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sushi @ ryoko's

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umetaro Jul 27, 2006 01:33 AM

Dropped by Ryoko's last night. They had some nice stuff from Japan...

zuwaigani (snow crab)
uni (sea urch ) from tsukiji
iwashi (sardine)
engawa (halibut fin)
unagi (freshwater eel) i.e. not the pre-processed kind
shishamo (smelt)

The zuwaigani was awesome. It tasted like sort of like lobster, but better. Everything else was equally good... I need to either start writing these things down or stop drinking so much at dinner because everything else is a bit fuzzy. Actually, I need to learn some adjectives. "Lobster, but better." So fired.

  1. K K Jul 27, 2006 03:31 AM

    How's their shishamo compared to Ino Sushi's (which I think is done very nicely (especially shishamo temaki...very toasty).

    Speaking of unagi, do you know if the local Japanese supermarkets that carry the $13.99+ shimantoh unagi (what prefecture is this from, any idea?) is worth the higher price compared to the frozen kinds from China?

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      umetaro Jul 31, 2006 05:37 AM

      Hmm.. I'd have to rate Ino's shishamo as the winner, but that's just 'cause the shishamo at Ryoko's had less eggs in it... well, that and I like Ino's rice a lot.

      The webernets says that shimanto is in kochi-ken on shikoku.
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kochi_Pr...

      I'm not sure about the quality of the chinese stuff, I'm wary of it though... with the whole kimchi thing and then there was that toxic spill floating down I don't remember which river... Eh, most of the stuff I eat is probably grown in China anyway.

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