I agree, I eat sushi more often than steak, and would put a top-flight steak meal on a higher pedestal than a top-flight sushi meal.
That said, steak is easier to get by in my book – meaning a relatively cheap steak done well (not well done) is still enjoyable, but the dropoff point from “okay sushi” to putting it down and not eating another bite is pretty steep.
Sushi. As much as I love a good steak, I think it’s the variety of sushi that keeps me coming back. There’s a sushi place just down the street from my office, and I eat lunch there at least four times a week… but there’s no way I could eat steak that often- I’d get tired of it.
At least with sushi, there’s so much variety that, if I get tired of one type, I can always switch to a different type for a while. You can’t really do that with steak.
Sushi. No contest. I actually hate buying steak in restaurants. I can make damn fine steak in my oven at home, provided I get the right cut of meat, so why pay more to have someone else cook it? I can’t do that with sushi.
ouryL, just wondering, but in what kind of diet is steak more preferable than sushi?
Absolutely sushi, hands down. I don’t really like beef and seldom eat it–if I have a craving for a chunk of burned meat I’ll go for lamb or roast pork any day over a steak. Sushi is food of the gods, when the sushi fit is on me nothing, and I mean NOTHING can possibly substitute for it. The same cannot be said for steak.
Now if the choice is “sushi or ANY large chunk of animal flesh cooked caveman style” then I might have a problem!