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Resource Consumer
06-10-2008, 14:54:38
Although Japan has had its own problems in recent (and not so recent) years but it seemed to have avoided the worst of the current fun and games.

Not true anymore, though:

In the last 7 days Origami Bank has folded. Sumo Bank has gone belly up. Bonsai Bank announced plans to cut some of its branches.

Yesterday, it was announced that Karaoke Bank is up for sale and will likely go for a song, while today shares in Kamikaze Bank were suspended after they nose-dived. Samurai Bank is soldiering on following sharp cutbacks. Ninja Bank is reported to have taken a hit, but they remain in the black.

Furthermore, 500 staff at Karate Bank got the chop and analysts report that there is something fishy going on at Sushi Bank where it is feared that staff may get a raw deal!

BUT there is some good news amid the gloom, a spokesman for Ichifani Bank Corp confirmed- ''we are up to scratch''

Venom
06-10-2008, 15:04:12
Sushi means vinegar rice, not raw fish.

C.G.B. Spender
06-10-2008, 15:13:38
So what's "raw fish" in japanese?

Funko
06-10-2008, 15:15:31
sashimi

Tizzy
06-10-2008, 15:19:20
Lunch

Lurker the Second
06-10-2008, 15:20:36
Once again, ignorance ruins a perfectly good thread. :(

Shining1
06-10-2008, 15:21:45
:lol:

Oerdin
08-10-2008, 20:07:31
Yu should make something up so you can make fun of Venom.

Greg W
08-10-2008, 23:34:05
Originally posted by Lurker the Second
Once again, ignorance ruins a perfectly good thread. :( :lol:

Japher
09-10-2008, 02:01:58
why does everyone think that sushi is raw fish?

Maybe it is, and all the Japanese are wrong?!

Oerdin
09-10-2008, 04:29:23
Shit, if you go to Japan it's hard to find a place that serves rolls because sushi rolls are an invention of the round eyes. Yet millions of westerners all seem to think sushi rolls = Japanese food.

Asher
09-10-2008, 04:30:12
Only dipshits think that. That's a fact.

Asher
09-10-2008, 04:30:55
The same is true for almost all Westernized cultural food. Look at Chinese food. Most of the shit we eat that's Chinese Food is purely Western. Some of the main ingredients, like Broccoli, didn't even exist in China until relatively recently.

Oerdin
09-10-2008, 04:34:33
Yep, America has a nack for taking good ethnic food and making it completely unrecognizable.

Asher
09-10-2008, 04:35:50
But better.

Next time you're in western Canada, try our ginger beef at a Chinese restaurant. It's awesomely unhealthy, but awesomely tasty. No one else seems to do it like that yet, but it is spreading.

http://www.gingerbeef.ca/About%20Us.htm

Oerdin
09-10-2008, 04:38:28
Looks good.

Drake Tungsten
09-10-2008, 05:29:49
Shit, if you go to Japan it's hard to find a place that serves rolls because sushi rolls are an invention of the round eyes.

As usual, you are full of shit. There's less variety of rolls, but they definitely invented and have them.

MoSe
09-10-2008, 06:52:17
OK, now you'll come 'n tell us that Pizza was NOT invented by americans....

tzè

Funko
09-10-2008, 07:52:48
Originally posted by Oerdin
Shit, if you go to Japan it's hard to find a place that serves rolls because sushi rolls are an invention of the round eyes. Yet millions of westerners all seem to think sushi rolls = Japanese food.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/0b/KansaiSushi.jpg/800px-KansaiSushi.jpg

Bob
09-10-2008, 07:54:13
Where's the Currywurst?

Funko
09-10-2008, 08:23:20
Up your bum

Bob
09-10-2008, 08:38:36
That's a Bockwurst

Dyl Ulenspiegel
09-10-2008, 09:20:06
Germans invented the Currywurstpizza.

Funko
09-10-2008, 09:44:51
That sounds awesome.

Dyl Ulenspiegel
09-10-2008, 09:48:13
And looks even awesomer!

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/56/137101982_dcf63d0e99.jpg?v=0

MoSe
09-10-2008, 09:54:05
you all know of course that "CULINARIA" means "BUTTSINTHEAIR"

Dyl Ulenspiegel
09-10-2008, 10:00:08
Bockwurstpizza!

Oerdin
09-10-2008, 10:20:36
Originally posted by Funko
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/0b/KansaiSushi.jpg/800px-KansaiSushi.jpg

I should say they aren't traditional. Sure, you can now find them but they're considered a newish thing where as stuff like nigiri is sold every where.

