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Frozen Sashimi?


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Frozen Sashimi?

sarahUNC | Nov 10, 2008 06:25 AM

Is this ever acceptable?

I went to a local, reputable place for a sushi dinner with another sashimi/sushi loving friend. We were quite dismayed that the salmon was frozen. Not cold, frozen. Also, another whitefish that looked seared was still frozen (not as bad as the salmon). The other sashimi options were OK, but still on the cold side.

When we commented this to the server, he said that that's the way it's supposed to be. The sushi chef apparently told him the same thing. After a few minutes, the manager came over and offered to bring us more of the pieces we did like. He explained that the salmon was frozen because it was in a cooler that was not used as often and therefore, colder. So, when they put the cold fish on the ice, it must have gotten frozen.

Were they serving frozen fish? Is it commonplace to serve previously frozen fish? I have not had this happen before and wondered if it happens on occasion at even the better places.


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