The title is a play on Sushi Bender
Thanks to all who shared your opinions on the new FTC Guidelines. Personally, I also feel that I am already technically “following” them, but it does make you stop and think – $11,000 is a lot of moolah to be charged for something I consider a hobby!
Apologies for not posting yesterday, but with all that went on last week I am currently playing “catch up” and it has been busy busy! However, that didn’t stop me from a very enjoyable foodie date with Mara on Tuesday night! After work, I took the train to the suburbs to pay her a visit and go out for dinner. She took me to Daruma, a Japanese Restaurant that she says is her absolute favorite.
We perused the menu and Mara suggested we start with the agedashi tofu, which were lightly fried tempura style. The tofu itself was very soft and the flavor from the mushroom and miso broth was amazing! I was a fan.
I gave Mara the reigns when it came to the rolls because I knew she wouldn’t steer me wrong We decided to share four of them. The first three all came out together.
First, we have the Crazy Roll, a gigantic roll (about the diameter of a silver dollar) filled with salmon, tuna, yellowtail, cucumber, avocado, masago and spicy sauce. These rolls were finger food – no chopsticks required 😉 I loved their size!
Next up was the Caterpillar Roll, which comes with eel and egg and is wrapped in an avocado shell. I loved the unagi (eel) sauce they put on top of the roll and the avocado shell gave it so much more pizazz. It was another winner.
The last roll on our first plate was the Spicy Tuna Roll. It’s official title is “harumaki” and it comes with a spicy sauce, scallions and fresh tuna. This one had quite a kick to it! Since I’m a fan of all things spicy, I really enjoyed it.
But believe it or not, the best was yet to come! The last roll they brought out was called the Crunch Roll, which was composed of tempura shrimp with spicy sauce, rolled up in rice and topped with smelt roe, tempura crunch, dried seaweed and more unagi (eel) sauce. Wow, there are no words. It was my favorite!
After we finished off every single piece, I was perfectly full and content. I enjoyed catching up with Mara, talking about our jobs, life, etc. and unfortunately, our visit was cut short due to the train coming sooner than I thought! But before we left, we made sure to take a picture
I had a blast. Thanks again, Mara! We will have to have another foodie date very soon.
CALL FOR QUESTIONS!
I’ve got a fun Skype interview lined up today with Dr. Kristi M. Funk. Dr. Funk is a celebrity breast cancer surgeon. We will be discussing the importance of early detection and breast health. If you could ask Dr. Funk a question, what would it be?
You may see it in the video!
P.S. I am slowly but surely making my way around the blogosphere to catch up on my reading!!