March 11, 2008

Eel Breath

I don't care if the Japanese gal behind the sushi counter gives you a smug look when you order California rolls.

I don't care if you want to look cool by ordering something exotic, like say, the eel sushi.

I don't care if it's slathered with delicious avocado slices.

I don't care if you look away while picking it up so you don't have to be grossed out by the slimy, grey raw flesh you're about to eat.

I don't care if you brush your teeth immediately afterwards to get the acrid taste out of your mouth.

Eating eel sushi is never worth it. You think morning breath is bad? Try waking up with eel breath. The stuff is more potent than onions. Needless to say, next time I'll just suck it up and order my white-girl California rolls and smug Asian servers be damned.

26 comments:

bythelbs said...

You're a brave woman, Hollywood.

kenley said...

Apparently gross food makes you more refined and cultured. Fish eggs? Foi gras? yick.

kenley said...

And by "you" i mean... "a person."

Kels said...

The cooked eel sushi isn't bad, tho... What I've tried before tasted kinda like barbecue... :)

The Wiz said...

Oh nasty. You are brave. I'll take California rolls any day.

Kate said...

try alaska rolls, they are tasty- salmon, cream cheese, cucumber and other delightful things.

Carolyn said...

This is why I'm a vegetarian.
Gross!

Kerri said...

Try eating it with ginger. it cuts down on the bad breath. I don't care about the after effects, though - I love Eel sushi. If you are a true friend, you will love me even in an odorous state!

amanda said...

i have a feeling you decided to eat it when you realized it would make a good post. ha.

S'mee said...

I live by the wise words: "You are what you eat". I prefer to be calories dipped in chocolate, thank you.

kasey said...

Me too S'mee

Anonymous said...

Eel is only good when you're at the sushi bar because when it gets cold, it gets NASTY. Hot eel is the only eel worth anything.

Roger said...

Amen sister. Did you happen to see the dirty jobs where mike rowe went slime eel fishing? seriously disgusting and I would steer clear of anything remotely resembling those disgusting snot eels.

Anonymous said...

Yeah eel sushi is not worth it! try any other sushi and you will be much happier!

Jill Davis Doughtie said...

Hot eel sushi -- the unagi -- that's the good one. And it's really good!

California rolls are good, too, though. And if anyone gives you dirty looks for ordering them, they are CRAY-ZEE. And not very good servers!

AzĂșcar said...

Eel is my favorite.

Not kidding.

MMMMM unagi.

chan said...

You couldn't pay me a million dollars to eat that.

Amber said...

I'm pretty sure that's the grossest picture I've seen all week.

bdmalouf said...

actually eel is my favorite. unagi=delicious~

Kati said...

I just threw up a little in my mouth.

Please tell me you really didn't.
Please.
Kati

Boy Mom said...

I really wasn't that bothered by the hairball picture I thought it looked like a beaver or some other small aquatic critter...the eel picture has got to go I almost throw up every time I see it and I lose a little more respect for those of the sushi eating nationalities with each viewing.

Irishmama said...

Thanks for the warning. I was just starting to like Sushi, but now I'll avoid the eel.

Shiloh said...

I ate 2 full servings of eel sushi once-- my own and my companions b/c the lady who tooks us out was so sweet and old and really couldn't afford to take us out but did anyway. I hate eel sushi.

A. said...

That's gross.

Anonymous said...

Are you sure it was raw? Usually when you order it, it's cooked and warm and has a lovely sauce on it. Maybe you should give it another try. Really.

Anonymous said...

eel is soo good! i had it today...i eat it like i eat chips lol it tastes like regualr fish i just dont get whaqts so "ugh" about it