Tuesday, March 1, 2011


I think everyone knows someone that just LOVES spicy foods…the spicier the better…right?

But come on…boundaries people!

And don’t get me wrong, I LOVE spicy foods—but to a certain extent.

Have you ever had something so hot that you could’ve swore you seen stars?


And no matter what you did, NOTHING would put you out of your misery.

Yea, I’ve been there.

Which brings me to this one time years ago, a group of us went to eat sushi.

Now, I’m not a “sushi kind of gal.” (Not that there’s anything wrong with that)!

It was something new and it was something different.

So, being the “sushi rookie”—I was introduced to the California Roll.

Wow…this thing was cool—very appealing to the eye.  

It was rolled all perfectly and had all these little side deals that you could “dip” it in if you wanted.

I know it sounds ridiculous, but for a 19-year-old first timer—this was awesome.

So…here I am dabbling in this and that, when I happen to look over and see this “green gew” so conveniently placed before me.

“What’s this?” I ask.

“Oh, that’s Wasabi…it’s really hot.”

“Oh yea…how hot?” I ask.

“It’s hot. You don’t need that much, just put a little.”

So, in the back of mind I’m thinking, “Yea right. You’re just weak. Your version of hot and my version of hot are two different things. Whatever”


I grab a knife, and ever so generously apply a heaping spoonful of this “green stuff” to my California Roll.

I take a bite.

And that’s all I can remember.

I swear I seen colors—colors I never even knew existed.

My ears started ringing.

It felt like I had a torch in my mouth.

It was awful.

My eyes were watering, my nose was running, and every pore on my body was panicking.

And come to find out that the California Roll isn’t even really considered sushi.

According to associatedcontent.com, “The California Roll is a sushi roll that contains no raw fish, and is said to have been invented by Tokyo Kaikan, a sushi chef at a restaurant in Los Angeles, California."

Do you know what this means?

The California Roll is technically not sushi—since it was created in the U.S. and contains no raw fish.

They’ve never even heard of it in Japan.

So there you go. I’m barely finding out now that my first sushi experience was a fake.

It’s a good thing I tried the Tuna.

Do you have a “hot” story to tell? I'd love to hear about it.

Please, don't hesitate to tell me what's On Ur Mind.

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