Why DO I eat so much sushi?
Well gather round friends, I shall tell you the tale of the laydee who eats raw fish like she’s a bear or something.
Disclaimer: If you don’t know what the hell I’m talking about sushi roll wise please ask in the comments…or …y’know..google.
1: It’s generally low calorie. You have to be smart about sushi, but you guys are smart you can handle this!
Things to avoid:
- Anything with mayo on, in, drizzled around. You can usually ask them to leave it out.
- Anything with cream cheese in it. You crazy! Leave it alone!
- Anything “crunchy” “crunch”, or deep fried. Crunch is a cross concept anyway, they just put the leftover fallen off crunchy bits from the tempura fryings on your roll. Who knows how long they’ve been there.
- Most uramaki rolls or jumbo rolls. Uramaki is sushi with rice on the OUTSIDE. And the jumbo rolls are those really big uramaki rolls, like dynamite usually. I also believe that those rolls were only invented so they could laugh at people trying to eat them. You know it’s rude to eat sushi in more than one bite.
- Teriyaki. Anything. Gosh I’m restricting your sushi plans, I’m sorry.
- Gomae – that spinach salad, it’s dressed with a sesame dressing, which is pretty high in calories.
- Dumplings, karaage, katsu, and most things in the appetizers menu.
Things to enjoy:
- Maki rolls! The tiny ones with rice on the inside! Again, no mayo. Enjoy tamago, kappa, tuna, salmon, avocado, whatever else they offer.
- Miso soup! But it can be very high in sodium. Remember, hypertension is the silent killer. (that and ninjas)
- Sashimi, Eat it!
- Edamame, enjoy!
- Most nigiri sushi, except I wont eat the quail’s egg one because I’m not a raw egg fan.
- Sunomono is great, and refreshing
- their version of the garden salad
2: It’s cheap!
(if you don’t live near the ocean I’m sorry, it’s probably not cheap, stick to salads)
- I get out of the restaurant for under $20 for two people eating.
3: It’s just really good for you. Omega 3 fatty acids from the fish, seaweed removes heavy metals from your body, the vinegar in the rice makes it a lower glycemic food, you can get it with brown rice, or with no rice at all. You get some free tea with it, which will provide the antioxidants (and aid in digestion). The pickled ginger is good for you as well!
4: It doesn’t make you feel overly full and gross after you eat it. I always feel happy and light and mildly euphoric after a good sushi meal
5: If you’re lucky you can go to one of those places that yells at you when you enter.
Also watch this:
*Warning* If you don’t live near the Ocean, as I mentioned above, sushi is probably expensive, and lower quality. Stay away from “spicy” rolls if it’s not a busy restaurant or of sushi isn’t popular in your town. The spicy roll was originally designed to mask the fishy taste of older fish to use it up. If a sushi restaurant is not busy at lunch time, don’t eat there. (as goes with any restaurant!)