Black Sesame Sorbet at Oga's
Just wanted to quickly mention the fantastic housemade black sesame sorbet ($3.75) my DC and I had at Oga's in Natick earlier this week. It was my first time there and while the appetizers and sashimi we tried were fresh and inventive, it was the dessert that left the most lasting impression. The flavor is like halva in sorbet form. Really luscious and rich from all the seed oil but with a light, refreshing mouth-feel, since it's water-based. Visually, the sorbet is a chic, charcoal color and comes in a dark, handmade pottery-type bowl. (I can't help but think it would make for an elegant and unexpected finale to a fancy dinner party, if one was able to procure it by the pint.) Service, btw, was the friendliest and most efficient I've had at a mid-range restaurant in a long time.
Yesterday at the Cmart in the Financial District I noticed black sesame popsicles. They tempted me, but I didn't pick them up. After your description of that sorbet, I'm going to grab some before I head home today.
I did have a black sesame mooshi last weekend from Reliable in Union Square. While I liked the flavor of the sesame coating, the rice pastry was a bit too thick and the red bean filling too chunky, so the whole thing just felt too dense and heavy in my mouth. Interesting how important texture has become to my enjoyment of food . . .