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Hawaiian sushi

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Just had a Hawaiian sushi salad, technically called Poké. Very delicious. Supposedly very trendy right now. You proles in flyover country are missing out on some great stuff.

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However, I do feel that eating raw fish too often is asking for trouble.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

May 6, 2017 at 6:40 pm

Posted in Bobos, New York City

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  1. …if that was the only thing flyover proles are missing out on, I’d happy live there.

    Zack

    May 6, 2017 at 6:48 pm

    • Flyover proles are generally not healthy, and a diet of raw fish doesn’t seem good for the body.

      JS

      May 6, 2017 at 8:58 pm

      • The country where the eat the most raw fish has the highest life expectancy: http://www.nbcnews.com/news/asian-america/japan-has-highest-life-expectancy-any-major-country-why-n130871

      • The Japanese also have high rates of stomach cancer.

        JS

        May 6, 2017 at 11:56 pm

      • Yes…

        But that is raw fish handled by Japanese workers and processed through Japanese industry.

        Do you think the illegals handling your raw fish are Japanese/

        map

        May 7, 2017 at 12:39 am

      • The Japanese are not healthier because on average they eat more raw fish, it’s because their nutrition in general is better and also there are couple of other reasons.

        They hardly eat or drink sugar, their meals are small and in many times prepared at home by a traditional housewife, the food they eat outside is less fast food and more like a proper healthy meal, same goes for their schools meals. They are also very clean and carful with hygiene.

        The other reasons are that they walk and cycle a lot but not as “exercise”, just part of life in a country where using public transportation and bicycle is the normal way of transportation. They get mandatory yearly thorough medical check by their employee which catch a lot of problem in early stages.

        In general, although they are very advanced technologically, they keep to their traditions and in many ways holds more 50′ values than Donald Trump.

        Hashed

        May 7, 2017 at 6:26 pm

    • Where I live, Costco sells it.

      Along with the $1.50 Costco Hot Dogs and the jumbo rotisserie chickens.

      Thin-Skinned Masta-Beta

      May 7, 2017 at 4:51 pm

  2. Lion come on. They’ve got two kinds of delicious tuna poke at many costcos, including some in the Midwest.

    Handle

    May 6, 2017 at 7:18 pm

  3. If by “flyover country” you mean any town or city that’s considered a backwater, I think you’re mistaken. You see sushi restaurants and all sorts of other “exotic” cuisines represented even in places like Bakersfield, California which is not exactly considered a mecca of sophistication and refinement. To be fair, the people there are very nice and once you get to know the place it’s not without its charms.

    Sgt. Joe Friday

    May 6, 2017 at 7:38 pm

    • This is an ongoing pattern in my visits to NYC and dealings with New Yorkers. They haven’t wrapped their heads around the fact that all the fashion and food is available in the rest of the country and they aren’t getting anything special. They just pay more.

      Maybe it was true back in the 90s that a lot of finer things were harder to get in most of the country, but not anymore. On the subject of esoteric cuisine, you’re gonna get better “ethnic” food in some second tier strip mall off an interstate. In new york it’ll be worse but with the price jacked up amidst expensive decor and shitty service.

      bobbybobbob

      May 6, 2017 at 8:24 pm

      • I lived in New York for 2 years in undergraduate. Many of the city’s amenities are completely out of reach for even the upper middle class. Simply living there seems to be the status marker.

        IranianofReason

        May 6, 2017 at 8:36 pm

      • No, they’re not. High rents remain the only concern among New Yorkers. I’ve seen individuals with Lion’s salary spend a lower middle class salary just eating out, as much as $50K/annually.

        JS

        May 7, 2017 at 12:04 am

  4. Isn’t this cultural appropriation? Why do SWPLs only get offended about things THEY don’t like?

    CamelCaseRob

    May 6, 2017 at 7:41 pm

    • They do get upset over things like sushi and yoga. They never call out a democratic group (women, non whites, non christants) for appropriating anything from a republican group (whites,men,christians) e.g. almost everything invented in the last 500 years.

      https://heatst.com/culture-wars/lena-dunham-agrees-sushi-is-cultural-appropriation/

      Magnavox

      May 6, 2017 at 11:09 pm

      • Everything the left does on race, sex, religion, etc is a double standard. But there are two different double standards depending on how extreme the person is. The first double standard is criticizing whites while giving non-whites a pass for doing the same kind of thing. The second double standard is criticizing things mainstream or conservative whites do while giving liberal whites a pass for doing the same kind of thing. Of course, as you point out, the most extreme leftists will criticize liberal whites as well.

        destructure

        May 7, 2017 at 11:45 am

  5. You do have some very strange ideas about “flyover country”. There are lots of cities in the Midwest and South with good culinary scenes: Chicago, Minneapolis, Houston, Atlanta…

    IranianofReason

    May 6, 2017 at 8:21 pm

  6. This prole doesn’t eat raw fish. But if I wanted to there are plenty of sushi places in my Canadian flyover town.

    Rosenmops

    May 6, 2017 at 8:38 pm

  7. The rise of colon cancer has increased dramatically for the millennial generation.

    Is a steady diet of sushi one of the reasons for the spike? Colon cancer is quite common among the Japanese.

