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8 Sushi

I made a list of 100 things I should do that scare me. In 2020, I plan to complete all 100.

I’ve never been a big seafood person. It took years for me to even try anything after a bad experience with clam chowder, because I basically assumed I had a mild allergy.


But sushi is so pretty! And so many of my friends are really into it, so I figured I needed to give it a try. My husband and I went to a nice sushi restaurant in Alameda and the waitress assisted us in finding some items to sample.


We picked up a rainbow roll (which I guess has a variety of things—crab, tuna, shrimp), a spider roll, and some other kind of raw tuna with rice. Yellowtail?


I was really nervous going in. I knew it was going to be seafood, and I knew we had the option of ordering something that was cooked, but I wanted to give this a full shot, so most of what we had was raw.


Oh wow.


This stuff is EMPHATICALLY not for me.


Raw fish is a no-go, which I guess shouldn’t surprise me too much, but it turns out I don’t care for sushi rice, or seaweed, or cucumber, or wasabi (though I already knew that), or even the curry croquettes we got as an appetizer. I felt so sick coming out of there.


Big gap between hopes and reality. Very sad.


I’d had this on my list as level 2, but I was really nervous before they brought the food, and it wasn’t really rewarding at all, so I’ve upgraded this to level 3.

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