MOBIUS
09-10-2008, 10:42:52
Aren't they called California Rolls in your neck of the woods?

Vincent
09-10-2008, 10:44:26
Originally posted by Dyl Ulenspiegel
And looks even awesomer!

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/56/137101982_dcf63d0e99.jpg?v=0

wow!

Greg W
09-10-2008, 12:00:41
Weird. I went to Japan, what, about 8-9 years ago now? And they had Sushi restaurants with the little conveyor belts exactly the same as they have here.

And when the Japanese family we were visiting took us there, it didn't seem like a novelty or anything to them, and in fact they were telling me about which ones were delicacies and so on (mainly cos I picked one, and everyone went silent to see whether I'd like it or not - rare delicacy that one apparently)...

Drake Tungsten
09-10-2008, 19:16:31
I should say they aren't traditional. Sure, you can now find them but they're considered a newish thing where as stuff like nigiri is sold every where.

Have you ever been right about anything in your life? Maki sushi is just as traditional as nigiri, you stupid twat. What's not traditional are rolls with cream cheese or avocado in them...

Asher
09-10-2008, 19:17:22
Have you ever been right about anything in your life?
I ask that question, word for word, of Ben Kenobi every day and Oerdin very frequently on Apolyton.

Drake Tungsten
09-10-2008, 19:18:27
Thank god I don't post on Poly anymore. The limited exposure to Oerdin one gets here is bad enough...

Asher
09-10-2008, 19:19:49
Once, Oerdin tried to claim San Diego had 96" Pizzas. RIDICULOUS. I AM STILL OUTRAGED.

Drake Tungsten
09-10-2008, 19:22:29
A 96" pizza? That's absurd. How the fuck would you even get it through a doorway? Jesus, Oerdin is such a fucking retard.

Asher
09-10-2008, 19:26:11
Yeah, really! 96". He really should've picked a reasonable number, like 48".

Oerdin
09-10-2008, 20:19:45
Originally posted by Drake Tungsten
Have you ever been right about anything in your life? Maki sushi is just as traditional as nigiri, you stupid twat. What's not traditional are rolls with cream cheese or avocado in them...

Look you arrogant shit not all rolls are California rolls and I never claimed that nigiri was the only type of sushi I just used it as an example. It's no wonder you're still banned at poly.

I've been to several restaurants in Japan, not an expert but I do know a bit, and most of the place unless they're big fancy restaurants tend to specialize in just one specific type of food like a udon (noodle) shop or a nigiri shop, etc. Maki is much less common.

BTW it was 48" not 96". Asher is fucking with you.

Provost Harrison
09-10-2008, 20:51:16
:lol: This thread is like an island of Poly...where else would a massive argument over some fucking rice and fish break out? :lol:

Oerdin
09-10-2008, 21:50:38
yeah it's dumb.

Asher
09-10-2008, 23:35:38
96" Pizza! You're right it's dumb.

Drake Tungsten
10-10-2008, 01:07:44
I've been to several restaurants in Japan, not an expert but I do know a bit, and most of the place unless they're big fancy restaurants tend to specialize in just one specific type of food like a udon (noodle) shop or a nigiri shop, etc. Maki is much less common.

I lived in Japan for three years, you fucking moron, and I'm telling you that every goddamn sushi shop has rolls. I dare you to find a sushi-ya that doesn't have kappa maki, tekka maki, etc.

Greg W
10-10-2008, 01:15:11
Fight... Fight... Fight... Fight...

MOBIUS
10-10-2008, 10:01:28
Poly... Poly... Poly... Poleeeeeeee...

Venom
10-10-2008, 12:36:35
Thread summary:

I'm Oerdin and I can spell Japan, so I know my rolls. I've also never been right about anything in my life.

I'm Drake, and I can't not be an asshole about anything. You should see me order food.

MOBIUS
10-10-2008, 12:37:07
:lol:

Funko
10-10-2008, 12:38:15
:lol:

Lurker the Second
10-10-2008, 13:52:54
:lol:

Who was that fat man?

Oerdin
10-10-2008, 17:04:01
Guilty as charged. :(

Dyl Ulenspiegel
10-10-2008, 19:04:44
Originally posted by Asher
Once, Oerdin tried to claim San Diego had 96" Pizzas. RIDICULOUS. I AM STILL OUTRAGED.

What's that in metric and currywurst?

Asher
10-10-2008, 19:09:18
96 quotation marks is about equal to 30cm.

