Sushi for a First Timer
My friend has asked me to take him out for Sushi for the first time. What should I order for the table? He has never enjoyed seafood but is willing to try again. Just please no California Rolls or Krab. I'm trying to think of a gateway sashimi and rolls for an unadventurous eater.
Most people like Spicy Tuna rolls, spider rolls with soft shell crab tempura, or rainbow rolls.
How about including some non-fish sushi, such as tamago (egg) or a vegetable maki roll? Or some dishes of pickled vegetables for the table?
Do you know what his objections to fish are? Is it texture, or taste, or just never having had a good one? If it's the thought of uncooked food that's the problem, how about someithing not raw, like shrimp or eel?
His objections in the past have been "too fishy." I suspect he has been traumatized by less than fresh fish dishes.
I think he has mostly eaten freshwater fish in the past.
He has recently embraced oysters and grilled octopus with lemon.
I was thinking of ordering some spicy tuna, toro, and maybe Japanese cured mackerel.
Eel is a good idea. I'm not a fan of eel sauce but I imagine I'm in the minority with that opinion.
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