An Igbo Girl Tries ‘SUSHI’ For The First Time…

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I won’t say I am a picky eater but I don’t like/eat a lot of things (including Amala & Sausage rolls). The reactions to my Amala review are still hilarious to this day. You can read all about it here:

TRYING AMALA FOR THE FIRST TIME. RATATATA…..

This post is about me jumping 1000 feet away from my comfort zone and fulfilling one of my secret desires: eating sushi. If you know me, you’ll know that I love adventure, not the tempestuous adventure that is dating a man from western Nigeria but real adventure like scuba diving, camping in the woods, etc. Being poor and living in Lagos is killing the real me. That being said, trust me to hop on any chance to experience something new.

Sushi:

A traditional Japanese dish of prepared vinegar-ed rice, usually with some sugar and salt, accompanied by a variety of ingredients, such as seafood, often raw, and vegetables.

 

The day is Saturday and it is 32°C. I am wearing the least creased shirt in my wardrobe (because I hate ironing) and jeans (why not?). One of my besties, Joey is accompanying me.

igbo girl sushi

All over the country, car and generator owners are having the Annual (sometimes bi-annual) Hide & Find Fuel competition we have in Nigeria. The government devises new ways to hide fuel, the citizens scamper around like church rats to find the fuel. I didn’t miss out on the fun this year.

igbo girl sushi

Finally got to my destination at Admiralty way, Lekki. I was a bit relaxed when I saw that it would be real Japanese people making the sushi. At least for a first trial, let the natives make it so that I can rule out lack of skill in case the sushi turns out bad.

sushi chefs

I placed my order, I was going to try out three types. I picked the three based on the recommendation of the Nigerian waitress. She had several stories of some popular slay queens using the pricey delicacy just for photo ops because they couldn’t eat it. She also insinuated that some customers teleport to the toilet at the first trial.

igbo girl sushi
*them glutes were too big for the chair, I kept trying to get comfortable*

My Sushi Order:

  • Sesame Spicy Tuna – tuna, avocado, spicy mayo.
  • Baby shrimps special – shrimps, tobiko (fish roe), special sauces.
  • Smoked Salmon Uramaki – salmon, avocado, lemon juice.

You are provided with chopsticks and soy sauce. Finally, I’d get to use chopsticks after years of being an avid Asian lover. The cold serves; sesame spicy tuna and smoked salmon uramaki were brought first.

Igbo girl sushi

They are served with pink ginger and Wasabi.

sushi

To the Nigerian palate, pink ginger tastes like normal ginger but just wet and soft (*wink wink). Wasabi tastes like peppered potash (kaun). You are to combine everything to get the full experience.

The Baby shrimp special was brought last because it’s deep-fried.

Let’s give them a taste.

sushi

First off, it’s a mouthful. Everything has to fit in at the same time to enjoy it. The soy sauce is very salty (I had no idea at first) and so I almost spat out my first bite. I went from :

To questioning my life’s choices.

It was the longest chewing moment of my life. I contemplated going to spit it out but NO! The price of the sushi was a powerful driving force and Mama Oti did not raise a quitter.

To be honest, It was not so bad. Only that Raw tuna tastes like a blood clot with fish flavour and the rice was so sticky, you could use it to glue a spoiled ‘bàtà Jesu‘ together.

The deep fried baby shrimp special was my favorite. It was crispy and had fish roe sprinkled on it. Enjoyed every bite. The whole combo tastes like the regular fried Titus fish you’d get from your local ‘Mama put‘. Only posher.

*done & dusted*

You are bound to have fish breath after eating sushi so always be prepared like I was.

It was an exciting experience but to fill my stomach up to full tank, sushi was not enough. I decided to stop over at another restaurant to get ‘normal’ food.

Love & Light.

 

 

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My name is Esther, Queen Esther. I am a Nigerian psychologist navigating blindly through this tornado called life. The words best used to describe me are witty, pretty, chubby and bubbly. Welcome to my blog.

19 thoughts on “An Igbo Girl Tries ‘SUSHI’ For The First Time…

  • February 21, 2022 at 11:43 am
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    This blog is hella funny.. the fact that I understand your facial expressions and they bring Back so many memories is kicking me off my seat… esther pleaseeeeee 🤣🤣🤣🤣

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    • February 21, 2022 at 11:46 am
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      Guyyy😂, My facial expressions😛>>>. thank you for stopping by ❤️

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      • February 21, 2022 at 2:16 pm
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        Girlll you’re so funny without even trying 😂🤣. I screamed when I saw your face after trying it. This blog really has me on a chokehold.. I love it here 😍. 🙂 ;). XO

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        • February 21, 2022 at 2:24 pm
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          Thank you so much! ❤️❤️❤️ Thank you for your constant support. Of course my facial expressions never disappoint 😎

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          • February 21, 2022 at 3:23 pm
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            😂😂😂

            I don’t like trying new things, but I’m glad I get to live vicariously through you.

          • February 21, 2022 at 3:24 pm
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            I’m here for you anytime, any day. Thank you so much for stopping by!❤️

      • February 22, 2022 at 9:34 am
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        I enjoyed every piece of this post…very detailed❤️😁

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        • February 22, 2022 at 9:35 am
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          Thanks bro❤️

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  • February 21, 2022 at 11:43 am
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    This blog is hella funny.. the fact that I understand your facial expressions and they bring Back so many memories is kicking me off my seat… esther pleaseeeeee 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

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  • February 21, 2022 at 11:52 am
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    One thing about this blog, you always find a way to make us laugh way too much 😩. Matter of fact I read this twice it is that good. So I guess I’m never going to buy sushi lmao ion like how you be doing your mouth in the pictures 🤣🤣. We hope to see more Contents QEO🥰

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    • February 21, 2022 at 12:03 pm
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      I think you should just try the sushi for trying sake😂. Thank you so much ❤️❤️❤️

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  • February 21, 2022 at 12:00 pm
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    Awwwwww, why am I not there to take your videos? 😖😖…Weldone dear…One of the foods you ordered looks like the Korean Gimbap. Your facial reactions were really funny 😂, and i doubt I can even eat those foods. I am sure when I travel to Asia, i’ll just be eating their fried chicken cossssssssss😂😂…

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    • February 21, 2022 at 12:01 pm
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      I know right, Trust me to come through with the facial expressions 😂. Yes o, just fried chicken and maybe bread 😂

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  • February 21, 2022 at 12:48 pm
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    This was hilarious, yet relatable. I’ve always had doubts about sushi, simply because I cant fathom eating raw fish. Maybe I’d be open to trying after your review, but its definitely going to be the cooked one. The Nigerian spirit in me rejects eating raw protein.🤣🤣🤣
    Anyways, I appreciate the humor inserted in the article, and “bata Jesu” got me rolling. Great job, girl, keep writing more of these!❤

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    • February 21, 2022 at 12:52 pm
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      Omg this means a lot!!!❤️❤️❤️ .I think you should try it out for trying sake 😛

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  • February 21, 2022 at 1:11 pm
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    Hehehehe. Proud to be part of this beautiful experience

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    • February 21, 2022 at 1:11 pm
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      Thanks my G, for everything ❤️

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  • April 2, 2022 at 12:23 pm
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    My Coach is one hellof a writer🙌, whoosh!!!
    From details to humor to facial expressions, all equals quality content and nothing short of it🥰

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    • April 3, 2022 at 8:43 am
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      Omg thank you! I’m glad you enjoyed it!

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