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Any place in LA that offers Fruit Sushi?

ipsedixit Jan 15, 2007 08:52 PM

Thanks very much in advance.

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    JacyFarrow Jan 20, 2007 05:51 PM

    i've only ever seen fruit sushi (called "frushi") at Orange in Chicago. Was a very interesting experience. Would love to see it here in LA...


    1. Kitchen Queen Jan 17, 2007 06:25 PM

      FYI Hownders -

      I lived in Japan from 1991-1993. Fruit and vegetable sushi was VERY popular back then !

      In Japan, they have great sushi take out shops where sushi is premade, wrapped and priced according to what's inside. When a customer walks in to the sushi-ya, they take a basket and gather whatever they want. Also note that many fresh fruits are imported as is certain veges so, in Japan these items can be considered special. Vege sushi would be a slice of asparagus, carrot, green beans, mushrooms....Fruits often were a mandarin segment, apple, and probably more that I can't remember. Also very popular were fruit sammys - white bread, slices of cream cheese(like kraft yellows)and fruit salad! :)KQ

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        WBGuy Jan 17, 2007 05:54 PM

        RAW fruit? Man that's hard core. :)

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          ipsedixit Jan 17, 2007 05:56 PM

          Well, after this past of week of freezing overnight temps, raw fruit may be more expensive than toro ...


          1. re: ipsedixit
            wilafur Jan 17, 2007 06:03 PM

            especially citrus.

        2. Hungry4Good Jan 17, 2007 05:57 AM


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            chowmominLA Jan 17, 2007 05:55 AM

            If you mean places that include fruit with their sushi, all these places have a salmon/mango sushi or roll (which I love):

            -Bui in Malibu

            -Hamasaku on SM Blvd. and Veteran

            -Kaiten (conveyor-belt place) in the 3rd St. Promenade

            Also, Tomodachi Sushi on Weyburn in Westwood has a roll with pineapple on it.

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              rameniac Jan 17, 2007 05:24 AM

              is that slices of fresh fruit over rice? does the fruit sushi master pick his oranges off the vine at 5 in the morning? i... don't know what to say. i DO know that some japanese people eat california avocados with shoyu and claim it tastes like toro...

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                bulavinaka Jan 20, 2007 05:18 AM

                Halve and pit the avocado, pour a small amount of shoyu, scoop it out with a spoon, and you'll scrape the inside of the skin clean... didn't know avocado was eaten any other way until I tried guacamole and BLT sandwiches with avo... can't say for myself that it tastes like toro, but it's definitely in that direction...

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                bulavinaka Jan 17, 2007 05:00 AM

                FRUIT sushi? Man - that's really pushing the envelope... My grandparents are rolling over in their graves...

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                  gfrblxt Jan 15, 2007 10:23 PM

                  Hirozen on Beverly and Orlando in West Hollywood has an apple sushi. That's about all I can remember from their menu.

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