Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Eating Out Sushi

On Friday I read and article that stated that within our lifetime, we will deplete the ocean's stock of fish.  So much so, that the next generation and generations to come will not eat fish from the ocean but from a farm.


By the time we 20-somethings are living it up as 60 and 70-year-olds, we may no longer be able to depend on the ocean to provide us with wild fish and other fruits of the sea.

Read more at: http://nextshark.com/alarming-trends-show-that-we-may-be-the-last-generation-to-enjoy-good-sushi/#rmns
 By the time we 20-somethings are living it up as 60 and 70-year-olds, we may no longer be able to depend on the ocean to provide us with wild fish and other fruits of the sea.

By the time we 20-somethings are living it up as 60 and 70-year-olds, we may no longer be able to depend on the ocean to provide us with wild fish and other fruits of the sea.

Read more at: http://nextshark.com/alarming-trends-show-that-we-may-be-the-last-generation-to-enjoy-good-sushi/#rmns

By the time we 20-somethings are living it up as 60 and 70-year-olds, we may no longer be able to depend on the ocean to provide us with wild fish and other fruits of the sea.

Read more at: http://nextshark.com/alarming-trends-show-that-we-may-be-the-last-generation-to-enjoy-good-sushi/#rmns

By the time we 20-somethings are living it up as 60 and 70-year-olds, we may no longer be able to depend on the ocean to provide us with wild fish and other fruits of the sea.

Read more at: http://nextshark.com/alarming-trends-show-that-we-may-be-the-last-generation-to-enjoy-good-sushi/#rmns
By the time we 20-somethings are living it up as 60 and 70-year-olds, we may no longer be able to depend on the ocean to provide us with wild fish and other fruits of the sea.

Read more at: http://nextshark.com/alarming-trends-show-that-we-may-be-the-last-generation-to-enjoy-good-sushi/#rmns
By the time we 20-somethings are living it up as 60 and 70-year-olds, we may no longer be able to depend on the ocean to provide us with wild fish and other fruits of the sea.

Read more at: http://nextshark.com/alarming-trends-show-that-we-may-be-the-last-generation-to-enjoy-good-sushi/#rmns
THE FUCK!
By the time we are older, fish farms might ensure that sushi will still be around, but we’ll know firsthand that only real sushi is made with the best wild-caught fish.

Read more at: http://nextshark.com/alarming-trends-show-that-we-may-be-the-last-generation-to-enjoy-good-sushi/#rmns

That same Friday, my work decided to have a staff meal of salmon, shrimp and mixed fish.  We have a smoker at work and it cooked everything perfectly.  I'm
made a quick marinade for the scrimps that consisted of the following:

garlic
lemon
salt
pepper 
chili powder 
 Let it all sit together for 5-10 minutes then cook how you will.  It will come out good every time.  I fucking mean it. I also made the brussel sprouts with the following:

brussel sprouts
bacon fat
salt
balsamic vinegar, to be tossed in after they are cooked. 
I kept them wet so they wouldn't dry out on the smoker.  They were perfect. 

Anyways, it was a pretty fish centric meal. Sitting down and eating it with the knowledge that  there probably won't be much of this stuff left kinda laid heavy on me.  Do I take the hippie high road and not eat it, or do I take the YOLO road and eat it because, fuck the next generation?  What are they going to do for me? I ate it. I mean I prepared most of it and I cut my finger using a serrated knife to cut the sprouts. I also didn't bring a lunch. So I ate it and moved along with my day.



 Later that night, after some grocery shopping. we decide to actually eat out.  The husband suggest sushi at White Wasabi.  Even after eating a fish lunch my first reaction was yes.  I didn't think anything of it. We rarely eat sushi. It's not because we don't enjoy it but because it is pricey and tastes evolve. Also food allergies develop. Like me and avocado. 

Everything was great. The atmosphere, the decor and design of the restaurant was on point. I didn't think much of that article or much of anything.  But there was something that erked me, actually a few things. 

It is a sushi restaurant, but the menu of actual sushi, you know, just rice and fish, was very small. However, the menu of specialty rolls was massive.  There were so many options and combinations that it makes people indecisive.   It's not just White Wasabi.  Every sushi place in Long Beach and OC beach cities is this way.  It is maddening! There was a time when I was that person that ate rolls of mixed fish with random sauces. I loved it!


I've grown to not enjoy the rolls so much these days. I actually enjoy the taste of raw fish and rice.  Also a majority of the rolls contain avocado and that's basically poison to me and it's not by choice.  We did order a roll that night but it wasn't as good as the yellowtail sushi.  I was also bummed that they didn't have saba aka mackerel.  It's my jam but, unfortunately, not that night.  I also over heard the couple next to me order one more roll based on the server's suggestion and I witnessed them not finish it or not take it home.  Then it hit me. Sushi guilt.  The weight of a bluefin tuna looming over me. Did these fish die in vain? I wanted to slap them and tell them that you have it so good right now. That some day in the future, that roll will not taste the same.  Do you know that?  Do you know what sushi is?

I did feel bad after the meal. I also considered giving up sushi all together but I probably won't. I like it too much.  We rarely eat it these days and I promise I will never take a bite of sushi for granted. Scout's honor.

In the meantime, reeducate yo self!


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