Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Foods With Faces

I.............I just can't do it. I'm sorry, family.

I can't eat food that has a face. Still attached. It's simply not possible.

We asked John to choose a restaurant in which to eat his Father's Day dinner, and he picked a sushi place. Our first round of sushi was presented beautifully on a wooden boat - shaped platter.

I thought it looked delicious, until I saw this:


Gadzooks! Now I know that this guy was intended as a garnish, not as part of the entrée, but still. He seems to be guarding the sushi that has the rest of his body parts on it.


If I recall correctly, I couldn't eat my last restaurant meal either, since it too had facial features. (Remember Monsieur Google y-Eyed Tuna Salad Man?) Hm............maybe I'm onto some kind of aversion diet therapy here.........

My apologies for the blurry photos. My phone camera isn't great.


stephanie said...

Sorry, Julia, but if the whole shrimp is fried, that is one of my favorite pieces of sushi! Fried whole shrimp, especially the tentacles, taste like yummy french fries, only good for you!

Jenny P said...

I'm with you, Julia! I blame basically that thing curled on your plate for my aversion to shellfish. The first time I was going to try shrimp was at a seafood buffet, with an entire platter of those ... creatures. We were 12 at the time, 42 of us on a trip to Australia...and boy do I hate to say it but the fat kid was the only one who ate that day!

Julia Oleinik said...

Stephanie - Really? The tentacles??

Oh, my.