bad to throw in a few Japanese phrases:
    Konichiwa (koh NEECH ee wah)
    Dozo (DOH zoh)
    Domo (DOH moh)
    Domo arigato (ah ri GAH toh)
    "How are you?"
    "Thank you."
    "Thank you very much."
    The only thing you should ever order from the chef is sushi and sashimi. For everything else (your beverage, the check, etc.), ask the waiter. And try to leave around a 20% tip, as it gets divided among everyone.
    If you are eating at a table instead of a bar, you will generally order all your sushi at once. So we recommend that you order a combination plate rather than ordering individual sushi. That way, you'll get an interesting sample of all kinds of sushi.
  • Supermarket: These days, sushi can be found at supermarkets and convenience stores. A portion of maki sushi serves as a good meal for many on their lunch breaks. If you've tried sushi and you like it, then go for it. But if it's your first time, do not eat supermarket sushi - it's not as fresh as restaurant sushi, so you might not like it as much.
  • At home: This could be a good option if you get hooked but aren't willing to shell out the cash for a restaurant meal every evening. There are a few basic tools that you need to make sushi, mainly a bamboo mat (makisu) and an extremely sharp knife. Most importantly, you must obtain quality ingredients from Japanese grocers and trustworthy fish stores. Information on making your own sushi could fill an entire SYW, but for a start, check out that site.
  • Go to Japan: Eating sushi is already an expensive habit; throw in an 18-hour plane ride and you're really a sushi aficionado. In Japan, eating blowfish (fugu) sashimi is the ultimate dining experience - and a culinary variation of Russian roulette. The fish contains a toxin 1250 times deadlier than cyanide, and if ingested, it will probably kill you. But fugu consumption is a status symbol, so many people try it just to say that they have. Fugu is one of the most expensive foods in Japan; you can pay up to $400 for one meal, which must by law be prepared by specially trained and licensed chefs.

So now you're all set. Not only are can you begin enjoying a classic sushi meal, but you can make fun of the heathens that are still sushi-impaired. Please, wield your power with mercy.

Nov 6, 2008

Cops Cops Cops ashame

there's good cops , bad cops, and Dumb cops heres a dumb cop

tell me why dude gets tased for knowing his rights

heres the details from the users on youtube
"This poor guy gets tased by a cop who just couldn't wait to use his new taser - I'm surprised he didn't tase his pregnant wife and baby too!!!

Watch the cop as he hurries to his car to put the clipboard away, then pulls his taser before he even see's the man. Then he changes his story at the enf of the vid with the back up officer.

The man has the right to not sign the paper, and the officer should have spoken with him first. If he's so unfit for duty that he has to pull a taser before verbal confrontation, or even taking the man down with is own body, then what good of a cop is he? I suppose he would have been equally justified in shooting him as well? "

peep this one out tho Cops blocking fire hydrates and peep the commentary keyword 'GOld tooth"

yoooooooooo MizzeeCustoms

yooooooooooooooooo lol its Mizzee with another dope custom and he gave a shout out to the one and only SNEAKFIEND <<<<<<<<<,, check it out people

Dcole productions

if yall dont know or ever heard of Dcole then yall be slippin hardbody i been following this kat for like 2yrs and counting. THis is one of the Sickest battles to add to the list of DCole Productions but this is only one not include those Bk Flex battles, but im start keeping yall in tune with this after i get on my blog organized like i want because i just started this blog this week so its still under Const. so bare with me and Enjoy my Videos i post just about everyday mauahahahahaha

battle with E Solo vz Stepz

Old school SlowJamz for you lol

this is the old school joints you need to play when u into a chick and yall on that level

Roger Troutman - I want to be your man

UPcoming Xbox 360 games & Tech Gear

Left 4 Dead

the long awaited Blackberry Storm details later lol yall know the routine peep the vid

ChAD Vadar

hella funny skit

Nov 5, 2008

Dj Premier iLL tracks

In case you forgot Dj Premier is a OG in the HipHOp community

7 Days by Craig David Ft. Mos Def

Heres the link to download this if you are interested Dj Premier remix '7 days '

Complete Instrumental for the 7 days track

-Gangstarr Feat. Inspectah Deck -Prod. by DJ Premier

Random Remixes to different SOngs Hip 2 Da Game

Jackie Long aka Esquire

Esquire from ATL doing a Snoop Dog style Freestyle

he actually gets it in tho non homo

gotta keep the same Chop Shop or get better


gets crossed by a player in mexico

ewwwwwwwwwwwww Kobe not a good look

Nov 4, 2008

Barack 297- 145

Barackkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk OBAMA

in the name of JESUS

Please Black community dont not i mean do not let this beef up peoples EGO's this is only one step in the journey

Side note i can careless what people say about Obama , its only a problem when your thoughts become actions

Please dont do things like this ppl

like David Allen Grier said plz plz black people dont get ignorant when us as a black race has a black gentlemen running and that we're so close.

Can you dig it? Can you dig It? CAN YOU DIG ITTTTTTTTT?

Can you dig it

How ignorant can you be???

This is ashame

hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm? trickster can mean a playlist of things or to some it's a slang term to
to reference a person of color
Click here for Knowledge
also if you read more into it, there is a reference to a man called Uncle Remus sounds familiar right , Ding Ding Ding your right Uncle Ruckus from the animated series Boondocks

Uncle Remus

Uncle Ruckus

THis mans response

I Votedddddddddddddddddddddddddd

got in Earlier than usually this morning and voted before class and after i voted tell me why i got to class and my teacher wasn't there and being the teacher he is this is super-hella rare like once everyother year or so

but peep the lol OBAMA for Change

Obama Spoof Live your Life

Obama Vs McCain dance off lloll

Under Const.

Can You DIG

watch this to the end lol

Finally made my blog and i said you know what Stealthdaybe aka Mr. BrandNew Fresh aka Reg

stop BullSh!ting and make your blog however i struggled with the name a little so i was like Fk it and be like Nike " Just Do It"
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