One of these does not sound like the others.
I have been in many a crowd where I have just uttered the word Sushi only to see nostrils flare, and pained looks on faces. Sometimes I say it just for fun, (Sushi!) just to see what will happen. Unfortunately the word Sushi has come to mean raw fish to many an American. While Sushi can include raw fish as part of its ingredients, this is not always the case. There are many Sushi items that include cook meats and vegetables along with a variety of sauces.
The term Sushi comes from the way that the rice is prepared. Rice is cook and then allowed to cool. As it does a sugar/vinegar mixture is sprinkled over the cooling rice. It absorbs the liquid and becomes a flavorful wonder that people seek out. Often Sushi places are known by how good their rice is.
Sashimi is what Americans are really afraid of . Sashimi is the raw fish that turns stomachs and makes noses wrinkle. But some of my favorite meals have included or were exclusively Sashimi.
One of my personal favorites is a place that does not look the part, but serves excellent Sushi. If you happen to be in Southgate, MI stop by The Black Pine Tree. It is a small store front building next to a boot store. The inside is small, but chef Yan is a man to get to know and trust. He is skilled with a knife and makes some excellent creations. He is tall and thin, and will tell you everything that you need to know about what you are eating. If your a first timer, he will help you out. If you would like a little more adventure, he can help you with that as well.
If you are a frequent sushi eater, you may find that their rolls are a little larger than most places, and I have also found that the quality of presentation is not as high at BPT than it is at other places. None-the-less, the food is great and the staff are friendly and helpful.
Most of all don't fear the Sushi. Its a great experience, try different things and you can find something that you like.
Passion for food!
If your reading this then you likely find yourself in a category that many classify as foodie. That is simply to say that you love food. I too, am a food lover, and I love to experience the eclectic mix of food opportunities that Metro Detroit has to offer. I have created this site because I love to explore new restaurants, tastes, and cultures. My work has granted me the opportunity to experience all of this, both here in Metro Detroit, and in other parts of the world. Detroit is a wonderful mix of some of the worlds best foods. I hope that reading these entries will stir you to want to experience something new and exciting.