J and I went out to dinner Friday night. There is a fairly new Sushi restaurant right across the street from where we live and instead of ordering out, we decided to go over there and have a night out.
Sushi is one thing I have really come to love since I moved to California.
I never thought I would say this, but it has become one of my favorite dinners when we eat out. Strange is that I always seem to forget how good it is.
If J asks me if I wanted to go out for Sushi, I am always willing to go, but not overly excited… and then when we leave the restaurant I am ecstatic and don’t know why we don’t eat Sushi more often!
It really is an acquired taste, but once you can bring yourself to taste the sometimes – to the European eye – strange-looking Sushi rolls, you’ll be surprised how delicious they are.
It took me a little while to venture out and try all kinds of “crazy” creations, so for a beginner, it’s probably safe to go with a California roll.
It’s an inside-out sushi roll – which means the rice is on the outside and the nori (seaweed) on the inside wrapping the filling – containing cucumber, crab meat, and avocado.
I am quite aware that most of you know this, but I might have some readers who haven’t been exposed to sushi that much.
Anyway, the restaurant across the street is really good. We’ve kind of befriended the owner, a very nice older Japanese gentleman, and he’s always supernice when we order out or eat there. Last night, we got miso soup and a dessert for free! The sushi rolls are huge and we usually order 2-3 rolls between the two of us.
We had the Queen Roll (deep fried) – Crab Mix, Cream Cheese & Jalapenos Topped with Salmon & Special Sauce, the Dragon Roll – Shrimp Tempura Topped with Unagi, Unagi Sauce, Scallions & Sesame Seeds, and a surprise Special Roll from the sushi chef and what can I say? He didn’t disappoint us! So, so good!
Who wants to come and go eat sushi with us? :)