Woman Rushed To Hospital After Eating 32 Sushi Rolls At Buffet
Talk about being "on a roll."
Twenty-Four-year-old Danielle Shapiro planned a trip to dine-in with her friend at Sushi 85 restaurant, a $50 all-you-can-eat sushi buffet in Mountain View, California.
If you were to attend an all-you-can-eat buffet, you would want to get your $50 worth right? Shapiro felt the same way, which is why she decided to eat 32 rolls of sushi. Not sure if she was calculating, but that's about $1.56 per roll.
Shapiro was documenting on TikTok all the food she was consuming in her two-hour sushi dining experience.
She started off with appetizers miso soup, four gyozas, and jalapeño poppers. She then moved on to the sushi, eight green dragon rolls, eight snow rolls, eight California rolls, eight wakame rolls, and a helping of edamame.
Sounds like sushi heaven, however, after Shapiro's huge meal, something started to feel off.
Immediately after dinner we were so full we had to sit in my car for about 30 minutes before driving home. My stomach felt very firm from all the sushi and probably the rice that expanded in my stomach.
That night she went to her boyfriend's house, where she started to experience a painful stomach ache. At first, she didn't think much of it, as she knew she did just consume a great amount of food, but, when she woke up the next morning with intense stomach and chest pain, she knew something was wrong.
Shapiro's boyfriend and grandmother drove her to the hospital where she was diagnosed with acid reflux, a condition in which stomach acid flows backward into the esophagus, resulting in heartburn. Fortunately, she received medication from the hospital to alleviate her pain.
Following treatment, Shapiro admitted it took several days to recover and feel normal again. Despite her painful experience, she won’t stop eating her favorite dish.
I will definitely eat sushi again! This experience has not ruined sushi for me, or the all-you-can-eat sushi experience. I did learn that next time I need to listen to my body and take things slower.