What is this food called?

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  1. hxclespaulplayer

    hxclespaulplayer Commander Red Shirt

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    It was served with sushi in a Japanese restaurant, I did ask what it was but couldn't understand the answer. It's rice covered in this brown sort of wrapping with sweet, slimy stuff almost like maple syrup over it... the wrapping this almost looks like a dim sim:

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  2. Grey

    Grey Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Inarizushi

     
  3. Hoser

    Hoser Hoser Super Moderator

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    I love that stuff.
    GREAT NOW I'M HUNGRY AGAIN
     
  4. teacake

    teacake Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    I like Inari with the seaweed salad in it. It's served open rather than wrapped in a bundle. The sweet rice one is good though.

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    You can get this everywhere here.
     
  5. SmoothieX

    SmoothieX Vice Admiral Admiral

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    No, I don't believe you. I've never seen it at the gas station, book store, pharmacy, hardware store. Only at a sushi joint. So I'm calling shenanigans.
     
  6. teacake

    teacake Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    You can get this at all asian takeaway food joints that have sushi. You can find those places everywhere. Though I've heard you can buy this in gas stations in Hawaii.
     
  7. Coloratura

    Coloratura Snuggle Princess Premium Member

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    That looks delicious! There's no way it exists around here (Ohio).
     
  8. teacake

    teacake Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    It's actually very very delicious. The seaweed is soft but crispy and wet and has a faint sesame oil flavor. And they are about two dollars each. The tofu on the outside is very sweet.
     
  9. Gov Kodos

    Gov Kodos Admiral Admiral

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    The sushi bars with the conveyor belts around the preparers are great cheap places for stuff like this.
     
  10. teacake

    teacake Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Unless you're like me and you cannot resist the lure of new little dishes you might not have tried.
     
  11. Gul Re'jal

    Gul Re'jal Commodore Commodore

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    I love this seaweed. I must look around to find this tofu thing in the local Japanese takeaways.

    I'm hungry now :D
     
  12. teacake

    teacake Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    You can buy sheets of it in grocery stores though I don't know if it is as sweet.

    I like just eating that seaweed as a salad.
     
  13. Gul Re'jal

    Gul Re'jal Commodore Commodore

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    I like adding this seaweed when I prepare Korean bibimbap. I am not entirely sure, but I think salads are prepared with sesame oil, which only makes it better.

    It's supposed to be very healthy too :)
     
  14. teacake

    teacake Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Here's a pic of some bibimbap I ate three days ago. You can see what looks to be the seaweed salad on the bottom of it.

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  15. Mary Ann

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    Ooh, that looks good. *bemoans lack of good Asian restaurants in her area*
     
  16. Gul Re'jal

    Gul Re'jal Commodore Commodore

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    Yeah, the same thing :)

    Oh, and the idea of dry seaweed I can see on the top is good too. I don't recall seeing it in a Korean restaurant in my bibimbap, but I can try it when I prepare mine the next time :)

    Did Janeway like the bibimbap? ;)
     
  17. teacake

    teacake Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Oh yes she loved it, LOL, it had no leola root in it. I've had it with dry seaweed more often than not, though it's really decoration. It's fun seeing what different places use because you never know what's lurking in there. I've never made it myself, though I have made kimchi a few times now and it's come out great.
     
  18. slackbladder

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    it looks awful.
     
  19. Gul Re'jal

    Gul Re'jal Commodore Commodore

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    I've made kimchi several times too. You can buy it in any supermarket here in Hong Kong, but they usually are with crustaceans, which I don't eat because I'm a veggie, so my solution was to make my own kimchi :)
     
  20. teacake

    teacake Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    You can buy it here too in asian supermarkets but the stuff I made myself was excellent. Once I put fish sauce in it, once I didn't. Can't tell much difference.