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Old 30.01.2012, 06:20
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Certainly.

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I stand corrected...after opening my textbooks and doing some online research I see now why Sushi should come from as deep water as possible, and not fresh water fish, because the high levels of tape worm. And other parasites. I have eaten raw fish, of many different kinds, as it is part of my job to inspect the quality of food all the time, even though that can lead to being sick. But with the exception of frozen at sea fish destined for Sushi or Sashimi, I normally leave the Sushi making to the experts, and now I see why.

I was watching an episode of 3 Hungry Boys the other day, where they ate Pollack they had caught just off the shore as a Sushi.
I saw Gordon Ramsey or Jamie Oliver make Sushi from freshwater fish, and Sushi is real trendy these days, so it seems natural to folks that it must solely be based on freshness and diversity in preparation. But in fact, fresh water fish like Heck/Pike have something like 30% percent and more chances of carrying tape worm.
I am including a link I found that explains it best, and is factually correct, as far as I can tell.

http://vitalchoice.com/uploads/Sushi%20Safe.pdf
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Old 30.01.2012, 08:10
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Re: Sushi time!

Just a counterpoint to all the fairly opinionated and not-that-informed posts so far:
- Sushi is expensive wherever you are. I live at the sea in a country full of cheap restaurants now and good Sushi costs not much less than in Europe. You CAN get cheap stuff, but while I am a cheapskate with all other types of food... I only buy sushi at the most trustworthy places. Because raw fish is simply a sensitive ingredient.
- Swiss restaurants are expensive cause the labour costs and some ingredients are. For example beef. Sushi does not require many expensive Swiss ingredients and good quality imported fish is not more expensive than good cuts of beef. I spend less in a Sushi restaurant than in a steakhouse.
- making sushi yourself is really not that difficult. Getting fresh fish for it isn't hard either. My favourite place is this chain usually hidden in the industrial areas. They dont just sell tuna and have the best filets already cut in sushi size. http://www.der-frisch-fisch.ch/site/...TO___Der_e.cfm
- It is not the most original stuff, but I actually very much like Yoojis. By now a chain as well with outlets all over Zurich. http://www.yoojis.ch/
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Just a counterpoint to all the fairly opinionated and not-that-informed posts so far:

- making sushi yourself is really not that difficult. Getting fresh fish for it isn't hard either. My favourite place is this chain usually hidden in the industrial areas. They dont just sell tuna and have the best filets already cut in sushi size. http://www.der-frisch-fisch.ch/site/...TO___Der_e.cfm
- It is not the most original stuff, but I actually very much like Yoojis. By now a chain as well with outlets all over Zurich. http://www.yoojis.ch/
I've driven past the Mercato in Dietlikon and am anxious to try it. Good to know. I've taken a sushi making course but am an uncoordinated ditz with rolling. My sushi rice is good though.

We went to the yoogis in Winterthur and found it quite ok...the fish all seemed to be fresh, the sushi was tasty. For us, very convenient.
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Old 31.01.2012, 15:07
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fresh water fish like Heck/Pike have something like 30% percent and more chances of carrying tape worm.
So freeze it first, problem solved!

Also, Sushi is not always raw, nor does it always contain fish, BUT, it does always contain rice.

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Old 24.09.2012, 16:38
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I've never had Sushi here in Switzerland because... well, Chinese or any Asian food is unbelievably expensive. I don't want to know what Sushi would cost! I've had Sushi in Feldkirch (Austria on the boarder) at a place called Restaurant Wok http://www.restaurant-wok.com/ and in Konstanz on the other side of the Bodensee... my favorite buffet is (I believe evenings they also have sushi) Shunfeng http://shunfeng.de/ ... Mmmm sushi!
The Sushi is OK I reckon. Their noon buffet is bland and not worth it. Next to an Aldi 10 min walk from Konstanz-Fürtenberg Bhf or Bus Nr. 6 stops virtually in front ( Neuwerk stop ).

