California Roll: the rant (35)

1 Name: Apprentice Chef 2005-12-25 11:17 ID:114dlBjK

Okay, I know they're not authentic or Japanese or whatever. I know avocados probably don't grow across the Pacific. I don't know what these things are, really, other than ... good.

That's right, I said good. I confess. I love my California rolls. I don't care what "culture" they come from, they taste great and they're hard to fuck up unless they're a day old in the machine-made sushi section at the local American white-people supermarket. And they have avocado in them.

California Rolls are like sweet and sour pork and orange chicken: people eat them not because they're ethnic and culture-rich or whatever--they eat them because they taste good.

Who's with me?!

2 Name: Apprentice Chef 2005-12-26 01:06 ID:Heaven

I've never had one, what am I missing out on?

3 Name: Apprentice Chef 2005-12-27 07:57 ID:Heaven

they're not really that special (but avocado is almost autowin)

but then again, i might be a bit jaded from working in a sushi joint and getting all the shit i want

ps. fresh atlantic tuna 4tehwin

pps. some of that badass icelandic fish (that i have no idea what is called in english) only like a hundred people who all live out in the countryside eat wins

4 Name: Apprentice Chef 2005-12-27 17:38 ID:aLtDGSE8

I never was crazy about California rolls. They're alright, but nothing spectacular.

I usually get some kind of crunchy shrimp roll.

5 Name: Apprentice Chef 2005-12-28 00:07 ID:9bGTGJyc

Avocado, cucumber, and mock crab.

I agree with >>4. They're good, but not any better than anything else. Unless you really like avocado.

ps. BBQ eel wins.

6 Name: Apprentice Chef 2005-12-28 02:23 ID:TCwI9zQk

I like avacado, and I don't care if what I eat is authentic to the culture it originated in or not, but I HATE it when americans fuck up sushi with shit like grilled chicken.

7 Name: Apprentice Chef 2005-12-29 16:01 ID:Cixoi6YD

If it tastes good, who cares? Japanese people got tempura from Portugal and nobody whines about that. I love plain sushi, and California rolls, and sweet potato rolls too :O BTW 6, it's not just Americans who fuck things up, I have a Japanese onigiri cookbook which uses processed cheese and weiners liberally :/

8 Name: Apprentice Chef 2005-12-30 02:12 ID:Heaven

Don't forget the mayonnaise on pizza.

9 Name: Apprentice Chef 2005-12-30 17:29 ID:aLtDGSE8

Damn.... I want to eat sushi again. :(

10 Name: Apprentice Chef 2005-12-31 06:25 ID:TCwI9zQk

but it dosen't taste good! at least not as good as more traditional sushi (includeing things that may not actually be japanese like california rolls). but many american's are too big pussies to try anything more exotic than fried pork, so the industry has to cater to them at the expense of making inferior sushi, that really isn't sushi so much as chinese food coverd in sticky rice ;_;

11 Name: Apprentice Chef 2006-01-03 19:30 ID:Cixoi6YD

I don't know where you get your sushi, but our California rolls taste good :/ Since a lot of my Japanese friends are fond of the rolls, and since I (an American) love traditional sashimi, I think you might be quick to stereotype. No one's losing any honor over eating some rice and avacado, dude.

12 Name: 10 2006-01-04 07:45 ID:TCwI9zQk

Hmmm? I said I don't have any problem with avacado on sushi. Read more carefully.

13 Name: Apprentice Chef 2006-01-05 03:04 ID:9WvC/vuk

>that really isn't sushi so much as chinese food coverd in sticky rice

ehhhh.... I don't even know wtf you are refering too, even california rolls are not "chinese food"

14 Name: Apprentice Chef 2006-01-06 11:01 ID:Heaven

read the fucking thing, i'm not talking about california rolls.

15 Name: MistressSayuri 2006-02-22 22:19 ID:Hg4dyszs

Oh yes.
California roll with soy sauce is like tuna roll.
Tuna roll is called tekka maki in Japanese.
I love it, too.