    JS

    May 6, 2017 at 8:50 pm

    • The American colon cancer epidemic is from iron fortification added to the flour by government mandate.

      bobbybobbob

      May 6, 2017 at 10:44 pm

      • It could a combination of several things. Too much processed sugar, meat, and a lack of exercise seems common among the millennials. And then there’s eating out, which seems to be the norm.

        JS

        May 7, 2017 at 12:01 am

      • It’s the birth control in the water. We need to go back to the pull out method.

        Paul Ryan's Sickly Old Lapdog

        May 7, 2017 at 3:41 pm

    • Diet is very confusing. I never had the patience to read about it. Lion, how about a post on healthy diet and all these cancers and diabetes and stuff? That could be useful to keep your commenters alive for longer. Or is it mostly genes anyway?

      JS, are frogs good?

      Yakov

      May 7, 2017 at 9:21 am

      • There’s no good solid evidence that diet changes your life expectancy.

      • Yeah, but aren’t cancers related to the environment somewhat? And why do these chaps in Sardinia and Georgia live so long, but in Russia average life expectancy is 60? I never had the patience to try to get to the bottom of it, though. I mean whatever it is, I’m not gonna be able to replicate these conditions in Brooklyn, you know. I think it would be interesting to get to the bottom of it, especially Sardinia. It’s a beautiful place, cheap, and you could move there and blog till forever. But first we need to understand how it works for them.

        Yakov

        May 7, 2017 at 10:27 am

      • Several years ago, I read a book called Blue Zones. Blue Zones are places that have been identified as having the highest rates of centenarians in the world. Sardinia is the top ranked followed by a few other small, out of the way places. The purpose of the book was to identify what these places had in common to figure out why they were living so long. Diet and exercise are a big part of it but there’s a little more to it than that. Wikipedia sums it up.

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Zone

        I’ve found that the Mediterranean diet is pretty much the way blue zones eat. It’s the way people have historically eaten before everyone moved to the cities and started eating junk food. Basically, you should eat more fruits, vegetables, legumes, whole grains, chicken and fish and less red meat, processed flour, sugar, etc. This article from the Mayo Clinic sums it up.

        http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/mediterranean-diet/art-20047801

        The Mayo clinic published a book called “The Mayo Clinic Diet Plan” based on the research. Not surprisingly, it’s pretty much the same stuff from the blue zones and Mediterranean diet. So if you’re looking for a book that would be a good one.

        destructure

        May 7, 2017 at 1:13 pm

      • Lion, that’s stupid. A diet based on the USDA food pyramid, will almost certainly lead to type II diabetes. Maybe it won’t cut life expectancy that much but it will cut quality of life by at least 50-75%.

        Paul Ryan's Sickly Old Lapdog

        May 7, 2017 at 3:42 pm

      • Blue zones huh? That’s retarded to. It could just as well be their nice weather leading to adequate vitamin D levels throughout ones life. Vitamin D production is intimately linked with cortisol production. Even if cold weather people can live through vitamin D deprived winters it doesn’t mean the stress doesn’t wear away at life expectancy.

        Also bear in mind just because the variance in Sardinia is high doesn’t mean the average is good. What is their base life expectancy there?

        Paul Ryan's Sickly Old Lapdog

        May 7, 2017 at 3:47 pm

      • Destructure, thanks. Ordered the book.

        Yakov

        May 7, 2017 at 4:34 pm

      • Yakov — I would have recommended you get it from the library because it actually is a weight loss diet book. If that’s what you’re looking for you might like it. But if you’re looking for more of an in depth explanation that gives you the science and facts behind mediterranean diet then you’ll be disappointed because that’s not what it is. It doesn’t even mention the mediterranean dirt. But I know it lines up with it because I’ve read it.

        destructure

        May 7, 2017 at 7:48 pm

  8. Too much blogging aboutfood. Why don’t you start dieting and going to gym and blog about that? Yeah, gym, HBD and Trump – that’s a healthy mix.

    Yakov

    May 6, 2017 at 9:27 pm

  9. I spent a summer on a construction crew in Hono and management provided the crew platefuls of sashimi along with Olympia beer, each and every day after work. Never once had a problem.

    I really enjoyed that job. Outside in the sun every day. Getting fit. Attracting a certain type of woman. Prole life is not as bad as many imagine.

