Supermarket Sushi: A Do or Don’t?
In the greater Memphis area, I’ve been told that The Fresh Market has good sushi. (This is usually followed by an apology to me as if eating supermarket sushi is a crime.) The evidence of this is overwhelming. Each time I venture in, I am amazed at the number of people hovering around that case displaying refrigerated gourmet pizzas and sushi. It disappears as quickly as it is made.
On one particular outing, I happened to be standing in the check out line during the lunch hour. I watched as nearly everyone in line around me had a box or two of sushi. And more than one person had already begun to eat their share while they waited in line.
I glanced down at my sushi-free buggy. Hmm, must be good, I thought. After all, it couldn’t be that bad if it was being made fresh, right?
I’ve pondered buying a box just to give it a try on several occasions. In fact, every time I shop, I meander over to the bottled salad dressings (which is located conveniently next to the sushi case) and pretend to look for dressings. I love watching as people mull over their options: cucumber rolls, spicy tuna topped with avocado, eel rolls, crunchy shrimp, California rolls, and some sort of concoction that looks like it exploded. With the exception of the mystery explosion roll, everything looks appetizing. And though I doubt most of the patrons need it, there is a handy chart that tells how many days each selection will last in the refrigerator. I can respect that.
But would I try it? Well, we’ll see….I’m not a sushi nob, but I usually just make my own when I have a craving.
What are your thoughts? Is supermarket sushi a do or a don’t?