I appears our good old Ontario's gone racist....or communist what ever you want to interpret from today's story on Toronto Star about ban on use of raw fish in sushi by provincial health officials . They want to enforce freezing the fish before it will be used and they are giving all sushi restaurants three months to get to it.
I'm sure there are those among you who are gagging at the thought of eating raw-fish- so stop reading already. BUT.....Sushi lovers like me are just gagging at the thought of frozen raw fish in sushi with ice-bits. . If you are going to freeze the stuff.... You might as not eat sushi.......make bloody curry out of the damn thing! I can just imagine how the chefs are reacting - what makes sushi appetizing and colorful IS the fresh fish you idiots! Its how its MADE for fucks sake and people are have eating it for centuries - no problem.
It seems that not only is there no immediate threat to public health from raw fish, but even infectious disease experts are clueless as to the reason for the changes, adding "severe sickness from a parasite coming from raw sushi is rather rare!" And they can't possibly be thinking about PCPs and other chemical pollutants in fish because you can't get rid of that stuff by freezing anyway. There is no reason provided, just a fear-mongering tactic by health officials- freeze the sushi. Why? who the fuck knows, but you just know there are going to be idiots buying into this scare and stop going to their favourite joint.
Gawd, first we had some stupid 'scientific' study that tried to prove that extensive use of chop-sticks will give you arthritis (its being overweight that'll give you arthritis you dolts), and now this! And don't get me started on all that happened during SARS thing. I'm embarrassed even to admit that my parents were among those ....excuse the insult......BLOODY FUCKING IDIOTS....who stopped going to Asian places, when I was the one working the same fucking hospital building where the SARS patients were being treated!
You just know some racist bastards up there are thinking 'o too many fucking Asian people around...how can we run them out of business', or ' we have been controlling what people are going to wear this season (Pink), we might as well try and give it as shot at controlling what they bloody well eat too!'.
I say lets take it to the streets, people.....say it with me 'Hail to raw salmon smothered in unidentified spicy creamy sauce and avocado wrapped in sea-weed'! mmmmmmm.. :D