Umami's Farewell @ Sushi Yoshida
Dinner commenced with a starter of rolled seaweed with a sweet stuffing...forgot what the name of this dish is but I reckon Ivan aka Food Recent Runes would know. :) I am not a huge fan of sweet food and so I didn't enjoy this dish.
Not wanting to eat too much, I ordered a platter of Sushi Moriawase (assorted sushi). Having had such high expectations, I was a tad disappointed when the platter arrived looking a little haphazardly put together. It didn't help that I'm not a huge fan of Amaebi (prawn), Tamago (egg), Ika (squid) and Hotate (Scallop) but had neglected to tell the waitress about my special preferences in my hurry to get dinner going.
Don't get me wrong, I don't dislike prawns but its not one of my favourite foods as I love chicken and beef much better. I dislike Tamago because the egg omelette is very sweet. Mia explained to me that its tough to find good Tamago and this is one of the better ones. I tried it and still find it too sweet for my taste. Different strokes for different folks, I guess. I dislike Ika and Akagai because of their chewy texture but will eat them anyway if served.
I found the Unagi (Eel) to be pretty tasty. I enjoyed the Chu-Toro (medium fatty tuna) though it tasted a little flat that day. I guess we just got them on a bad day because Ivan & Mia found the Chu-Toro to be disappointing too. Nothing beats an O-Toro (fatty tuna belly) for smoothness and richness. I guess I should order that the next time I go to Sushi Yoshida. I enjoyed the Ikura (Salmon Roe) immensely so it was the highlight of the meal for me. I love how the globules of salmon roe burst in the mouth filling it with a deliciously savoury flavour.
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