Local MA guys who eat Sushi

tongsli

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Ok guys, how about some recommended Sushi restaurants? One of the best times of the Toronto Fest was going to dinner with Jonathan and finding this good Sushi restaurant in Toronto


TIA,

Lito
 

dieseldorf

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for two of my most favorite things: Eating & Sushi !

1. Sakura-bana is excellent and a good place for sushi on a Sunday as it is located in the business district of Boston and no one is around (no hassle on street pkg, close to Fanuiel Hall, North End, etc.). web page

2. Our family's favorite: Yama ...probably 1/2hr. from the hotel and a great place for Sunday brunch. It's BYOB and offers some of the best sushi I have sampled. web page

3. I'll draw attention to Minado which is very new to the Boston area but has several locations in NYC metro.



Minado: Japanese Buffet and the offerings are vast:





Think all buffets are created equal? At Minado we've developed the highest standard for buffet-style dining. We only use the freshest and finest ingredients to create our Japanese inspired cuisine. Sushi is our specialty and we offer lots of it! Our guests enjoy over 30 selections of sushi & sashimi that are not only skillfully prepared but artfully presented as well, including hand rolls that are made-to-order.

We challenge you to try every one of our traditional and contemporary Japanese hot food dishes including yakisoba, beef & chicken teriyaki, tempura, gyoza dumplings and udon noodles. Also, during our dinner hours we offer a teppan-yaki grill station where our chef will promptly cook your selection of beef, chicken or vegetables while you wait. If that's not enough we've also added a healthy mix of all time seafood favorites to our menu such as Alaskan snow crab legs, Jumbo shrimp, oysters, cocktail shrimp and a variety of baked fish.

Minado is over the top, the place is insane. Has plenty of hot food so there's no issue for those not into sushi/sashimi...don't go there unless you're hungy.
45 mins from hotel. link





sushi world
 

iggy_jet

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There is no shortage of Sushi bars..
There is also an all you can eat sushi bar on RT9 in Natic.
Or a great little place in Worcester where I know the sushi chef. However the one in Worcester is a bit pricy.

Always up for sushi and some Sake...
 

Lug_Nut

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Maybe D-Dorf just wants to show off the new "fish" icon he's found.
Anyway, I have nothing planned at the moment for Saturday's evening meal. Sushi in Boston is as good as anything else.
I see on the 'fest itinerary that I'll be chaperoning a group to the Freedom Trail walking tour and to Fanueil Hall that afternoon so I'll be in the area of one of D-Dorf's listed places.
 

GeWilli

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mmmmmm sushi...

my weak spot is a boring tuna roll (makka nori? damn been too long to try and remember the japanese name for the stuff) loaded with wasabi...

second best part of the meal is wasabi... mmmm thats a good movie BTW...

so is anyone planning a sushi TDI meal...
 

dieseldorf

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Passing sushi and sashimi



NEVER pass sushi to another diner using your hashi. Pass them the plate so they can pick it up themselves. Always pick the sushi up off the plate with the other end of the hashi - the end that doesn't go in your mouth. And of course, never yell "go long!" or "incoming!" and then huck sushi across the table.
 

GeWilli

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phew - when ya said "passing sushi and sashimi" i got worried that you were going to discuss the issues with eating too much wasabi with your sushi and dealing with that .... later in the night

glad ya didn't go there 'dork
 

dieseldorf

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The Condiments

The thinly-sliced pink ginger on your plate is called gari. Eat just a slice between pieces of sushi to re-enliven your palate. The shredded white radish, called daikon, is for cleansing your palate between different orders. Wasabi is the little green chunk of horseradish paste that some often mix with shoyu as a sauce for dipping sushi. If you aren't used to eating wasabi, be forewarned: when eaten full strength, it has an electric effect on the sinuses that can make GeWilli weep openly.
 

GeWilli

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Okay big guy..

sounds like a challenge...



Dieseldork vs GeWillikers
wasabi contest
looser goes for the saki first
 

GeWilli

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yall New Englanders really think ya can keep up with a Seattle boy?


i even make my own sushi!

to get an idea - watch the movie Wasabi
like when Jean Reno
eats the whole bowl of it... Me Jean Reno
 

JephSullivan

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I know of a sushi place that is quite close to TDI Fest. It is probably less than fifteen minutes away. It is in Quincy and is called Fuji. Take 93 north for a couple of miles. Get off on exit 8, Furnace Brook Parkway. Follow the Furnace Brook Parkway for a couple of miles and then take a left onto Hancock St. After a few blocks, it will be on your right after you pass a KFC/Taco Bell on your left.

I like it but I am not too experienced with sushi. However, my sushi loving friends think it's great.
 

dieseldorf

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How To Use Chopsticks



Think of the chopstick as a pair of prongs, the only difference being that there are two separate parts or sticks. One stick is held in stationary position and the other is moved.

  1. Take one stick first and hold it in your right hand in the way you would normally hold a pencil. If the stick has a thick and a thin end, hold it so that the thick end is to the top.
  2. Keeping the fingers in this position, turn your hand inward until the stick is horizontal to the table and parallel to your body.

  3. Relax your fingers slightly and slide the stick to the left until your thumb and forefinger are clamping the stick at about its mid-point. The thumb should not be bent or rigidly straight. All your fingers should be curved slightly inwards with the middle finger in contact with the underside of the stick and the tip of the middle finger pointing towards your body. The third (ring) finger should be in line with the middle finger but its tip should protrude beyond the middle finger towards your body.

  4. Now, take the other stick with your left hand and let the thick end rest on the protruding part of the ring finger of your right hand. Slide the stick towards the right, touching the tip of the middle finger and passing under the thumb until the thick end rests at the base joint of your forefinger. This is the stationary position of this stick, and it should be roughly parallel to the first stick.
  5. Alternately bend and extend your forefinger and middle finger, letting the first stick PIVOT at the thumb. The thin tip of the moving stick will touch that of the stationary stick when you bend the two fingers. Don't hold the sticks rigidly. Hardly any pressure or strength is needed to grasp things at the tip of the chopsticks.
 

Hamsterdiesel

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Okay big guy..

sounds like a challenge...



Dieseldork vs GeWillikers
wasabi contest
looser goes for the saki first
I gotta be there for this...

I like sushi, too! Sushi yes. Wasabi no.
 

tongsli

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JoAnn and I are in for the Walking tour Saturday and for Sushi anywhere you guys want to go eat some


Lito
 

dieseldorf

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Lito, if you're downtown for that tour, Sakura-bana would be the place to go. We can check to verify they are open at that time.
 

NYTDI

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Sue and I are probably in for this as well so let us know when the spot is finalized.
 

dieseldorf

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tomo, it's my understanding that Smith and Wollensky are opening in Boston...that would satisfy your craving!

Just about all the sushi houses will have a hot menu as well...not to worry.
 
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