It was eldest daughter’s birthday yesterday and we went out for sushi. I love sitting there watching the little plates go by and picking whatever takes your fancy.
I started with a seaweed and edamame bean salad which had the most delicious tasting dressing on it, I wanted to lick the plate! (I didn’t though.) Then I picked up some crab and avocado sushi with sesame coated rice. I added a little wasabi and soy sauce and they were yummy!
Next up were some chicken gyoza, small Japanese dumplings in a light crispy coating that come with a dipping sauce. I did have three but I’d eaten one before I took my photo…just too irresistible I guess.
I also shared a big selection of sushi with my son and daughter, I had the prawn sushi followed by a cucumber maki. I took a little dish and put some soy sauce in and mixed it with a little wasabi to make the perfect dipping sauce for the sushi.
For dessert I had chocolate mochi. These little balls are deceiving, they are made from a paste made with glutenous rice powder. basically they are a rice pastry covered chocolate truffles. I have tried to make them before but they didn’t turn out too well. I did try again which was a little better as I managed to get the right ingredients, but they still were not as nice as the ones at Yo Sushi.
So why are they deceiving. Well, they don’t look that attractive, and to be honest, what sounds so attractive about pastry covered truffles? BUT, they are the most gorgeous, mouth watering dessert I have ever tasted. I like them even better than Matcha Tiramisu. They are very rich though and I wouldn’t eat more than two.
Finally, on leaving the sushi restaurant we saw this cake shop and I couldn’t resist a photo. I wanted to buy a cake for my daughter’s birthday but we’d have had trouble getting it home in one piece, especially as it was so hot. Not only that, but they looked like you could easily share them with at least 14 people!
Have you ever been to a sushi restaurant? What’s your favourite dishes?