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Mar 18, 2013 01:23 PM

A Brief recent Mori visit. (a shorter review, primarily a listing bc i am lazy and hazy at the moment).

So I had something to eat already beforhand at the bar next door, which doles out some decent bar snacks and a few drinks to boot. The bar snacks I had was the deviled eggs which are really good especially with the added umami from the piece of chicken skin on top, and the brussels sprouts with goat cheese (though it was a tad too sweet), and a piece of the steak sandwich, one of the trio of chicken liver toasts, and the octupus dish and a couple orders of the fingerling potatoes that are beautifully beautiflully smoked (a vegetarian who still can't find smokey veggie food will love this dish i do believe to bits).

Then on to Mori: (my list may be hazy due to slight inebriation).:
(all were one piece at a time):

Tuna sushi.
bfin toro sushi.
bigeye toro sushi
yellowtail family (not buri, they were already out at that later hour) sushi.
Kabujime sushi.
Sea Eel sushi.
Scallope sushi.
jumbo clam sushi.
tamago (they were out of the fluffy tamagoyaki though, if was later in the evening once again).
Hokkaido uni. (delicious as always, and so was that trio of tuna sushi earlier).
Hotatru sushi.
ankimo bowl.
Isaki sushi.
firefly squid (which is truly great and something i have only had in season at shunji in my myriad years of sushi devouring).

a small sake which i can't remember the name of, and a beer.

And then a profiterole type dessert.

and a scoop of green tea ice cream.

because two desserts are always better than one if you happen to ask me.


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  1. "tamago (they were out of the fluffy tamagoyaki though, if was later in the evening once again)."

    How many F bombs did you drop when you heard this?

    6 Replies
    1. re: ns1

      I prolly dropped it a dozen times but I can't remember because I was a little toasty.

      Or maybe I ran it through my head a dozen times.

      I may be a hypocrite but if you go, make sure didn't have anything to drink beforehand so that you may enjoy all the nuances.

      1. re: kevin

        F-in' kevin, I love you man... You ate like a king. Just wondering but, why did you choose to go to the bar first instead of after? Those are some choice nuances not to fully enjoy...

        1. re: bulavinaka

          Sushi was not supposed to be in the cards for the evening.

          Hence, the bar first plus of course the gourmet bar munches (I do love those buffalo suave inflected bleu cheese deviled eggs.)

          Btw. Are those burgers at the other bar, SF Saloon, any good ?

          1. re: kevin

            You have a choice of burgers across the street at SF Saloon, (we like them just fine and the fries that go along with) or stay on the same side of the street and drink and nosh at Freddy Smalls (which I'm still trying to get too) if you want to hit the "sushi" sloshed... ;-D>

            1. re: Servorg

              My dishes before the sushi were at Smalls.

              But I am almost 100% sure there is no burger on their menu.

              I will try SF's burgers soon.

              1. re: kevin

                No burger at Freddy S that I've ever read about.

    2. Was this the outcome of the "lunch or dinner" thread you made recently? Also, no whipped tofu dessert?!?

      3 Replies
      1. re: stravaigint

        No. Whipped tofu.

        But please describe this dessert further.


        1. re: kevin

          It's something the other itamae (not Maru-san) makes himself. Whipped tofu with black syrup. It's delicious. Have a look at the last picture in JL's thread:

          1. re: stravaigint

            That whipped tofu dessert was beyond good. I wanted to put in an additional order.

            It is basically if you can imagine panna cotta at its finest hour, but better. And the "black sugar" sauce is incredibly delicious.

            One of the best desserts I have had in the past few years by far.