Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Yum

We broke one of our cardinal dining rules last night, to wit: "NEVER eat sushi more than 50 miles inland."  Well, The Big(ger) CityTM is pretty far from the ocean but we heard tell there's a passable sushi bar at one of the Thai restaurants in Clovis.  So we took the plunge, like this:


Yet another crappy cell-phone pic.
What you see is four pieces of maguro, three pieces of sake, two pieces of tamago, a big-ass pile o' wasabi, and a bowl o' miso soup (not pictured is a bowl of greens in sesame oil... that was my salad).  It was good.  Not great, mind you, but good enough that I think we'll go back to Thai City again.

What's great sushi?  Well, it's served in a place like this:


The Second Mrs. Pennington and I in a Tokyo sushi bar, 1991.
That's a long ways to go for raw fish, innit?

11 comments:

  1. We actually have a little sushi place in Duncan. It's pretty good, but then I don't know the difference between good and great sushi. I'm such a hick.

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    1. Isn't it amazing how sushi has gone mainstream? You couldn't find it outside of the BIG cities 20 years ago.

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  2. We're a bit sushi spoiled in my neck of the woods. About a mile from my house. We walk there once a month or so. Come to think of it, it's been about a month since the last. And the weather's nice.

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    1. You, Sir, are SPOILED. There were a couple o' sushi places within walking distance of us when we lived in Nippon and we patronized the Hell outta them. Ah... Former Happy Days.

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  3. Talk about going mainstream! You can get the pre-packaged stuff (made either on-site daily or shipped in fresh daily) in about any national chain grocery store in the nation--Ralphs, A&P, Krogers, Save-a-Center, Albertsons,--you name it. Even the Target Super-Centers have it in the deli section. Strangely, I can't recall if Wal-Mart sells it or not, but I don't think they do (they probably know their clientele, lol.) (Hey, we're no snobs, we shop Wally-World too--A LOT--besides COSTCO & Trader Joe's. Whole-Foods? Occasionally for stuff we can't find elsewhere.

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    1. I've seen the pre-packaged sushi at Albertson's in Clovis but never had the guts to actually TRY it. But not at Wally-World... prolly coz o' that infamous Terry Bradshaw ad that went sumthin' like "Soo-chee? We call that BAIT." Rednecks. Can't love 'em, can't kill 'em, either.

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  4. PS: But the Whole Foods in Venice has a dynamite Sushi (and other exotic fare) Bar in the store--you can eat at the counter on at nearby tables.

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    1. Ah... civilization, as YOU know it.

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    2. Yeah, when you're exiled... :)

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  5. Of course one could almost apply that 50 nm inland dictum to ALL seafood, Buck, i.e., when in KC go for the steaks,when in San Antone go for the Tex-Mex, etc. going with each regions speciality cusine. Although overnight air delivery of fresh seafood these days mitigates against that old rule somewhat, I guess. We've become a much more "cosmopolitian" nation food-wise in the last few decades..Hell, it was even hard to get good chinese in N.O. in the 60s and Thai/Viet/Korean food was not only unheard of but unthinkable, nevermind Mid-East specalities, now one can't seemingly go more than two blocks w.o. tripping over a Thai restaurant in almost any major city..

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    1. ...now one can't seemingly go more than two blocks w.o. tripping over a Thai restaurant in almost any major city..

      We have three in Clovis now, fer krissakes. And we had one each, even ten years ago.

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