    Curle

    May 6, 2017 at 9:32 pm

  10. On the other hand, living in NYC means you completely miss out on the sublime pleasures of authentic BBQ, America’s most substantive and original contribution to world cuisine.

    JM

    May 6, 2017 at 10:01 pm

    • Followed closely by Santa Maria style tri-tip. Mmm.

      Sgt. Joe Friday

      May 6, 2017 at 11:13 pm

    • A quick NY Magazine search shows 82 BBQ restaurants in New York. Granted a good number of them will be Asian, with Korean BBQ being a huge thing. But there’s fancy BBQ restaurants here that are traditional.

      http://nymag.com/restaurants/wheretoeat/2009/53177/index4.html

      peterike

      May 7, 2017 at 11:26 am

      • I’ve eaten southern BBQ in Manhattan.

      • Each year in June Madison Square Park hosts the Big Apple BBQ. Some of the top pitmasters from around the country are there. It’s often very crowded with very long lines, but the food tends to be good.

        Lewis Medlock

        May 7, 2017 at 12:01 pm

      • Thanks for the tip, I can’t wait.

      • NYC of course has bbq restaurants, but it’s nowhere near the real thing. there are 2 places that come relatively close — fete sau in williamsburg and dinosaur bbq in queens. but theyre still off the mark. And NYC will never be home to true southern bbq on account of its strict health code which either precludes or makes eit extremely difficult for a restaurant to put in place what is required to prepare superior bbq.

        JM

        May 7, 2017 at 3:04 pm

      • Texas BBQ is beef. Southern BBQ is pork. You eat pork?

        destructure

        May 7, 2017 at 3:28 pm

      • Authentic Memphis BBQ sucks. It’s dry as fuck.

        Paul Ryan's Sickly Old Lapdog

        May 7, 2017 at 3:52 pm

  11. What? It finally reached New York? It is available in California for many years, even at Costco. There are dedicated chains that serve it. Did In-N-Out reach New York too? How about Walmart? Have you got any in Manhattan yet?

    My Two Cents

    May 6, 2017 at 10:22 pm

    • There’s a Walmart in Manhattan Kansas, but not Manhattan New York.

      • Wallmart is disgusting! I’m there now buying a kettlebell. It’s packed! A totally third world place. Excellent prices on kettlebells, though.

        Yakov

        May 6, 2017 at 10:53 pm

      • Yakov — Walmarts out in non-trashy, non-NAM-filled flyover country are often pretty nice, especially compared to ones in the New York Metro area.

        Renault

        May 7, 2017 at 12:26 am

      • I was in a Walmart in Reno that was pretty nice.

      • OK, I was just commenting of what I was observing in Secaucus. How come NYC doesn’t have one?

        Yakov

        May 7, 2017 at 9:15 am

      • O/T – And speaking of Frogs:

        I made a big mistake trying to learn French in the states. It was a waste of money and time. The spoken language of Québec is completely different from that of France. Almost no one outside of the province offers instruction in Québecois, and the French from France often have difficulty understanding their prolier cousins in the New World.

        Québec French — victory speech of Phillipe Couillard, the premier (governor) of Québec.

        Standard French — victory speech of President Francoise Hollande.

        JS

        May 7, 2017 at 10:59 am

      • The NYC Council has effectively prevented Walmart from opening any stores in New York City. The Walmart in Seacaucus, NJ is one of the worst I’ve ever been in. The one in Valley Stream, NY is also horrific. When a Walmart store is located in a more upscale area it is usually cleaner with more room to move around. The lower end stores are basically dirty warehouses.

        Lewis Medlock

        May 7, 2017 at 11:55 am

      • Knowledge is not a waste of time. Are the frogs different?

        Yakov

        May 7, 2017 at 12:01 pm

      • The quality of the people in Walmart is completely dependent on the quality of the people in the area. If you want to know what an area is like then check out Walmart.

        destructure

        May 7, 2017 at 2:03 pm

      • The Secaucus Wal-Mart is a place with no humanity. It is in Hudson County, 6.6 miles from Times Square.

        ScarletNumber

        May 7, 2017 at 2:34 pm

    • Yakov — I find a lot of businesses in French Speaking Canada with a dash of class and sophistication. Americans are trashy proles, including New Yorkers. It’s sad how America has degenerated so much. There is no customer service and it appears that most Americans are nervous, confused, scared or angry about something. I recently called a bookstore in Omaha, Nebraska, and the owner of the store was arguing with someone in the background while taking my order. But I’ll tell you this. Anglo Canadians are no better. French Canadians call Anglo Canadians, angry phones.

      You can thank the Anglo Prole Sphere for this mess!

