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#64530 - 04/24/02 09:57 AM Re: Soup for breakfast!
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Dative or ablative?

If I mo eat me some soup it's gone be accusative.


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#64531 - 04/24/02 01:24 PM Re: TRIPE
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oh, dear doG, is tripe *always in menudo?? i've eaten menudo several times [belated gag reflex].

dr bill, you really need to get to a sushi joint ~ as kev suggested, unagi is readily available (and a favorite for those who like the social aspects of sushi but hate the thought of consuming raw fish). i'm not a huge unagi fan; the 'eel sauce' that they put on top is a bit too sweet for me. besides, stuff like california rolls, ebi (shrimp) and unagi (eel) defeat the purpose of sushi, since they don't have that wonderful raw texture and taste.

the weirdest thing i've eaten (besides reindeer, in dusseldorf (blech!)) is probably uni. uni is served in most sushi bars, and looks a bit like orange caviar ~ but what most folks don't know is that it's actually the gonads/ovaries of hermaphroditic sea urchins. yumyum! to make it worse, the first time i tried it we didn't even get them at the sushi bar ~ we just walked down and harvested the urchins from the tidepools. we even fed the prepared uni (prepared by cutting up the urchin, scooping out the roe and squeezing on a bit of lime) to the neighborhood kids. they all seemed to think it was neat =)

oh, i almost forgot the other gross thing. the first time i ever tried sushi: when i was still a teenager, my husband took me to a sushi bar and ordered me giant clam. it looks just like a chunk of gelatinous white stuff, but here's the rub: the shokunin (sushi chef) slams it down in front of you to show that it's "Fresh". the proof? it wiggles on its own. bottoms up!!!



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#64532 - 04/24/02 01:34 PM Re: uni
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caradea, my recall is that uni is typically the most expensive item in a sushi bar, and is considered the greatest delicacy. Can you confirm?


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#64533 - 04/24/02 06:26 PM Re: [b]Uni[/b] Ted States...
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...are these wiggles (or hulas) peformed by our Gallant Ted on a sushi bar? These I'd like to see! And certainly these live wiggles of our bear would be the most expensive item on the menu! Goldilocks knows a good thing when she sees it!


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#64534 - 04/24/02 07:22 PM Re: TRIPE
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re uni is served in most sushi bars, and looks a bit like orange caviar ~

oh, i've had that--i think.. the beads are larger than cavier, about the size of the very smallest petite pois (peas) But i have only eaten it in japan. My brother in law likes it for breakfast, and my neice loved it too!

it was fun watching her with her training chop sticks (they have little ridges, similar to noodle chop sticks) gently picking up one bead at at time. it was okay, but i prefered toast and hens eggs for breakfast.

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#64535 - 04/24/02 11:48 PM Re: fish eyes/tapioca
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i've eaten fish eyes..whole little dried anchovies, all crunch, sun dried to dark tropical tan.heads, eyes, and backbones still in place, and then served in a chili sause..


of troy, this is one of my favourites here. Usually served fried together with peanuts. It never occurred to me anybody would think it weird.

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#64536 - 04/25/02 08:08 AM Re: fish eyes/tapioca
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Dear Bingley,

Would this be the same as whitebait, which is (are?) small fish deep fried whole, and served in large numbers - quite delicious. If so I had never appreciated that they were anchovies, nor have I had them with peanuts - usually just lemon juice.

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#64537 - 04/25/02 08:43 AM Re: fish eyes/tapioca
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To be honest, I have no idea what the fish are called in Indonesian or English. I'll try and find out. They are tiny, about the size of a standard paperclip.

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#64538 - 04/25/02 09:50 AM Re: fish eyes/tapioca
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Oh, my dear Mr Bingley, i look forward to coming to see you, and dining with you!

and yes, the fishes are small, and crunchy, and listed on the menu (here in NY area) as anchovies.. but who know what kind of fish they are! and yes, here, the dish was considered very weird!

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#64539 - 04/25/02 10:38 AM food!
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How did I just know you would like this thread, Helen?


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