If you're a fan of tobiuo (flying fish) or Hokkaido scallop nigiri, you may not find much of it in the coming weeks. San Francisco sushi restaurants are already having trouble getting certain products from their Japanese suppliers, and CBS is reporting that what meager supply there is will be reserved for restaurants in Japan. One might argue that whining about the possible effects on the sushi supply while Japan faces a nuclear catastrophe makes us look like assholes. Meanwhile, South Korea and Thailand are measuring their Japanese fish imports for radiation. And furthermore, U.S. exports to Japan of corn, soybeans, California rice, and pork have already slowed due to problems in shipping to many parts of the beleaguered country.
Bay Area Sushi Bars Face Daunting Supply Shortages [CBS 5]
Related: Nuclear Holocaust May Affect Distant Nation’s Sushi Supply [Wonkette]