Sunday, January 16, 2011

To sushi or not to sushi

Sushi platter: tuna, salmon & salmon eggs, shrimp, & mackerel:  pic taken by my Mom

When I was young, I was a hamburger girl.  Every restaurant my parents took us (me & my sister) to, we ordered hamburgers.  We did this all the time at every single restaurant. It got to the point where my parents started taking us to restaurants that did not have hamburgers on the menu....or at least that's what I thought.

So fast forward, many years ahead. I no longer eat beef and I request to go to a Sushi restaurant with my parents.  My Dad is a Sushi Veteran and I wanted the true experience of having Sushi in a state that is located near a real body of water and not a man made lake.  I also knew that my Dad was going to request that I try something a little different. 

We ate salmon, tuna, california rolls, spicy tuna rolls, salmon eggs, shrimp tempura and......cooked eel. Yes, I said cooked eel.  I actually loved it.  It was my favorite part of the entire meal.  We ended the meal with fried tempura ice cream and green tea ice cream.  I do not recommend the green tea ice cream.

So this story serves as a reminder to me that sometimes you just need to try something different other than hamburgers......


  1. I may get there some day. I'm only now learning to appreciate some forms of cooked seafood. The raw versions may take another 35 years.

  2. I am so proud of you...what a fun and informative blog! Deborah

  3. Kim,

    I doubt it will take 35 years. We may have to do a Sushi lunch :)

  4. Thank you Deborah,
    Keep visiting!!!