Great Meal at Sushi Iki
My wife and I went to our favorite sushi place, Sushi Iki, for our anniversary last night and it was simply wonderful.
Live Spiny Lobster Sashimi - Lobster tail meat is mixed with tobikko and served with a sauce with a slightly spicy sauce. The edges of the tail meat was cut off and broiled with a mayonnaise-based sauce. Truly stupendous.
Live Sea Scallop Sushi - Very sweet sea scallop served with a bit of caviar and sauced with a combination soy and yuzu. Amazing. The edges ("lips") of the scallop are served on the side with a little seaweed salad. Very fresh tasting.
Blue Fin Maguro Sushi - Very fresh and deep flavor. Better than toro from a lot of places.
Halibut Sushi - Lightly sauced and served with shiso. Very nice texture.
Red Snapper Sushi - Seasoned with yuzu and salt with shiso. Very nice.
Yellowtail Toro Sushi - Very fatty cut of fish lightly sauced. Melts in your mouth good.
Kawahagi Sushi - One of the best items of the night. Kawahagi (filefish?) liver with a little truffle wrapped in rice paper. Amazing unctuous flavor. Chef Eddie calls it "ocean foie gras".
Shima Aji - Lovely piece of spanish mackerel, deftly cut in a cross hatchpattern. Very delicious. My wife was served the deep-fried backbone of the mackerel, also. Very nice.
Shima Saba - This is the only place I eat saba. House-marinated without the super-sharp vinegary taste you get everywhere else. Very tender and delicious.
Bluefin Otoro Sushi - Very, very well marbled with fat. Simply melts in your mouth and has great flavor.
At the end, they served us fried ice cream and sung "Happy Anniversary" to us (in the theme of Happy Birthday).
It was an evening more than well spent.
18663 Ventura Blvd Ste 106, Tarzana, CA 91356