Tuesday, April 11, 2006


I like to think I know sushi. I live in front of a sushi shop, I have eaten at sushi shops all over Japan and the US, and there are very few pieces of sushi I don't like. But I realized tonight I really don't know sushi at all.

Tonight I had the privilege of dining at Kyubei in Ginza, and all I can say is WOW! We had the omakase course (where you leave everything up to the chef) and I ate sushi I have never seen before. Bitter but luscious eel livers, transculent shrimp that were still twitching and shivering on their beds of rice because they were so fresh, beautiful red melt-in-your-mouth bonito with garlic and scallions, and so much more.

Thank goodness I wasn't paying for it, though. 120,000 yen for four people. Ouch. Might be a while before I go back.


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