For me, the reason to order live amaebi has never been the sushi. When compared to the divine slobber of uni or a luscious piece of toro, the flesh of a recently dispatched sweet shrimp on a ball of sushi rice becomes the definition of anti-climax. This is especially true when you consider the high price you just paid for it. Sure, there's a subtle sweetness in the meat, but almost always, that flavor is made moot by its chewy, silicone-like texture as the crustacean's taut muscles go... More >>>