Tuesday, November 11, 2008

寿司 -- SUSHI

Dining on sushi for birthday celebrations is swiftly becoming a tradition at our house; it has certainly been the most requested over the past year. Although it can't be just any sushi....we only eat the best: MIKUNIS!

For my last birthday, I went there with a group of eight friends and we ordered a boat. That's right: they literally placed a boatload of sushi on the table for us to devour.

She looks a little intimidated, yes?
...well, we ate it all. :-)

I wish I could learn how to make these beautiful rolls! Although, I am told that women cannot become sushi chefs because our hands are too cold. What if we wore gloves...?

It took me a while to warm up to the idea of eating sushi at first. Both the fact it was fish and the fact it was raw turned me off. I eventually got over my fear, and now I can't get enough of the delectable, cylindrical morsels! I always end up leaving the table stuffed!

We went a little more low-key tonight. Dad brought it home in take-out containers. We were not greeted in Japanese by sushi chefs upon entering the dining area, nor were there warm bowls of Miso soup waiting at the table to whet our appetites, but we enjoyed ourselves nonetheless.

Here's the line-up of sushi we sampled in honor of Jonathan's birthday tonight.

Roll call, please!!

Peter Pan

Marilyn Monroe


Happy Birthday, Jonathan!


Family Fare said...

My favorite Sushi restaurant...Mikuni. You need to come to El Dorado Hills and try Sky Sushi near Masque (which is now closed BTW). The sushi is much like Mikuni..really creative...fresh and yum. Glad Jonathan had a nice BD!

Rye-Rye said...

The names are interesting...I still don't know though about them, they look a little intimidating. :S And you could always try a bath of warm water...wash away the chilliness or something like that. Well, I think I am going to indulge in the finest of American cuisine...In'N'Out! Happy birthday to Jonathan by the way!