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    anyone else addicted to pickled ginger (typical pink/offwhite/yellow sushi variety)

    I can't get enough of this stuff...
    I go at least once a week to the local sushi place (mostly get sashimi) but I can't help but order a massive amount of extra ginger on the side (like a baseball size amount) I'd eat a gallon of the stuff if they gave it to me!

    anyone out there ever do anything with the root they sell in stores?
    I've thought about snagging one and just chompin down on it...how bad could it be?
    how does it compare in flavor to the pickled/sushi variety? I bet it pales in comparison to the pink/yellow ginger I drool over! *sigh*
    mouth watering...
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    dude, eating raw ginger would be like eating raw garlic, only worse. Its got a very very potent flavor. I've never had pickled ginger though, so I can't really help you with a comparison.

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    Personally, I think the ginger alone tastes like ass! However, I order massive amounts of wasabi.
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    *raises hand*

    I'm a big fan of gari as well. (Gari is the Japanese term for "pickled ginger".)

    You can make your own if you really want to btw.

    Thread on eGullet.com that shows you how to make your own gari.

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    soba, thanks! thats exactly what I was lookin for! have you tried chompin into a root? just to see what it was like?

    ginger is an aquired taste for sure, first few times I had it I only took a sliver and my mouth turned into a circus! now I eat it like I eat a salad...
    a golf ball sized amount of wasabi will get me through a 21pc sashimi dinner or a few rolls
    I dose the top of the sush, russian roulette style...vs people that dose soy dishes and dunk (causing direct tongue interaction with the wasabi)
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    LOL

    Like Dr. T says, you can't chomp into a root like you can a banana. I once saw a scene in a "straight to video" movie, can't remember the name, where this guy chomps into a banana without peeling it first.

    I actually like ginger (and bigger quantities of ginger than thinly shaved gari), but I would never be so macho as to bite into a piece of ginger root.

    LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by SobaAddict70
    I once saw a scene in a "straight to video" movie, can't remember the name, where this guy chomps into a banana withou peeling it first.
    they do it in Kpax too!

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    You can get bottled gari at some supermarkets.

    As Japanese food has gotten more familiar over the years in mainstream America, things like gari, wasabi and nori (dried sheets of seaweed) are becoming more and more commonplace.

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    bottles of ginger?
    your crazy! I thought you shared my addiction! a bottle of the stuff is just foreplay!!
    I emailed these guys asking how much a 40 pound tub of it costs...
    http://www.gingerpeople.com/bulk_fresh.html
    *LOL*

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    Hey, I love gari but I wouldn't say I'm addicted to it.

    heh. Otoh, nothing beats the boredom of a can of tuna other than a couple of slices of pickled ginger.

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    I don't like it.
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    I like the little thin strips in soy sauce

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    Quote Originally Posted by SobaAddict70
    *raises hand*

    I'm a big fan of gari as well. (Gari is the Japanese term for "pickled ginger".)

    You can make your own if you really want to btw.

    Thread on eGullet.com that shows you how to make your own gari.

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    soba, and all you ginger addicts out there, this is what the ginger people told me:
    Our tubs of Natural Pickled Sushi Ginger contain 40lbs net weight of
    product. The single pail price is $93.31 per pail ($2.33/lb) plus freight
    from CA. We have a price break at $1500 of merchandise. Our minimum order
    is $200 of merchandise, but we can process a smaller order by adding a $10
    small order processing fee. The shelf life of the sushi ginger is 12 months
    from the date of manufacture when stored at 36-75F. Once opened, it should
    be refrigerated, and used within 60 days.
    i think a pound a day would be to much for my diet maybe I'll treat myself when I go on a bulk though *LOL*
    I'm still waiting to get to the supermarket to by that ginger root...I'm gonna just gnaw on it here at my desk at work....or maybe put it in a "juicer" machine
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    I'd rather make my own, no offense.

    Cheaper, not to mention you can control the quality of the final product.

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