Posts Tagged ‘sushi’
I started my homeward bound tour in LA because I had not seen my LA friends in their natural habitat for probably something close to 3 years. Plus I love them and so when it was time to head home, I aimed south first. First off, can I just say I ate RIDICULOUSLY well while I was in Southern California? Like, every meal was super good. No complaints whatsoever from this eater. I’d name a cuisine and an hour or so later I was stuffed to the gills.
My first meal on California soil was Mexican food but the place was pitch dark and I was damn hungry so there was no time for pictures. Dinner was sushi with bad track lighting but I’m a determined little lady and dammit we were gonna have pictures with this meal.
It was cold and rainy that night and the wait time was horrifying but we toughed it out and were handsomely rewarded.
I pass this restaurant nearly every Saturday since it’s en route from my bus stop to the gym that I go to. After class I’m usually in a hurry to get somewhere or do something or blah blah blah that I end up eating a granola bar instead of having a real meal. This time I stopped to smell the sushi and had a lazy, late Saturday afternoon lunch.
I was halfway through the meal before I realized that this place is a chain and I’ve been to the same restaurant’s Esplanade location. This time around I opted to change up my usual unagi-negitoro-spicy tuna trifecta that is my go-to sushi meal.
May I present to you… tuna and cucumber with chicken floss.
It’s been awhile since my last entry but life has been a bit busy these days. You know, pick-up-your-life-and-move-halfway-around-the-world kind of busy. I am just shy of 3 days away from my big move to Singapore. I’m excited and sad all at the same time. One thing is for sure, this blog will have lots of yummy food gracing its pages courtesy of the fine culinary landscape that is Singapore.
Back to the present. I’m in Hanford this week enjoying some quality time with the parents and the brothers. In between the many servings of home cooked food, I ventured to the ‘No aka Fresno. (Sorry, Fresno fans.)
Alameda is Spanish for ‘grove of poplar trees’. Sushi House is BayArea-nese for ‘big sushi with a long line’.
My first adventure to Sushi House was courtesy of J-nice (Janice’s new rap name) post-Berkeley PCN a few years ago. I haven’t been back since but got the chance for Round 2 when I met up with roommate #2 this weekend.
Sophia aka Soapy and I were roommates at UP Diliman back during our study abroad days. Items of note here include the fact that me and Soaps enjoy eating, like adventures in the Philippines, and are the same size. This means it was easy to haggle at shops in the Philippines because we really wanted 2 of everything.
Okay yah the sushi. We started dinner with miso soup (unremarkable + bad photo = not posted) and shared three generous rolls.
Wow so where have I been. I’ll tell you. I’ve been watching Jumong. Yah that’s right. I spent 81 hours of my life watching a Korean drama. It was a good one though (my new favorite) and now I know way more about Korean history then I ever thought I would need/want to know. Anyway, I haven’t been cooking much (still) but I’ve been eating plenty.
It’s been a soggy weekend in the Bay Area. The rain stopped enough for me and Jane to grab dinner at a new sushi place on El Camino not far from our old apartment on Friday night. I don’t really remember what this place was before. I *think* it was Mountain Mike’s pizza but I’m not totally sure. It was pretty nice looking inside. One wall of booths, small tables, in the middle, a small sushi bar, and banquet seating down the other side. Really not what I was expecting from the outside.
So if you’re a snobby sushi eater than Sushi Mac is not the place for you. However, if you’re a broke ass college student then haul ass over here. Where else can you get a no frills sushi meal for only $2.75 a plate?
When I was in college (do I sound ancient yet?) we went to Sushi Mac about once a week during my junior year. Back then we had to make the trek from UCLA to Sherman Oaks for our sushi fix. Back then the plates were $2.50 each! They got wise to their demographic and opened one not far from campus on Sawtelle near Olympic in the Ross shopping center about a year or so after I graduated. Nice timing, Sushi Mac. During a recent romp in LA I was stumped as to where to eat and decided on Sushi Mac – partly for the convenience, partly for the memories, mostly for the spicy mayo.
This is my go-to sushi place in Mountain View. When the brothers (+ the brother’s gf) came to visit a few weeks ago I dragged them to Masa’s for dinner. Two of the brothers HATE sushi so they were pretty terrified but were pleasantly surprised at the other non-raw things on the menu. Ever meal at Masa’s gets complimentary tempura carrots (and maybe sweet potatoes?). The prices are pretty standard for sushi places. My personal faves are…
The Screaming Chicken Roll: grilled chicken, lettuce, sriracha hot sauce, mayo ($5)