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Giant sushi

Josh Mittleman | Oct 12, 2000 10:18 AM

Eric Asimov had an article about the trend toward huge slices of fish on sushi. He mentions places that serve 6 or even 6 1/2 inch slabs of fish atop 2 1/2 inch balls of rice. He explains that this is an attempt to "Americanize" sushi and notes that restaurants that follow this trend have been scoring high in Zagat.

What's the attraction? Why would anyone _want_ to try to handle a hotdog-sized slice of fish with chopsticks? After all, three 2-inches slices are the same amount of fish as 1 six-inch slice. If I were served something so gross, I'd send it back and ask the chef to cut it into bite-sized pieces and give me enough rice to go 'round.

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