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Jun 30, 2008 07:37 PM

sushi ordering question

I was just wondering the last time I got sushi, i usually get a 8 piece veggie roll (fairily large size) and a sashimi roll (spsicy tuna, crabmeat, albacore, salmmon, avocado) all wrapped in cucumber(no rice) this roll is also fairily large. My question is: is this considered a large order for one person because they alwaysy ask me how many sets of chopsticks i need and when i say one sometimes they act surprised

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  1. Id have to say no. I can eat tons of sushi and what you described would be a nice lunch, but wouldnt fill me up. by the way im only 5 10 165, so keep shoveling that delicous fish down your gullet.

    1. Umm...I'm 5'2", and proportionately small, and if I don't order three 6-piece rolls, I'm still hungry. There's a wonderful little place near me that does all-you-can-eat on Sundays...then we're talking four rolls, six pieces of sashimi, one or two of the sweet omelette thing who's name escapes me at the moment, and that's after the miso soup and edamame they bring as a first course. So, I guess what I'm saying is, if yours is a large order, I'm screwed. Don't let someone being judgemental ruin your meal.

      1. "sahimi roll" is an oxymoron, is it not?

        Anyway, I'm with the others so far. This would just be starters for me.

        2 Replies
        1. re: gordeaux

          Yeah. "Sashimi roll" isn't possible. That's like saying "square cylinder". Ain't no such thing.

          And I eat a lot of sushi when I eat sushi. Why bother, otherwise?

          1. re: uptown jimmy

            "Sashimi roll" is possible. Rice-less sushi is impossible: "Sushi" = vinagared rice.

        2. I agree with the above comments, it doesn't sound like too much by my book. I usually order two or sometimes three rolls for takeout. I love the stuff! I work with people who only calculate 1 roll per person and act like it is a monstrosity to suggest ordering more than that. It drives me crazy (especially when they then eat more than their 'share').

          Eat lots of sushi and be merry!

          1. If you're concerned, just say 'no chopsticks please'. You can tell them you prefer to eat with your hands, or you have your own pair and would rather not waste another set of disposables.

            2 rolls is a relatively small amount anyway.