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Sushi
Sushi

Learn English meaning of sushi

Date: Mar 29 2019

Themes: Food, Travel

Grammar: Present Perfect Progressive

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Every culture and country has their own distinct foods and dishes. In the world of Japanese food, one of their most famous dishes is sushi. Sushi began as a food sold in the streets in the 1800’s, but it is now known as a fancy type of dish.

In recent times, sushi has become very popular outside of Japan. People who enjoy sushi like it for its exotic flavors of rice and interesting use of seafood and other vegetables. But sushi isn’t for everyone because the most popular sushi is made with uncooked, raw pieces of fish.

Marni really enjoys sushi, but Brian is scared to try it. Find out more in today’s English lesson about a special kind of Japanese food.

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Marni

Marni

Brian

Brian

Marni:  You know what I’ve been craving lately, Brian?

Brian:  Pizza?

Marni:  No. Sushi!

Brian:  Oh, fish?

Marni:  Yes, fish. Raw fish.

Brian:  But it’s just raw. It’s not even cooked.

Marni:  No, it’s not cooked. But that’s part of the experience. It’s exotic and it’s got such intense flavors.

Brian:  Every time I go, I always just like to have the ones that have vegetables in them. I’m a little scared of raw fish.

Marni:  Really? Is it the texture?

Brian:  Yeah, the texture is a little fishy. Sometimes the ingredients can be… Like, what’s eel sauce? I’m not sure that I want to eat that.

Marni:  I think it’s about embracing the culture and trying new things. And just being open to the experience.

Brian:  It is very exotic.

Marni:  I just think it’s such wonderful food. I feel like we’re so lucky to be able to experience it. Especially when you go to a good sushi place with a good sushi chef. It’s magic.

 

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Discussion

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Marni really wants to eat some sushi. She enjoys the different flavors of sushi and the experience of going out to a sushi restaurant. Marni thinks that Brian should stop being afraid of trying new things and be open to the experience.

Even though sushi is popular, Brian can’t get excited about eating raw fish. He thinks it’s weird to eat something that isn’t cooked. The ingredients that are used to make sushi are too exotic for him.

Have you ever tried sushi? Why do you like or dislike sushi?

 

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Mahtab.bp

Mahtab.bp

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

oh pork head!!!!


Maybe it was the secret of his long life! ;)

03:45 PM Mar 23 2015 |

julito1

julito1

Argentina

Dear Mahtab, I am not scared.I remember when I was invited to a family gathering and one of the guests, an old man, 90 plus for sure, I saw him fervorously eating a pork head. Jejeje bon appetite 

03:36 PM Mar 23 2015 |

Mahtab.bp

Mahtab.bp

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Oh my Dear Friends Julito & Seiyf!!


Thanks for your caring! :))


La Princes se de la vie


One time I posted a picture of that and I scared people on ebaby! :-/


The big difference between ours and sushi is the appearance!


Sushi is very cute and appetizing and everyone who dosent know whats its texture, will be eager to taste it but I dont think anyone wants to taste  these Irainian traditional dishes!


meorazaghi

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Eating sheep especially head  Its good and very expensive in Iran but we can not eating raw we are eating this food for breakfast.  

02:55 PM Mar 23 2015 |

Seiyf_khawas

Turkey

Julito, you are very right, we have to do it for dear friend Mahtab, she will be happy:) 


Mahtab, we have same taste here, some people like to eat head of sheep , except me :)  but, it seems you dont eat many food ,thus ı hope we dont trap in a same wild island ))


La P.s.d.l.v. your zoology lessons tell the truth but people and their tastes dont listen them :)) 

La Princesse de la vie

Egypt

Mahtab.bp,


The entire head of a sheep! Seriously?! 


I think I have to regard eating Sushi :))

01:58 PM Mar 23 2015 |

La Princesse de la vie

Egypt

Well, the idea of eating something raw doesn’t appeal to me. But about years ago, almost half my age now, I heard for the first time about the name Sushi, and I liked the name and decided I want to try it, but just when I learnt it’s raw fish, I decided never to be hasty in my decisions again and to be fooled by names :)) 


In addition, as a student of zoology, I’ve learnt the risks of eating uncooked meat. I know it’s kind of contradiction, because I’ve known that Chinese and Japanese people like to eat healthy food, but I’ve know from my studying that raw muscles contain things you don’t really want to know, but it’s risky for me to try something like that.


I like to try new things, and I have no problem learning about other cultures, trying new flavors and textures. But Sushi is one of the things I don’t crave.


With great respect for all people, it’s just a matter of differences in cultures as it’s mentioned.

01:56 PM Mar 23 2015 |

Mahtab.bp

Mahtab.bp

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I should add this too!


Every country has its exotic foods and beverages


I don’ t think  people from other countries can eat the entire head of a sheep that is usual between Iranians ( of course I dont eat too)! ;-)

01:34 PM Mar 23 2015 |

Mahtab.bp

Mahtab.bp

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Haha!


Dear Julito


It’s a good point of sushi to take a break from school!!! ;-)


Seiyf


I wont eat sushi again even if I trap in a wild island! :-D

11:33 AM Mar 23 2015 |

julito1

julito1

Argentina

 Seiyf,  It appears that dear our dear friend Mahtab afterwards had to calling in sick to the school …. jejejejje

10:41 AM Mar 23 2015 |

Seiyf_khawas

Turkey

yesss ı tried sushi one or two times ,and my idea is same with julito, Mahtab..


ı can eat sushi , if ı  fall in a wild island :))))


promise, ı wont complain :)) 

julito1

julito1

Argentina

Since sushi was becoming popular in my country i decided to jump in the bandwagon of enthusiastics  for this cuisine and give it a try . My first impression was that sushi is a little bit pricey, but  that`s  not important if you have the money and enjoy to eat this delicatessen. After eaten different flavors of sushi i must say that  i wasn`t excited about them. I prefer to  eat at a chinese restaurant.     sorri sushi and @S&W , some other time…

S&W

S&W

China

I have tried sushi and i like sushi with vegetables inside not raw fish.It feels great of staying in a japanese restaurant.

Mahtab.bp

Mahtab.bp

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I was always eager to try sushi in my life and finally one time I tried a semi raw sushi with my friend … and I would never try it again! :-/


Its ingredients was steamed salmon and vegetables!


It was very far from my taste and also it had a bad very bad effect on my stomach! :(

s11211s

s11211s

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I can’t even think eating raw fish or meat! But cultures are different, and people’s food is different. According to what I have read, and I have seen, I believe Iranian are different and they don’t like trying every food!

fcf515

fcf515

Taiwan

Yes, I have tried sushi millions of times. It’s not considered exotic dish here. On the contrary, it’s quite common. There are plenty of Japanese restaurants here in Taiwan. Personally, I am fond of sushi and sashimi (raw fish).  They are very delicious!

tjyuan

tjyuan

China

I have been eated sushi a lots of times. I like to exprience different favor. I think different culture have different cusine, so we can have different cusine easily to exprience different culture.

06:34 AM Mar 23 2015 |

Shoba

Shoba

Sri Lanka



No, I haven’t. As a vegetarian the thought of eating the raw bodies of our sea friends turns my stomach.


But I’ve heard that vegan sushis could be quite delicious when they’re cooked to perfection, and I would love to try them one day. 



Eric_

Eric_

China

There are so many Sushi stores in my city…   and about the raw fish, we eat salmon the most…



Chinese food is famous too. If you guys want to know more. I recommend the documentary “A Bite of China”... :))


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Bite_of_China

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