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Dec 31, 2013 10:39 AM

Best Tamagoyaki on the current scene ?????????? You guys know by that I mean the style and texture and flavor that I would climb mountains for and drive eons and eons for....


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  1. big surprise here, but the one at shunji was delectable.

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    1. re: jessejames

      Did it have the sponge cake or pound cake consistency and flavor to it ?????

      1. re: kevin

        i would say a moist pound cake. "dessert sushi"

        1. re: jessejames

          Ok, then it's the kind I like.

          Shit maybe I'll hit up Shunji for a light lunch today.

          1. re: kevin

            wish i could join u -- i will in 2014.
            he made one up with the pickled plum thing in the middle instead of rice too which i lapped up.

    2. Hold up - I know what kevin is referring to, but as great as Shunji is, he may not offer this type of tamagoyaki.

      kevin, you'd have better luck finding this at Kiriko, Q Sushi, or Shibucho..

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      1. re: J.L.

        Shibuch costa Mesa or shige's joint ?????

        Thanks buddy.

        Jl, what's the game plan for tonight ??????

        1. re: kevin

          Shibucho on Beverly, in Westlake.

          Happy 2014, everyone.

          1. re: J.L.

            love the photo of ron wood on their website

      2. Doesn't Kevin ask this question every 3 months?

        But no, Shunji's isn't what you're looking for. Stick to Kiriko, or save up for Urasawa. Q looks like they have it too.

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          1. re: chrishei

            but shunji still delivers a tasty one if u ask me

            1. re: jessejames

              Agreed. You're like the new Shunji spokesperson on CH lol.

          2. OOToro.

            With unagi and uni.

            1. I don't remember you climbing any mountains last week to make it over to the westside :P

              I'm ashamed to say it was my first time at Kiriko. It was beyond kevin'ing exceptional. I'm now sorry I only had one order, but there's only so much stomach space...

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              1. re: stravaigint

                the whole experience was exceptional or just that dope sponge cake ?????????????? it looks a little wan and pale though.

                but still great.

                btw, i wans't a fan of the tamago from Sushi T. (but it was the best of the style that i don't like, so i guess that's kinda sorta saying something).

                Ok, next time, I will climb mountains and shatter the earth, and jump over excessive and perhaps even insidious quagmires and hurdles to get there.

                1. re: kevin

                  The whole experience was exceptional, even though I only had a few items. The highlight was a kani temaki: absolutely stuffed with rich, unctuous blue crab, light on the mayo, wrapped in wonderfully crispy nori. It probably belongs in the handroll thread, but whatevs. Picture of deliciousness attached.

                  1. re: stravaigint

                    post there too, the more the merrier.

                    how many of those blue crab hand rolls did you have ?????

                    you know what. i'm not the biggest fan of the kiriko ones, just doesn't taste as great (and they have cucumbers in there) as those svelte though tasty suckers from the OG Sushi Nozawa (now defunct for close to two years, and now the site of one of the SugarFishies). And the ones from Zo, those were great back in the old days on National.

                    Shunji makes a great one.

                    my dream ones: just purest blue crab, rice, and some olive oil to bind, or other oil to bind, and sans mayo……

                    but when in Rome, ergo, rather when in Little Osaka….

                    1. re: kevin

                      they'll gladly do that up sans mayo at kiriko. it's not small as you noted stravigant.
                      shunji doesn't use mayo.
                      no need for binder just crab

                      1. re: jessejames

                        Yup, that roll is massive. I swear it has three times the filling of the cigar-shaped ones they do elsewhere.

                      2. re: kevin

                        Just one blue crab, and one negitoro. TheOffalo actually told me to get the 3-roll special, but I didn't want the soup and salad.

                      3. re: stravaigint

                        though looking at that picture right now, i want that shit.

                      4. re: kevin

                        Mountains were not moved.

                        But we did have this last night, along with about 20 other dishes.

                          1. re: TheOffalo

                            Just boarded. About to inhale a chocolate pastry from Euro Pane.

                          2. re: stravaigint

                            did u get that smoked salmon number with the caviar?

                            1. re: jessejames

                              No, nor the salmon mango, although I did see Shinji-san make it for someone else. But I'm not complaining: he served us his signature ika-uni!