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Help me order sushi without looking like a moron

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Janet from Richmond | | Oct 16, 2007 10:36 AM

I like sushi. I have a friend who I will go with occasionally for sushi and I end up ordering spicy tuna rolls and Alaskan rolls because I can pronounce them and I get very intimidated by the whole sushi process. Several new sushi places have opened near my office and all I have tried are the tuna and other things that I don't have to worry about mucking it up or pronouncing Japanese words and offending the staff. All of the places have lunch specials which will include a set number of pieces of sushi, but give no indication if I can choose the ingredient (such as tuna, salmon or eel) or if the chef chooses it. I often end up getting sushi from the grocery store because I don't have to "face" anybody. I can just read the boxes and "see" the sushi. Also many place have "cute" names for various rolls and no indication of what they are made of...is it okay for me to ask or with they think I am a sushi idiot (which I am but just don't want to look like one).

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