The One Time I Didn't Bring My Camera...

Matt & I had a 'date night' Saturday. Dinner and a play (A Flea in Her Ear, should you be interested).

We'd hoped to try this new-ish Mexican place, but we had a small window for dinner, and that place often has people waiting outside their rather cavernous entry-way, so we knew it wasn't an option this time.

Instead, we headed to the only good sushi place in town, Ginza. Actually, it's a steak house & sushi bar, but we've only ever gone for sushi. Not many vegetarian options in the Hibachi section, you know. (Hey, I'm picky about my veggies!)

I went with my usual, kappa and avocado maki, inari and tomago, but talked Matt into trying something new (again, not that many fish-less option for me, so my 'usual' is less by choice than necessity), a comfort-food sized bowl of udon in broth, with fish cakes and ginger. It was huge, and quite filling. He loved it.

However, neither of us had eaten much that day, so after reading through the menu, I suggested Matt try one of the special rolls. He decided to try the Iso Maki...Salmon, tuna, asparagus & ginger. Crispy outside, served with ponzu sauce.

Oh, to have had the camera with me!!

We've eaten at Ginza enough times that I felt I no longer needed to document our meals there. Clearly, I was wrong.

What he was served was simply amazing.

A huge roll...maybe the size of my fist. Of course, the cross-sections were gorgeous, with the salmon & tuna, and asparagus. The entire thing was dipped in tempura batter, quickly fried
to crispness, thinlysliced, and drizzled with a spicy sauce.

It looked fabulous, and Matt loved it. The asparagus had been perfectly cooked before being placed on the rice, and the fish was still cool.

Beautiful food, beautiful presentation.

And me without my camera.

Go figure.

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