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Big Sushi
Posted October 05, 2005 at 09:33:00 AM by Bean
In true copy-another-blog's-subject style (spanks m3), Stef and I decided to try an all you can eat sushi place last night. We headed to Ichiban Samurai in Louisville, KY and shelled out about $57 total (with tax and tip). Here is what we ate.
  • Rolls (large, 8-pc rolls)
  • Salmon skin roll
  • spicy salmon skin roll
  • spicy yellow-tail roll
  • California roll
  • Ichiban roll
  • Nigri Sushi (biggest pieces I've ever seen)
  • 4 x Masago (smelt egg)
  • 2 x Scallop
  • 2 x Red snapper
  • 2 x Kani (crab)
  • 2 x Smoked salmon
  • 4 x Unagi (eel)
  • 2 x Albacore
This place didn't fuck around with giving you little bits of fish on big rice balls. The nigri sushi was easily 4 inches long. It dangled over the edges of the rice ball. Needless to say, we were both stuffed. Now, the question is, did we get money's worth? Someone please do a price breakdown and let me know.
9 comments
Finch (October 05, 2005 at 10:00:38 AM):
I think it's pretty common for a 2-piece nigiri at dinner to cost anywhere from $3-4, so at $3 a pop the nigiri you ate was $27. Rolls are anywhere from $5-7, usually depending on how big they are, so at $5 that was $25. Adding it up comes out to $52 not counting tax and tip. Of course, that's a rough estimate and you probably would've spent more. Also, prease to describe the smelt egg. That is one thing I have never had. Also, you're missing out with no regular salmon, them's the tastiest.
Stef (October 05, 2005 at 11:14:10 AM):
smelt eggs are fun to eat...each egg is like a tiny explosion in your mouth! I'd rather not know what each tiny explosion consists of though
John (October 05, 2005 at 11:21:08 AM):
When I ate there last week I ate 16 pieices of nigri and 2 rolls
My total= $34 dollars based on the finch said. I think it was well worth it. As a side note
My brother ordered the quail egg
I expected slightly cooked egg on rice. What he got was wasabi paste with a quail egg on it cracked at the top with raw scrabbled quail egg inside with a couple drops of hot sauce on top that sat ontop of the thick yolk. He took it as a shot as I quickly erased it for my order. Also gross was salmon eggs. They are much larger then the Masago and nobody at the table could stand to eat even one egg of the houndred or so in the dish. When I tasted it I felt like I eat a dead fish out of the salty ocean.
Other interesting Sushi we tried
Green Muscle-Good and spicy
Octopus-very hard to chew
fried kentucky roll-super tasty
Anonymous (October 05, 2005 at 11:23:49 AM):
prease to explain these varying prices if it's "all you can eat"
Bean (October 05, 2005 at 11:42:45 AM):
RTFB (read the fuckin blog).
It's a price breakdown so's we can tell if we got our moneys worth.
Finch (October 05, 2005 at 11:49:19 AM):
I think the strangest sushi I've had (other than shrimp head, which Randy already BABA) would have to be conch. It had by far the strangest texture of anything I've ever eaten, kind of crunchy and soft at the same time.
m3 (October 05, 2005 at 12:00:12 PM):
i agree with finch on the prices thing. since some of your suchi's would have been more than the minimum estimate, you probably saved $5-$10 over buying the suchis individually

one interesting thing that i've read about suchi is that the pieces of fich on american suchi are actually much bigger than in japan. american customers think "the bigger the better", and in japan it's the proportion of rice to fich that's important (about 3:1 by weight). m1, can you confirm that japanese suchis have smaller bits of fish?
bigD (October 05, 2005 at 01:14:18 PM):
japan is a trach, who cares

plus, our suchi is probably just upsized in proportion to americans being taller than 4 feet.
m1 (October 06, 2005 at 02:54:40 PM):
Stef likes explosions in her mouth.

In related news, I never noticed if sushi is smaller in wapland. Readers may be interested to know that sushi is not eaten very frequently in Japan. Perhaps similar to how often an american eats steak. And steak is eaten even less frequently in Japan. Perhaps similar to how often an american eats sushi.

Weird.

Love,

m1
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