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Sushi
Sushi

Learn English meaning of sushi

Date: Mar 29 2019

Themes: Food, Travel

Grammar: Present Perfect Progressive

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Every culture and country has their own distinct foods and dishes. In the world of Japanese food, one of their most famous dishes is sushi. Sushi began as a food sold in the streets in the 1800’s, but it is now known as a fancy type of dish.

In recent times, sushi has become very popular outside of Japan. People who enjoy sushi like it for its exotic flavors of rice and interesting use of seafood and other vegetables. But sushi isn’t for everyone because the most popular sushi is made with uncooked, raw pieces of fish.

Marni really enjoys sushi, but Brian is scared to try it. Find out more in today’s English lesson about a special kind of Japanese food.

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Marni

Marni

Brian

Brian

Marni:  You know what I’ve been craving lately, Brian?

Brian:  Pizza?

Marni:  No. Sushi!

Brian:  Oh, fish?

Marni:  Yes, fish. Raw fish.

Brian:  But it’s just raw. It’s not even cooked.

Marni:  No, it’s not cooked. But that’s part of the experience. It’s exotic and it’s got such intense flavors.

Brian:  Every time I go, I always just like to have the ones that have vegetables in them. I’m a little scared of raw fish.

Marni:  Really? Is it the texture?

Brian:  Yeah, the texture is a little fishy. Sometimes the ingredients can be… Like, what’s eel sauce? I’m not sure that I want to eat that.

Marni:  I think it’s about embracing the culture and trying new things. And just being open to the experience.

Brian:  It is very exotic.

Marni:  I just think it’s such wonderful food. I feel like we’re so lucky to be able to experience it. Especially when you go to a good sushi place with a good sushi chef. It’s magic.

 

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Marni really wants to eat some sushi. She enjoys the different flavors of sushi and the experience of going out to a sushi restaurant. Marni thinks that Brian should stop being afraid of trying new things and be open to the experience.

Even though sushi is popular, Brian can’t get excited about eating raw fish. He thinks it’s weird to eat something that isn’t cooked. The ingredients that are used to make sushi are too exotic for him.

Have you ever tried sushi? Why do you like or dislike sushi?

 

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fxarrufatSuper Member!

Spain

I have never eaten sushi in my life. That’s why I don’t like row food. But perhaps I will give it a try in the futurel

08:29 PM Mar 31 2019 |

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mansoormansoory

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I like sea food such as fish but I dont eat sushi yet so I cant judge about it. Although it seems to be good to taste sushi in the future.

10:50 AM Mar 31 2019 |

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ElvioleSuper Member!

Germany

i like sushi because of the wasabi you can put on it :)

04:43 PM Mar 30 2019 |

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kurbanov

kurbanov

Uzbekistan

Yes I agree. Sushi is so delicious food I like it, but I prefer to eat Row fish than Sushi I have tasted Row fish  only 3 times and I love Row fish so much, you can eat Row fish some vegetables. 

09:33 AM May 03 2015 |

OPQ

OPQ

China

I am not a Japanese, but i love sushi very much..and i love Japanese food very much.. they are delicious.. and interesting.

06:10 AM Apr 05 2015 |

yamylight

yamylight

Yemen

hhhhh inshaAllah when we travel to Japan 😜


09:34 PM Mar 26 2015 |

crazyshadow

Yemen

yamy : inshaAllah one day will try it together and enjoy it too :D .


09:18 PM Mar 26 2015 |

yamylight

yamylight

Yemen

really I want to try it too but when I think about raw fish I feel that I can,t eat it  but if I see it infront of me I will try at lats to taste it 😜😜

09:10 PM Mar 26 2015 |

Mahtab.bp

Mahtab.bp

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Haha


Me too Olya!  :-)

08:43 AM Mar 25 2015 |

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ola33

ola33

Japan

Mahtab:), you’re a sweet heart!
You’re always welcome! We’ll be eating sushi, drink green tea and make origami. I love origami. :)

08:01 AM Mar 25 2015 |

Mahtab.bp

Mahtab.bp

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

My dear friends!


Please dont think I deleted those pictures of poor sheep because of your comments or any other reason!


I deleted them because I know they were not nice for people and also for me!


It is talking about foods not politics! :))


Maybe I need to be Olya’s guest and try Sushi again! :)

05:00 AM Mar 25 2015 |

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ola33

ola33

Japan

Mahtab, many negative comments were stated here against sushi. It’s ok. It’s normal to express your opinion. I respect cultures, but, please, don’t force me to like what is against my nature!

07:06 PM Mar 24 2015 |

Mahtab.bp

Mahtab.bp

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I am sorry for creepy pictures that I posted!


I deleted them!


But Im disagree with you Olya!


Everyone dosent like sushi!


Every culture has its specific foods and drinks and I respect all even if I dont like to taste them!

04:58 PM Mar 24 2015 |

krishta

United States

which is a famous dish, delicious and in a beautiful country. http://www.ebog10.net

04:00 PM Mar 24 2015 |

ola33

ola33

Japan

The picture with the the sheep and brain on top of it is sickening. Yes, we eat lamb, but to decorate it in such gross manner is just a sheer mock to me.
Sushi are big time delicious! Every one loves them!!! Just because they delicious. Some of them, true, are very exquisitely done and look like little pastries. About raw fish, it’s kept in the fridge for some time before cooking to kill all the bacteria. So don’t worry about poisoning!! The only thing that can stop eating sushi is the severe allergy to them. Remember what happened to Hitch when he was on a date with his girlfriend?

03:19 PM Mar 24 2015 |

Shoba

Shoba

Sri Lanka



Haha, dear Mahtab, okay then, I won’t wish you a meat-filled day. I’ll just say, “have a fun-filled day”. Happy now? 


Dear S&W, I hope you reach your goal soon. 



07:43 AM Mar 24 2015 |

S&W

S&W

China

mahtab ,how can i hate you ,never happen.


dear shoba you are my goal to be a vegan

06:40 AM Mar 24 2015 |

Mahtab.bp

Mahtab.bp

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Thank you Dear Shoba!


You are very nice and kind friend as I expect from a vegetarian person!


But please dont wish me a meat-filled day because I dont like to eat meat and fish hence I always have anaemia! :-(

06:20 AM Mar 24 2015 |

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Shoba

Shoba

Sri Lanka



Hi Mahab & S&W,


It’s nice to know that you both love vegetables and have respect for vegans. I don’t have anything against meat lovers either. I totally understand that each culture has its own special food/food habits that may seem bizarre to others. 


Have a meat-filled day, both of you! 



06:12 AM Mar 24 2015 |

Mahtab.bp

Mahtab.bp

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Oh ok!


Please dont hate me so! ;-)

05:52 AM Mar 24 2015 |

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