Sushi Regret

Yesterday we went to Toronto for the Tiff. We saw “Jiro Dreams of Sushi”. It was fantastic. It’s like a biography meets food documentary about Jiro Ono, world acclaimed sushi chef. There was also a small part where they discussed how they have noticed a decline in fish populations over the past few years and how this is affecting their restaurant. Some of the preferred fish they used to buy are no longer even available at the market. Also, the amount of tuna available has been reduced. This said this is because of fishing methods that scoop up everything, including the young tuna, and not giving the 10 years they need to be a good size.

The movie really made me want to go to Japan. In the meantime, though, we went to a local sushi place to eat. It’s all you can eat. I always seem to get into the situation where I order a bunch of great stuff and as it begins to come out I eat and eat in order to keep up with the pace of the food. Very quickly I get full, but the food keeps coming. This leads to sushi regret and going home with a giant stomach ache. Does anyone else have this problem? The worst it when you feel like there’s no way you can eat anymore and you think they’ve brought everything out, but then something appears on your table that you forgot about. Ugh. That didn’t happen last night, luckily, but I was still waaaay over full. I really need to start pacing myself.

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