I love food but sushi has always been on the top of my list, perhaps its something natural in my blood, my mom said she practically had sushi everyday when she was pregnant with me.
Seahorse was something I have not tried before, they were served fried, tasted just like any fried food but quite chewy with texture, I must say I do enjoy that texture, they are pretty rare to get as taken mostly by Chinese herbal medicine shops to soak them with liquor and turn into some therapeutic drink.
Why do I love sashimi/sushi so much? I guess I just love raw food, love the original taste of it. I always sit at the sushi bar, I enjoy the interaction with sushi chefs and I usually dont order, I let them prepare and surprise me with what comes out of their fingers. I love watching chefs at work, it fees like they are making tiny edible sculpture for the audience. I often go alone to sushi bars and sip my bubble, its a kind of solitary journey which I quite enjoy and it has become some sort of getaway in the city when the days get hectic.
Some fish tastes better eating alone, some fatty fish tastes better as nigiri, some needs to be dipped in soy sauce with a dab of wasabi, some tastes good with a touch of different condiments on top. A good piece is tender and juicy while it melts in your mouth and the taste lingers on your palate.
Every piece is unique, whether its fish, shrimp, crab, sea urchin or oyster, concentrate on its texture! The joy of sushi eating is watching the process from how the chef slices and prepares it until it goes down to your body and dont forget a sip of bubble in between makes it a perfect journey!