Theres a Chinese supermarket chain in my city (Toronto)
at night around 7pm they go on discount around 50% off
it's like $10 for a huge platter of about 30 pieces of sushi and sashimi
I get that sometimes just because of value, quality isn't the best but I don't care, it's good enough. The quality is actually okay for grocery store sushi, better than most grocery stores but not as good as a restaurant. Kind of like the quality you get at food court sushi places
Eating sushi from a quality Japanese spot is $$$. Most Japanese spots are Chinese owned and operated. I call it Asian confusion instead of fusion. The sushi isn't prepared properly, corners are cut including freshness etc. that's like supermarket and gas station quality. If you are really into sushi like me. I avoid spots like that. Rather go once in a while and have the real thing than the Chinese confusion bs and their silly rolls. End of rant
haha its like most Indian restaurants are owned by Bangladeshi people in the UK. Rarely you find authentic Indian restaurants with Indian chefs. If you go to a real Indian its a entirely diff taste/experience.
Every now and again I grab some sushi grade salmon and also a tuna steak. Ill use the salmon as is but will quickly sear the tuna edges and make myself some sushis. When I make rolls I usually use only veggies. This thread is making me want to make some sushi.
Honestly, I don't understand this in today's modern dual-income households (not a dig at you or your situation, read more for my thought-process...just generalizing).
Assuming you both take care of the bills (either your own or combined), have money stashed for emergencies, communicate reasonably anything combined you want to work towards...
I don't understand how you spending your extra $ where you want it is any different from let's say...your wife shopping. Or whatever she spends her money on and doesn't expect you to give her shit for. Of course, this is assuming things are good between you two, you're equal (or close enough) providers of income, you share common debts together, etc.
Unless your sashimi addiction is bordering on drug-addiction levels of spending (which is probably totally possible, considering the cost of quality sashimi)
Stop by Vancouver sometime Allex, outside of Japan we may be the sushi capital of the world. It's cheap it's fresh, abundant and largely authentic. We're getting our fair share of pretender sushi as well where it's chinese and korean versions, you can tell it apart by the mega portions and rock bottom prices but even those are way better than you'll find in most cities... you'll find lots of authentic Japanese trained chefs out here as well tho. You can hit a new sushi joint every day for a year and still not come close to hitting all the sushi spots in Vancouver, a couple years ago the local paper did an interactive map and there were well over 600 sushi spots in the city, and it's only gotten worse since then. My cousins kids are 3 and 4 years old, they don't ask for mcdonalds like kids used to when I was young, they're asking for cali rolls and bc rolls, terriyaki by the time they're 8-10 they'll be eating all varieties of sashimi. I see it all the time with not just them but kids all over this city, they have grown up on sushi, pho, ramen and all sorts of other ethnic fare. I've had to scale back as my preference is tuna (bluefin, yellowfin, almaco/Amberjack) and then I add stuff around my tuna, I detest salmon. My intake was getting to ridiculous levels and I was worried about Mercury but im still at min a 5 day a week sushi guy, almost entirely sashimi and nigiri.