SCATS has a sushi jones now

posted Nov 4, 2010
Sushi conversations aggitate the stomach
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I understand Stowe's sushi jones that this strip was inspired by but those tasty fish cravings for me have waned of late. Why? Allergies.

I've been more than fortunate in life to have next to nothing that makes me sneeze uncontrollably or keel over if a fraction of it is in my food. When I was a kid I remember my mom and brother having to go in for shots like every week just to control their allergies. As I've grown older I've probably become more sensitive to cats and I think something in chai tea but this latest was a huge surprise to me.

A couple times when visiting our local conveyor belt sushi place after eating my favorite spicy tuna rolls, edamame, and likely some gyoza, I started feeling like any rice I ate was wadding up and getting stuck in my throat. Kinda' that same sensation as when you eat too much peanut butter at once and you need a little extra milk to push it down? Well, that but nothing would work to push it down. Not knowing what the deal was I wisely stopped heading to the sushi place and haven't been for probably a year now.

Fast forward to last week when I took my team at the office out to celebrate one of their anniversary's working with us. We headed to a great place downtown where I was excited to try their tuna steak burger. It was fantastic and reminded me why I want to learn to cook things like tuna steak at home. Well, that's when it hit again. Sooner than I could finish half the thing my throat felt closed off (I could breathe just fine, mind you). It was the tuna! Had to be! What else would that sandwich and sushi rolls have in common?

So, sad panda as I now am, no more tuna for me. At least that means I can try other forms of sushi and generally not have to worry about running across tuna like some people have to diligently avoid peanuts or wheat. Time again to get my sushi jones on!


P.S. - Oh, and that sammich was so good that I actually ate another third of it before stopping. Yeah, I knew it was causing that reaction. But I'm still alive, aren't it? ;)

by The Jinxmedic on 11/4/2010 @ 8:03am

With adult onset allergies - the reactions can get worse with each new exposure. Trust me if you have insurance - you need to talk to your Dr about this. That should get you a referal to a specialist.

Right now the swelling is closing your throat to swallowing - at some point in the future it will probably close your airway.

Rememeber: progressive allergies are progressive............

by The Jinxmedic on 11/4/2010 @ 8:04am
Sorry, wrong log-on - this is Mrs Jinx (the one with the Epi-pen for raw onions...)

by KevinFreitas on 11/4/2010 @ 8:33am
Delightful! :( Yeah, I'm not going to be trifling with tuna anymore.

by marumaruyopparai on 11/4/2010 @ 9:53am
That's a shame, guess that means no toro for you now either (probably my favorite). There is always salmon and hamachi, those are both delicious.

by marumaruyopparai on 11/4/2010 @ 9:55am
At least it wasn't the rice, you would have had to give up on sushi entirely, now that would be a tragedy.

by KevinFreitas on 11/4/2010 @ 1:38pm
Yeah, now that I know I totally want to head out to sushi sometime soon! Simultaneously a bummer and a relief.

by Joel 413 on 11/4/2010 @ 2:20pm
Wonderwoman and....

by jamesstoweart on 11/4/2010 @ 2:28pm
Batgirl (The Barbara Gordon version)

by Joel 413 on 11/4/2010 @ 2:29pm
Ahha! It was the Yellow boots the threw me.

by NineInchNachos on 11/4/2010 @ 2:31pm
electra woman?

by NineInchNachos on 11/4/2010 @ 2:32pm

by KevinFreitas on 11/4/2010 @ 2:56pm
Can't be sanitary to have her cap draping over the back of the commode like that. :S I thought women were cleaner than that.

by WaywardScooterGirl on 11/4/2010 @ 5:57pm
Women just give off the illusion of being's really not so! And for the record, as Stowe should already know via numerous conversations about the subject...women do NOT speak to each other from stall to stall in the bathroom. Especially when...errrr, well never mind.

by WaywardScooterGirl on 11/4/2010 @ 5:58pm
Also...sushi, sushi,SUSHI!

by Mandiferous on 11/5/2010 @ 10:28am
Mmmm... I have teriyaki leftovers in the fridge but sushi sounds REALLY good.

by jamesstoweart on 11/5/2010 @ 12:42pm
Anyone up for a SCATS / Feed>>Tacoma Sushi excursion/meet-up?

SUUUSHI anyone?

by california on 11/5/2010 @ 9:00pm
Fishing for recommendations for local sushi places. Moved to Tacoma in July and haven't had sushi yet. Longest I've ever been without it. Suggestions?

by Mandiferous on 11/7/2010 @ 10:33am
@Stowe: Gari of Sushi flash mob? ;-)

by L.S.Erhardt on 11/7/2010 @ 12:35pm
I'm game for sushi. Where are we going?

by KevinFreitas on 11/7/2010 @ 8:54pm
Gari sounds good to me! And possibly to you too @california. You should join us once we decide on a lunch or night!

by Jesse on 11/8/2010 @ 8:35am
@California: Gari is more authentic than anything in town but I like Two Koi downtown the best.