sushi frenzy

As you know, I love sushi. I love traditional Japanese sushi and I love modern interpretations of sushi, too. One of my favorite modern-fusion sushi restaurant is located in my sister’s hometown. So, everytime I visit her I try to visit that restaurant or get some steak.

Unfortunately, it has been too long since I had that and I am craving for it right now. There was a crunchy roll with tempura shrimp, loup de mer sushi with lemon-butter-foam, spicy duck roll and I think a hot tuna roll and tuna sashimi roll.

We were very happy and full afterwards. But never too full for dessert. XD

We shared a coconut parfait “on the rocks” with passionfruit sauce and a ice cream filled crêpe with plum.

takumi

Besides ramen or sushi I hardly eat anything else at Japanese restaurant, I don’t know why. Finally one day , I had something else:

After visiting the final exhibition of a friend, we headed to a Japanese restaurants which serves different rice and ramen dishes. So, this time I shared  カレーライス Japanese curry rice with 唐揚げ karaage with another friend. The curry was tasty but it was a bit different than the Japanese curry I always make at home. Then again, I only use instant roux for the curry xD.

The side dishes of the menue was 味噌汁 miso soup and a green salad with a sesame-mayonnaise-dressing. Very yum!

takumi-curry-menue

tobioka

It is rare for me to celebrate my birthday. This year I even celebrated it twice. Since I moved houses, I combined it with my housewarming and invited some friends over. My actual birthday was a few days prior to the housewarming/birthday party. On that day, I went to a Japanese restaurant with two lovely friends and celebrated it with sushi and sake.

As starters we had 味噌汁 miso soup, 揚げ出し豆腐 fried silk tofu in soy sauce and 菠薐草のゴマ和え spinach in sesame sauce. (I forgot to take a picture of the miso soup.)

tobioka-main

As main dish one of my friends and me had mixed 寿司 sushi and my other friend had 鮭の照り焼き teriyaki salmon. To complete our menu, we had 小豆アイスクリーム red bean ice cream, 黒ゴマのアイスクリーム black sesame ice cream and ごま団子sesame rice balls with red bean filling.

And 酒 sake. I think, it was our first time drinking warm sake. The waiter was shocked when we ordered three bottles of sake. We had no idea how much 0.1 ml would be. XD

In the end, we just ordered one bottle for the three of us and that was enough for a first sip. 🙂