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Black Swan and Freshwater Eel

Submitted by Murphy1844 at 2010-12-19 05:39:03 EST
Rating: 0.95 on 13 ratings (13 reviews) (Review this item) (V)

This post is a review about DA's newest and second-best flick and also about glorious freshwater eel sushi. Since many people cringe at the idea of eating eel, I'll start with that first.

For starters, one has to be motivated to try either sushi or eel-sushi (Unagi). Mine came, coincidentally, from the big dick here. He described it - the sushi - as so good as to melt in your mouth. That's not very elegant from a writing point of view, but it somehow describes the food perfectly and enticingly enough to motivate some fucker like me to order it. I did, years ago, and I loved it. I've ordered it since whenever I'm in good company and around a sushi joint.

My good buddy and I were off to see DA's newest and second-best flick tonight and we arrived early and decided to stop for a quick drink. We went to the nearest place which happened to be a hotel and a decent-looking one at that, and one that seemed to specialize in far east food. This may seem uncommon but in these parts (in this location) sushi and Thai sell quick and nice.

A very nice young lady asked us what it'll be then and I ordered a bowl of miso soup and asked them if they had freshwater eel. I said, "Do you guys have any freshwater eel?" I said, "I think it's called unagee or something." She said,

"Hang on a sec."


I wasn't starving hungry and/or pressing like I can be when I'm either starving hungry or alone, so I didn't pay much attention to how long it took her to get back to me. When she did, I was sort of shocked, having been engaged in a conversation about something else with my bud. She said, "yeah we sure do." I asked for one.

Presentation-wise it looked really really good. Taste-wise it sucked. It was fucking warm! Sushi should be cool. Sushi should have tender rice- tender like what the French describe pasta as being al dente. "How is it," she asked.

"Very good thank you," I said. I lied, and you know that.

If I run the risk of sounding like a snob I apologize and mean it. I'm not a snob. I fucking deliver pizzas for min. wage and drink enough alcohol in a night, every night, to kill or stun a midget. My bank account is nearly always overdrawn and if I didn't have a nice family I'd be holding a square of cardboard asking for help. The good news is, if you care, that I'm studying my way out of this mess. The bad news is, if you care, that sushi tonight sucked.

As for Black Swan, it was fucking excellent. If you're planning to see it then you've probably already read the reviews online and know it's a flick worth seeing. Therefore what I can offer you is my descriptive and lengthy analysis of the music, composed by Clint Mansel and (I think) the Kronos Quartet. Here's my super-lengthy analysis: Fucking excellent.

And if you get a chance to order Unagi proper, the big dick was correct. It melts in your mouth and makes life worth living.


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Submitted by Yozz at 2010-12-20 10:18:02 EST (#)
Rating: -2

NO COMMENT. Oooooh, but I want to.....

Submitted by RoadSong at 2010-12-20 00:53:58 EST (#)
Rating: 2

Submitted by TuTs (user info) at 2010-12-19 17:22:21 PST (#)
Ranking: 2

Are you refering to bear roadie? because he is just foul. To eat sushi I really have to be in the mood for it otherwise I don't enjoy it at all.
Yes, I think he was the first of the "reality" fellas.

When I think of raw fish I think of worms....*sigh*

There is another kind of sushi with no raw fishiness and I do like it.

Submitted by TuTs at 2010-12-19 20:22:21 EST (#)
Rating: 2

Are you refering to bear roadie? because he is just foul. To eat sushi I really have to be in the mood for it otherwise I don't enjoy it at all.

Submitted by Murphy1844 at 2010-12-19 13:19:38 EST (#)
Rating: 0

No I hadn't had it in a while and was only pretty sure I had the name right. You're right about the feeling of being a snob being a sensitive issue for me though.

Am I going to spend my time defending myself and my writing from you guys? What the fuck is this?

Submitted by RoadSong at 2010-12-19 13:14:35 EST (#)
Rating: 1

Have you seen that wild person on the telly that holds a snake or a fish over his face and SQUEEZES the fluid out of it, then eats what is left? No? Neither have I.

This post reminds me of him. EAT IT RAW - heh

Submitted by YourNameHere at 2010-12-19 12:43:04 EST (#)
Rating: 2

Submitted by X54 at 2010-12-19 12:20:20 EST (#)
Rating: 1

"I said, 'Do you guys have any freshwater eel?' I said, 'I think it's called unagee or something.'"


You already knew it was called Unagi. But you pretended not to.


"I'm not a snob."


This seems to be a sensitive issue with you. Being a snob, that is.

Submitted by Murphy1844 at 2010-12-19 11:32:18 EST (#)
Rating: 0

The rice should be cool and tender, which is the part I bitched about.

Submitted by SilvrWolf at 2010-12-19 11:31:14 EST (#)
Rating: 1

We have a sushi bar in Blacksburg run by three very American rednecks.
I'm not sure if sushi bars should fly confederate flags.

Submitted by asmasta808 at 2010-12-19 11:24:13 EST (#)
Rating: -1

freshly grilled eel is more than a little warm, buttpie.

Submitted by tinactin at 2010-12-19 11:18:48 EST (#)
Rating: 2

Unagi is delicious, but it is often served warm. You shouldnt take it as some kind of affront, pizza man.

I liked Black Swan too.

Submitted by Ducky at 2010-12-19 08:33:01 EST (#)
Rating: 2

The texture of sushi blows (my opinion only)...I read this on a website:

"Salmon is cool on my tongue, and sweet. No matter how I try to remember, its smoothness is always a pleasant surprise, the creaminess of the fatty ripples a decadent treat."

I tried salmon sushi at a friends pressing request and after years of berating I finally broke down this year and had some. It is smooth in that slimy sort of way and biting into it...that creaminess...is like eating a firmer version of fish flavoured mousse blended with ripples of gelatin. I found it vile, revolting, and vomit inducing...but sitting at a table of 8 had to smile and choke it back. Not as bad as silkworm pupae, which is the worst tasting thing on the planet with the possible exception of "tuna tears", which is a mixture of the local vodka and vitreous fluid from tuna eye, but it is up there. I would imagine live octopus to be worse having seen it being eaten but I have yet to cross THAT bridge myself.

I know some people who love it...sushi not silkworms...and I wonder if it has something to do with never eating fish as a child because my father is allergic to it. When I hear people rave about it I think there may be something wrong with my mouth in particular.

Submitted by skrapmetal at 2010-12-19 07:27:32 EST (#)
Rating: 1

If the waiter doesn't know if they have a particular type of sushi, you should probably not order that type of sushi.

Quiet, you kids! If I hear one more word, Bart doesn't get to watch
cartoons and Lisa doesn't get to go to college.

-- Homer Simpson
Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?