Oerdin
10-10-2008, 19:47:02
It was 48 and it was a joke.

Bob
10-10-2008, 19:48:36
Hell, your jokes a worse than our german jokes

Bob
10-10-2008, 19:58:34
"Wie großen ist dem Pizza von Sankt-Peter-Ording? 48 Gänsenfüßer"

Asher
10-10-2008, 20:23:30
LOL @ Bob

THE SHAME @ Oerdin

Drake Tungsten
10-10-2008, 21:35:39
It was 48 and it was a joke.

I'm sure you've been "joking" about Americans having invented sushi rolls, as well.

Oerdin
10-10-2008, 21:52:47
No.

MOBIUS
10-10-2008, 23:04:42
Nice to see Drake's still being an arsehole...:)

Drake Tungsten
11-10-2008, 00:01:47
I'm only an asshole to people who deserve it.

Asher
11-10-2008, 00:20:46
I approve of Drake's philosophy. The rest of you should be ashamed.

Greg W
11-10-2008, 00:44:46
See, now Oerdin lives in California somewhere, doesn't he? San Diego or something? Anyway, I think that may be where some of the confusion comes from...

All you ever wanted to know about Sushi (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sushi). Including this tidbit...Western Sushi

The types of sushi rolls typically found in the west are rarely found in Japan. This is typically thought of as an invention to suit the American palate,[12]. The increasing popularity of sushi in North America, as well as around the world, has resulted in numerous kinds of uramaki and regional off-shoots being created, such as the California roll, the B.C. roll (grilled salmon skin), and the Philadelphia roll (cream cheese). The following are lists of typical ingredients in universally popular rolls.

* The caterpillar roll generally includes avocado, unagi, kani kama (imitation crab stick), and cucumber.
* The dynamite roll includes yellowtail (hamachi), and fillings such as bean sprouts, carrots, chili and spicy mayo.
* The rainbow roll is typically a California roll topped with several various sashimi.
* The spider roll includes fried soft shell crab and other fillings such as cucumber, avocado, daikon sprouts or lettuce, roe, and spicy mayonnaise.
* A Philadelphia roll almost always consists of smoked salmon, cream cheese, cucumber, and/or onion.
* A Peckham roll consists of foie gras, toro and avocado. It is presented as a handroll.
* A BC roll has grilled salmon with sweet sauce and cucumber. It is named after British Columbia for its famous wild Pacific salmon.
* A crunchy roll is typically a California roll with shrimp tempura wrapped inside with the other ingredients, with the outside of the roll coated with fried tempura batter crumbs. It is often topped with sweet eel sauce or chili sauce.
* Other rolls may include scallops, spicy tuna, beef or chicken or teriyaki roll, okra, vegetables, and cheese. Sushi rolls can also be made with Brown rice and black rice. These have also appeared in Japanese cuisine.This, however is simply referring to different types, or recipes of Sushi. The basic form of Sushi was still a Japanese invention though...In Japanese cuisine, sushi (寿司, 鮨, 鮓, sushi?) is vinegared rice, usually topped with other ingredients, including fish, various meats, and vegetables. Outside of Japan, sushi is sometimes misunderstood to mean the raw fish itself, or even any fresh raw-seafood dishes.[1] In Japan, sliced raw fish alone is called sashimi and is distinct from sushi, as sashimi is the raw fish component, not the rice component. The word sushi itself comes from an archaic grammatical form of a word that is no longer used in other contexts; literally, "sushi" means "it's sour".[2]

There are various types of sushi: sushi served rolled inside nori (dried and pressed layer sheets of seaweed or alga) called makizushi (巻き) or rolls; sushi made with toppings laid with hand-formed clumps of rice called nigirizushi (にぎり); toppings stuffed into a small pouch of fried tofu called inarizushi; and toppings served scattered over a bowl of sushi rice called chirashi-zushi (ちらし).

Resource Consumer
11-10-2008, 10:38:14
I have regrets about starting this thread.....

Greg W
11-10-2008, 12:49:39
So you should. :bash:

Resource Consumer
12-10-2008, 18:39:37
thanks - it is noted. Now turn the fucking heating off in the bus.

Greg W
12-10-2008, 23:17:22
Why? It's only 27 degrees!

MOBIUS
12-10-2008, 23:30:50
Kelvin?

Provost Harrison
13-10-2008, 11:49:47
I think I'm going to go and eat a hemlock nigiri after reading this thread :rolleyes: :nervous: