I don't want to eat sushi but I have to
May 14, 2010 4:39 PM Subscribe
Can you teach me to
tolerate sushi? How did you learn to like sushi?
posted by granted to Food & Drink (59 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
I lost a bet with my girlfriend. Due to a grotesque display of hubris while setting the terms, I am obligated not only to buy her a sushi dinner, but to have some myself as well.
I don't like sushi, both in theory and in practice. Assorted loved ones have been appalled by this (it seems that people take sushi VERY seriously) and have attempted to convert me into a sushi-lover. I have gamely tried some here and there and I just don't like it. It is mushy and slimy and tastes like cold vagina and dirty beach water, even at high-quality places that were meant to impress me.
I'm a notoriously picky eater, both because of dietary restrictions (I don't eat sugar or refined carbs, so anything made with white rice is out) and because I just don't like a lot of things. But I love my girlfriend and I'm also curious why so many people go insane over sushi, while I am dreading it like it's a tetanus shot. Please teach me Sushi 101: what's the most painless way in? What on the menu will be least likely to make me gag at first? Did you always love sushi or were you once like me?