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Is ok for children to eat sushi?

(19 Posts)
PinkChampagneandStrawberries Fri 21-Sep-12 21:01:42

headfairy Fri 21-Sep-12 21:02:07

How old? Japanese kids don't seem to suffer too much grin

SrirachaGirl Fri 21-Sep-12 21:03:48

Yes. Definitely. Especially if it's made with brown rice. My kids love California, dynamite and veggie rolls.

PinkChampagneandStrawberries Fri 21-Sep-12 21:03:53

My DS is 6 but just wondered when it was ok to let them try it. smile

weblette Fri 21-Sep-12 21:08:00

Dh brought some back from town as a treat for my lot tonight, the 4yo has been eating it since he was a toddler and no probs!

NellyJob Fri 21-Sep-12 21:08:18

I shared a small box of sushi on the beach with DD when she was 5 and she projectile vomited twice all over the bus on the way home.
Later on I projected all over the bathroom from both ends simultaneously so badly I had to use a mop and bucket to clean it up.
Just thought I would share with you.grin
I couldn't even look at a california roll for at least the next seven years.

ouryve Fri 21-Sep-12 21:08:46

Sushi doesn't have to have raw fish in it, if that's what you're worried about.

charade Fri 21-Sep-12 21:10:38

I think from 6 months they can have pretty much anything except whole nuts.

azazello Fri 21-Sep-12 21:11:18

Yes. It's also usually fine when pregnant too. Don't take him to Yo sushi though. It could get expensive (voice of bitter experience!)

PeggyCarter Fri 21-Sep-12 21:13:26

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TheTermagantToaster Fri 21-Sep-12 21:13:57

Ours (half Japanese, nearly two) has eaten raw and dried fish (including whole teeny tiny ones!), octopus and squid. He blooming loves it. We've avoided raw shell-fish so far.

Tentacles, yeuch. But very healthy!

TheTermagantToaster Fri 21-Sep-12 21:15:51

Restaurant sushi - but not raw shellfish - is fine when pregnant because it is frozen prior to preparation. It kills any nasties. I've just extrapolated those principles to decide what to let DS try.

PinkChampagneandStrawberries Fri 21-Sep-12 21:19:00

Thanks everybody, we are heading to a Japanese restaurant tomorrow and wanted to check it would be ok because I know he will love sushi if he tries it.

Sharksandfishes Fri 21-Sep-12 21:21:06

DS has been eating it since he was 18 months, its very common here in Oz! grin
I ate sushi when pregnant withDs2, I asked quite a few japanese people and they all said they did!

CMOTDibbler Fri 21-Sep-12 21:23:16

My ds loves sushi, and has been troughing it down ever since he was weaned. But Yo Sushi does turn out expensive <sigh>

NulliusInBlurba Fri 21-Sep-12 21:24:13

My two are pretty conservative with food, but they both love sushi. They keep away from the wasabi and ginger strips though! A 6yo will be fine with it, but it might take a few visits to get used to it.

BellaVita Fri 21-Sep-12 21:24:26

Of course it is ok.

NatashaBee Fri 21-Sep-12 21:26:58

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AnitaBlake Fri 21-Sep-12 21:29:57

DDs been eating it since 6m, perfect finger food imo!

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