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louise mills Jan 17, 2001 03:30 PM

could someone please describe what a sunimono salad is for me? thanks...

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    Deb H. RE: louise mills Jan 17, 2001 04:57 PM

    Could it be a "sunomono" salad? If so, it's a basic Japanese vinegared vegetable dish that often includes shellfish. Typically, thinly sliced veggies (ie. cucumbers) or bean thread noodles are dressed in vinegar/sugar (also sometimes light soy sauce & salt) liquid. I've seen crab, octopus, shrimp, shirasu, etc. in sunomono. It's sometimes topped with sesame seeds or sliced green onions. Very light, served in small portions (almost like a Japanese amuse bouche).

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    Deb H.

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      louise mills RE: Deb H. Jan 18, 2001 09:51 AM

      thanks so much for the reply and the details...my fiance is from Peru...from him, i have learned what ceviche is and enjoy that dish a lot...we ordered sunomono recently at our favorite sushi restaurant here in Orlando and both agreed it was a lot like ceviche... now that we see the ingredients, it truly IS a lot like ceviche, but with the sesame and vinegar, slightly different...we loved it and will continue to order it...thanks so much again for the info...

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        pat hammond RE: louise mills Jan 18, 2001 10:02 AM

        Louise, What's the name of that favorite sushi restaurant in Orlando? Inquiring chowhounds want to know! pat

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          Raul Gutierrez RE: pat hammond Jan 18, 2001 03:19 PM

          Must be Hirozen on Beverly and Orlando. Their sunumono salad is fantastic.

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