16 Name: Apprentice Chef 2006-02-22 22:30 ID:HK4AEPEG

As long as it tastes good, Enjoy!

that being said, I've never tried california rolls. Not to my knowledge, at least. But I am damned fond of sushi, amongst many other things.

17 Name: Apprentice Chef 2006-02-23 23:21 ID:yJQTqjlE

I prefer Eel, cucumber and eel and cucumber rolls, myself. I have never been a big fan of avocado, but if you take it out, california rolls are decent.

I like them better with cucumber than avocado - it makes california rolls more "refreshing" during the summer...

18 Name: Kali 2006-02-26 18:13 ID:eYmar1Y8

California roll are pretty decent, though it is not my favorite I do use it almost as a palette cleaner between sushi since it's light. ^^ i love eel though and if you can get the roll tempuraed it's even better gives the creamcheese a different mouth feel.

19 Name: Anonymous Chef : 2006-03-27 06:30 ID:WBYC3xeY

I hate it when California rolls have caviar in it though. Ugh... disgusting.

20 Name: Anonymous Chef : 2006-03-28 19:10 ID:P1ZDJhwx

Caviar in general tastes disgusting. What do rich people see in this crap?

21 Name: Anonymous Chef : 2006-03-28 22:03 ID:Heaven

I like eel too, but its not so good if you eat alot of it.

I've never seen sushi with caviar on it, but most fish roe is good (I think salmon roe is a bit to salty to be eaten alone.)

22 Name: Anonymous Chef : 2006-03-29 01:37 ID:DSIvMtOo

i love flying fish roe, its so good, and so tiny

23 Name: Anonymous Chef : 2006-04-14 20:54 ID:lfdScLAO

Caviar? Try Kaviar :-p Probably just as bad.
Aussies/Brits have vegemite/marmite, Swedes have Kaviar.

But then again, I'm fond of the stuff - though, I've grown up with it. So, not really too weird.

24 Name: Anonymous Chef : 2006-04-15 05:34 ID:IEBTpZOY


The same thing the Romans saw in flamingo-tongue pie.

25 Name: Anonymous Chef : 2006-04-18 03:08 ID:Heaven


26 Name: Anonymous Chef : 2006-06-01 01:47 ID:WTejESxR

Is caviar the same as the stuff in sushi?

27 Name: RedMuppet : 2006-06-05 20:11 ID:RaV15RTZ

I like my California Rolls a bit different... instead of avocado, I like it with mango and the outside rolled in flying fish roe (not caviar... though honestly I've never seen caviar on sushi)

28 Name: Anonymous Chef : 2006-06-05 23:28 ID:RLQDGBEx

They're all fish eggs, or roe, but the word caviar is generally reserved for the delicacy types like sturgeon. The roe on sushi is usually salmon(big red eggs) or flying fish(small crunchy orange eggs).

29 Name: Anonymous Chef : 2006-06-06 15:58 ID:Heaven

Hi Albright.

30 Name: Anonymous Chef : 2006-06-06 22:17 ID:IDLzXq6O

ya know.. what I like Spider rolls like the fried lil crab sushi? ZOMG they are good

31 Name: Anonymous Chef : 2006-06-07 08:34 ID:dyNrzxDj

i like shrimp tempura rolls

32 Name: Anonymous Chef : 2006-06-07 09:54 ID:Heaven


indeed, soft shell crab is teh awesoem

for some reason the place i used to go to called them "ninja rolls"

33 Name: Anonymous Chef : 2006-06-08 22:57 ID:RLQDGBEx

Soft shell crab is even better on its own. <3<3<3 Grilled eel is also good as rolls or nigiri. :O~~~

34 Name: Anonymous Chef : 2006-06-09 05:53 ID:WXnpB6iB

ya know I WISH THEY JUST GIVE YOU THE SOFT SHELL CRAB thing without the rice and stuff

zomg they are amazing

35 Name: Anonymous Chef : 2006-06-09 15:55 ID:HA0uxmd/

I'm not much of a roll guy but "Dragon Roll" which is served as severeal near-by sushi places is godlike. Eel + avacado on top of a shrimp cucumber and some other stuff (unknown?) roll. Covered in eel sauce (I forget the name). Most delicious thing ever made.

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