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can i keep take-out sushi overnight and eat it the next day...

shirlotta Jun 25, 2007 06:01 PM

without ill effects? i'm a little paranoid, but i feel like it should probably be okay to eat sushi that i ordered tonight for dinner tomorrow for lunch. what do people think? i simply got too much to finish, and it's really good. of course it won't be as good tomorrow, but still edible, no?

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  1. ccbweb RE: shirlotta Jun 25, 2007 06:18 PM

    Yeah, it'll be fine. The rice will likely dry out and if there's any nori, it'll get chewey. But there's no serious health risk I don't believe. Its really not a lot different than getting sushi from a supermarket at the end of the night when it was made first thing in the morning.

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      mojoeater RE: shirlotta Jun 25, 2007 06:22 PM

      No problem. Try wrapping it in saran wrap to keep the rice from getting hard.

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        wayne keyser RE: shirlotta Jun 25, 2007 06:38 PM

        Depends what's in it and how soon refrigerated. Nigiri with egg or cooked shrimp, or rolls with avocado and cream cheese and 'crab legs' - no problem. Raw tuna or other fish, I'd pass.

        Exception: the orange "flying fish roe" is pretty resilient if you get it chilled soon.

        1. John Manzo RE: shirlotta Jun 25, 2007 07:13 PM

          I would not eat raw salmon, period, or any fresh-water raw fish for that matter. I would certainly not eat ot as leftovers. But much else, yep, I've eaten day-old tuna rolls and unagi and just about everything. Never had a problem.

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            ccbweb RE: John Manzo Jun 25, 2007 08:11 PM

            That's a whole different question, though.

          2. shirlotta RE: shirlotta Jun 25, 2007 10:46 PM

            thanks everyone! turns out it was a moot point - i got snack-y very late at night and ate it already. : ) but good to know for next time.

            1. dagoose RE: shirlotta Jun 26, 2007 11:28 AM

              A few other suggestions for next time (BF used to work at a sushi restaurant, was constantly bringing home leftovers)
              --if its nigiri, seperate rice and fish and saran wrap seperately, then recreate
              --if its a roll, saran wrap it all
              --refrigerate it as soon as you get home, then pull it out of the fridge about a little while before you eat it (I usually pull it, then wait 15-30 min) so that it returns to room temp.

              These are all taste related things. I have never worried about the safety side of this, if it was good enough to serve you the previous night, it should be fine the following day. Beyond a day, you might be more cautious, but who can leave uneaten sushi??? I also think that you will lose taste before you need to worry about germs.

              I am also sure teh germ paranoids of the world would rip me a new one for this, but I haven't gotten ill yet!

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                shirlotta RE: dagoose Jun 26, 2007 08:51 PM

                thanks for the tip! actually, usually i get sashimi, so i guess it was more of a day-old raw fish question, but this is great for when i do get nigiri.

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