As for Sushi I prefer the ones in Singen or Lombardy IT.
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Old 24.09.2012, 16:55
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Had sushi in Thun recently, can`t remember the name. Distinctly better than I can get in Ahmedabad, India.
Must have been Thunfisch

I also vote for yoojis in Zurich, I think the quality is good.
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Old 24.09.2012, 17:11
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Re: Sushi time!

isakaya opposite ars longa at HB is also very good. the japanese teacher of my colleagure recommended it and i was there. they have interesting specials...
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Old 24.09.2012, 17:55
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The Sushi is OK I reckon. Their noon buffet is bland and not worth it. Next to an Aldi 10 min walk from Konstanz-Fürtenberg Bhf or Bus Nr. 6 stops virtually in front ( Neuwerk stop ).

As for Sushi I prefer the ones in Singen or Lombardy IT.
Actually I've changed my opinion... my favorite asian buffet/runningband sushi is now, by far, the one I mentioned in Feldkirch (A) Da Yang. They have recently renovated the place and it is amazing (and still very inexpensive). I hope when we move to the Italian/Austrian boarder, we will find a good asian buffet!

http://www.da-yang.at/rest/
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Old 25.09.2012, 09:21
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Re: Sushi time!

The only good answer is to befriend Japanese people

There are ok sushi restaurants here but the price is high. Lots of the less good places are not Japanese.

You can get sushi making lessons -"sushi yoko" http://www.sushi-yoko.ch/ in winterthur. It's fun too, highly recommended.

The fresh fish markets called mercato also do sushi quality fish and the guys serving know if it's good enough so won't sell you crap. Very impressed, Japanese people get their sushi and sashimi there. Several in Zurich for sure.

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Old 25.09.2012, 09:45
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Re: Sushi time!

Some sort of leave?
If it was seaweed (nori) that would be perfectly normal for the rolled ones (maki or uramaki shushi). The rice should be sticky. Vinegar is also a normal ingredient, shouldn't be that sour though. Yellow crab sticks ( is not crab meat) does not sound good. I liked the one in Thun also (in the center of town on "Mühleplatz"). There was another better one too but I think he moved and has now a very good japanese restaurant in Kehrsatz (very expensive though).
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Old 25.09.2012, 09:48
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Re: Sushi time!

Also the problem with eating sushi is that it's like wine; once you start having better ones you suddenly become snobbish and get a rash if someone recommends 10eur Chinese restaurant sushi on a forum. There's no going back, so ignorance is bliss.

Do you really want to find good sushi, or just cheap sushi?
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Re: Sushi time!

The little bar/ restaurant in Jelmoli is pretty good.
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Best Sushi I had in Switzerland is in Luzern. The fish is delivered fresh daily, and what they don't sell, they chuck at the end of evening service.
Confloozed, please could you share the name of the restaurant?
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Re: Sushi time!

Anyone tried the "Nooch Sushi" in Zurich? (There are several, apparently)
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Old 14.10.2012, 16:16
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i think swiss on board-magazine pointed one out in zug. backed up the quality that the jap. ambassador drives there from bern to have good sushi. unfortunately i dunno the name nor could i have been arsed to go there yet...
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Re: Sushi time!

hi,, im a sushi chef,, yes its hard to find fresh fish here in switzerland... but its not the only fish or seafood that will taste the sushi good. it is how it is made,, how the ingridients is being made. and the rice for me is the hardest one... because its so hard to have a perfect sushi rice.. what i mean is... the procedure how to cook the rice are all the same. but did you know that every rice is different it depends on the season.. well for some its really hard to understand what im trying to explain. well , atleast i just tell my point of view.. and in case ,, if anyone wants to learn sushi, im also offerring sushi courses. thank you...
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hi,, im a sushi chef
what a great introduction and cool job...!

It took me ages to appreciate that different rices really could taste different. For me, rice was just rice, unlike potatoes which have so many different subtle flavours ;-)
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hi,, im a sushi chef,,
I'm intrigued. Are you qualified to prepare fugu?

BTW, after living in Japan, I always preferred sashimi to sushi.
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Old 16.10.2012, 14:14
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I'm intrigued. Are you qualified to prepare fugu?

BTW, after living in Japan, I always preferred sashimi to sushi.
Is there fugu sushi?! I have seen it mostly as sashimi, but otherwise fried, baked or stewed - never that i recall as sushi.
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Is there fugu sushi?! I have seen it mostly as sashimi, but otherwise fried, baked or stewed - never that i recall as sushi.
I have only ever seen the sashimi. Never had the cohones (or money) to try it though.
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