      JS

      May 7, 2017 at 3:49 pm

      • Mate, when my son was in Paris, the people would ignore him when he would ask directions in English. Americans are friendlier and niceer then the French.

        Are the frogs good? You like them?

        Yakov

        May 7, 2017 at 11:48 pm

  12. You are asking for trouble. Stop.

    Daniel

    May 6, 2017 at 10:27 pm

  13. But the faggots and pansies (not you, you’re cool) of NYC are missing out on BBQ in flyover country. Are there even any BBQ places in NYC? Does anybody living in NYC even own a smoker? I’ll take Kansas City and Carolina BBQ over what passes for [pretentious] food from NYC, any day of the week.

    Ronald McDonald

    May 6, 2017 at 10:43 pm

  14. Poke is tuna. Tuna is often purchased frozen at sushi places because it is so fatty freezing doesn’t effect taste or texture in the slightest.

    PerezHBD

    May 6, 2017 at 11:03 pm

    • Tuna is the safest type of sushi because it is less wormy than other types of fish.

      Peter

      ironrailsironweights

      May 7, 2017 at 1:12 am

    • Almost all sushi is frozen, and modern fishing involves deep freezing it right on the boat immediately after catch. If unfrozen sushi is being served, the restaurant doing it isn’t following FDA guidelines. I could imagine a restaurant possibly selling never-frozen tuna, but it would be nuts to risk the liability from selling never frozen salmon.

      Frankly, I think restaurants like to pretend they are selling never-frozen when they are not. It adds to the exotic mistique.

      Steve@steve.com

      May 7, 2017 at 2:38 pm

  15. Saw this in Fort Lee. Sounds like chirashi with some fruit or something. I may have to try it.

    Getting to be Korean shaved ice sundae season at the same place.

    Dave Pinsen

    May 7, 2017 at 1:34 am

  16. You snobs in Coastal areas should learn about the rest of your nation:

    This is in Columbus, OH

    pokebrostogo.com/

    CA Spears

    May 7, 2017 at 11:25 am

    • Buckeye Donuts is a nice quasi-old school donut shop in Columbus, Ohio. Worth checking out if you’re into made-on-the-premises donuts.

      Lewis Medlock

      May 7, 2017 at 12:07 pm

  17. It hasn’t been true for a very long time that you need to live in a big metro for “ethnic” food. Every town in America has a Mexican restaurant now, because every town in America has illegal Mexicans. Every town in America has a Chinese restaurant now, because every town in America has illegal Chinese. The joys of diversity! Increasingly, you will see halal restaurants and various Middle Eastern spins. Coming soon to your town unless Trump shuts the spigot.

    Most towns will have a mediocre sushi restaurant (or combo Chinese/sushi place) which will be staffed by Chinese and often owned by Koreans. It’s true that for real Japanese created sushi or an omakase menu you probably need to go to an urban center.

    peterike

    May 7, 2017 at 11:30 am

    • Cheap Chinese food is everywhere and it’s crap.

      Cheap Mexican food is actually a lot better than cheap Chinese food. Say what you want about Mexicans, they are good cooks. Much better cooks than Jews.

      But I don’t think that raw fish has ever caught on with the proles. Which is not to say that you can’t find sushi everywhere, because everywhere has a few upper-middle class people and wannabe upper-middle class people. There was certainly good sushi in Phoenix (which has more Japanese people per capita living there than anywhere on the East Coast).

      On the other hand, there is absolutely no Southwestern food in New York City since Southwest NY closed again.

      • Hassidic Jews are prole, but sushi is catching on.

        Yakov

        May 7, 2017 at 12:04 pm

      • I’ve never really understood what makes Southwestern food different than Mexican. All seems the same to me. Tex-Mex too. No difference. Same very limited flavor palette. It’s like the same ingredients and flavors just in different combinations.

        Peterike

        May 7, 2017 at 2:32 pm

      • It’s very different.

      • What people think of as mexican food is really border food. Burritos, flour tortillas, and fried corn tortillas are all american inventions.

        Magnavox

        May 7, 2017 at 3:19 pm

      • Looks like I was wrong about flour tortillas. But they’re definitely a northern mexico, border ingredient.

        Magnavox

        May 7, 2017 at 3:23 pm

    • Poke restaurants have been in LA for a few years now. This is surely attributable to all the illegal Hawaiians running around.

      driveallnight

      May 7, 2017 at 5:45 pm

  18. This proves that all Americans are prolish in behavior, regardless of income:

    Who eats the most fast food in the U.S.? Not who you think

    http://www.nj.com/healthfit/index.ssf/2017/05/whos_really_eating_fast_food_in_the_us_not_who_you.html#comments

    JS

    May 7, 2017 at 3:40 pm

  19. Proles see raw fish and think it’s bait.

    M

    May 7, 2017 at 8:08 pm


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