Once in college, I was forced to try sushi at my friend’s apartment. They did not ease me into it. The first piece I ate had a large piece of chewy, rubbery eel sticking off the top. I vowed never to eat sushi again. A few months ago, I was having a meal that served salmon tartare as the amuse bouche. Knowing it was only a small piece, I figured I would give it a try because I could always rinse out the flavor with my glass of water or some wine. I absolutely loved it! A friend of mine convinced me that there were many other types of sushi that I would likely enjoy if I liked the salmon tartare.
Recently, I went out to eat sushi for the first time. Along with ordering some Sake, we also drank a Japanese beer, Sapporo. It was fabulous. Light and crisp, it didn’t overpower the taste of the Japanese food were enjoying. I intend to continue going to this particular sushi restaurant and trying new sushi rolls, but I plan on sticking with Sapporo and Sake to drink.