How many sushi pieces is standard for a good meal?

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Tonight the wife and I had delivery sushi. We had eight California rolls each and 6 sashimi. We were still hungry afterwards, though I went online to see how much the average person ate and some are saying "I have six sushi pieces and I'm stuffed!".

Is there something wrong with me? Do I have worms? I could have eaten double the quantity but had to make a bowl of pasta :(

P.S. We are not fat.
 
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Not had sushi often but the last time we had takeaway we did 2 platters, totalling 60 pieces between 4 of us and we didn't finish it. Probably had between 10-12 pieces ea
 
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Always have it along side something, unless I'm in an Asian country or want to treat myself. Good sushi is normally very expensive to have as a main meal! I'd just be warmed up after 6.
 
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Depends really on the portions you're used to. If you're the sort of person that goes to a buffet and piles as much as you can on your plate and eats it until you feel sick.....you probably need a *lot* of sushi to fill you up.

A small bowl of miso, some edamame on the side, maybe 8 good sushi nigiri, or California rolls is plenty for me!

Sushi is one of those things I just don't eat unless it's very good, so take time to savour it, rather than treat it like something to wolf down to stave off hunger.
 
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Depends really on the portions you're used to. If you're the sort of person that goes to a buffet and piles as much as you can on your plate and eats it until you feel sick.....you probably need a *lot* of sushi to fill you up.

A small bowl of miso, some edamame on the side, maybe 8 good sushi nigiri, or California rolls is plenty for me!

Sushi is one of those things I just don't eat unless it's very good, so take time to savour it, rather than treat it like something to wolf down to stave off hunger.

Yep, there's only two types of people. People who eat to be sick and people who don't.
 
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... how much did you pay ?
sushimi's expensive stuff, as commented , must be > £50Kg, maybe £100 ... one piece 15g ? so 6 pieces £5-£10
 
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... how much did you pay ?
sushimi's expensive stuff, as commented , must be > £50Kg, maybe £100 ... one piece 15g ? so 6 pieces £5-£10


You can get Salmon for £15 a kilo (Scottish, farmed) and Tuna Loin for £22 a kilo. Sashimi grade doesn't really mean anything, just that the fish has usually been frozen for a certain amount of time at set temperatures.

Tonight the wife and I had delivery sushi. We had eight California rolls each and 6 sashimi. We were still hungry afterwards, though I went online to see how much the average person ate and some are saying "I have six sushi pieces and I'm stuffed!".

Is there something wrong with me? Do I have worms? I could have eaten double the quantity but had to make a bowl of pasta :(

P.S. We are not fat.

When you say a roll do you mean the whole roll or a piece? One roll usually makes 6-8 pieces.

If the latter then it really wasn't much, if the former you're a pair of greedy gits. Understandable though.
 
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You can get Salmon for £15 a kilo (Scottish, farmed) and Tuna Loin for £22 a kilo.

I think I'd be able to distinguish a farmed salmon substitute, equally Tuna loin, at least what you can buy in the likes of Waitrose is bairly palettable as a grilled steak,
let alone raw; the population said let me have salmon .. so the market is saturated with this cut price poor welfare/taste product.
The continent/France offers organically farmed salmon, where, like with the brexit oyster/crab etc exports, the consumer is ready to pay a bit more
. rant over.
 
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I work in the industry, nowhere is paying £50-100 a kilo unless it's very high end. They might pay up to £50/kg for Otoro.

Food cost generally accounts for around 20-25% of the price you pay, ideally less. Using your estimation of £100 a kilo and 15g per piece a restaurant would have to charge £43 for 6 pieces of sashimi/nigiri to hit the 75% GP.
 
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Tonight the wife and I had delivery sushi. We had eight California rolls each and 6 sashimi. We were still hungry afterwards, though I went online to see how much the average person ate and some are saying "I have six sushi pieces and I'm stuffed!".

I managed to munch 12 plates as they tried to get past me at yo sushi. I only stopped when it was pointed out to me that I was approaching a £40 spend. I left still hungry

Is there something wrong with me? Do I have worms? I could have eaten double the quantity but had to make a bowl of pasta :(

P.S. We are not fat.

Damnit!!!!! I will not attempt to sort that out.

Sushi is a type of food that never fills me up, a bit like free butties at a work training day.
 
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... how much did you pay ?
sushimi's expensive stuff, as commented , must be > £50Kg, maybe £100 ... one piece 15g ? so 6 pieces £5-£10

I think it was six pieces for £6-7.

When you say a roll do you mean the whole roll or a piece? One roll usually makes 6-8 pieces.

If the latter then it really wasn't much, if the former you're a pair of greedy gits. Understandable though.

When I say roll I meant individual pieces.

8 California rolls is like a small starter.

Yeah. Once we went out for dinner and I think we had a 50-piece platter between the two of us plus a starter. That was enough. But 14 pieces each for the whole meal is not enough.
 
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I find at sushi restaurant's where you're at a counter doing it 'properly' it's hard to judge how much you're putting away. When I first started travelling with work a top tip I was given for eating alone was to seek out sushi bars. Sit at the counter, chat to the chefs, watch thme work. Far more enjoyable and less self-conscious than sitting at a table for two on your own! Problem is if you take your time and get dish after dish (like tapas) I think it confuses my brain to figure out how much I've eaten. I think I need to see all the food at once to know :p
 
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I'm sad to say I've never experienced real sushi/sashimi, all I've ever had are those ready packaged "sushi" packs you find next to the sandwiches in supermarkets apart from one time I made my own with some raw Tuna steak but I wouldn't class that as authentic as I used Jasmin Rice instead of Japanese Rice, one of those packs though with like 8 pieces is usually enough as meal for me with something on the side like some salad or a broth (What's actually authentic as a side for Sushi ???)
 
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Tonight the wife and I had delivery sushi. We had eight California rolls each and 6 sashimi. We were still hungry afterwards, though I went online to see how much the average person ate and some are saying "I have six sushi pieces and I'm stuffed!".

Is there something wrong with me? Do I have worms? I could have eaten double the quantity but had to make a bowl of pasta :(

P.S. We are not fat.
My local does an 11 piece sashimi/sushi platter which is about right for one. I generally add a miso soup or tempura cos i'm a greedy guts.
 
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Seaweed salad, edamame beans, tempura, miso soup... more sushi.

I guess it's a western thing to think it odd to have tempura or extra sushi as a side to sushi

Seaweed salad sounds good, shame I live next to a sandy beach instead of a rocky beach would be nice to have access to fresh seaweed
 
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Tonight the wife and I had delivery sushi. We had eight California rolls each and 6 sashimi. We were still hungry afterwards, though I went online to see how much the average person ate and some are saying "I have six sushi pieces and I'm stuffed!".

Is there something wrong with me? Do I have worms? I could have eaten double the quantity but had to make a bowl of pasta :(

P.S. We are not fat.

Well a standard portion of California rolls is 6-8 pieces and they are quite big normally. Maybe the delivery you choose was a kind of a cheater and made the portions smaller? Sashimi is smaller, but California + 6 sashimi could be way too much for me.
 
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