Friday, October 16, 2009

Mouthwatering Fridays.

Fridays...bring a new bounce to my step, clean air to my lungs, a smile to my face, and sushi to my gullet.  Angus and I admittedly have turned into creatures of habit, making Friday night our Sushi Zanmai night.  We sit at the sushi bar and order up the finest fish this side of the Mississippi.  Surprising that a landlocked state has quality fish, right?  I dare say it's the best fish I've ever had.  My favorite dish, by far, is the plum and shiso hand roll.  It's sushi rice with cucumber, Japanese ume (pronounced ew-may) plum, and shiso (Japanese mint) wrapped in crispy seaweed, and it's absolutely to die for.  I must pause to credit my friend Laurel for introducing me to this delectable treat.  Laurel says the ume plum aids in digestion, and lord knows, I need all the help I can get.  It's also got this uber addicting flavor: salty, sour, and sweet at the same time.  There is NOTHING like it.  Japan even has an Ume Festival to honor this delicious fruit.  I highly recommend a sampling, but beware of potential side effects including immediate addiction, puckering of the lips, and weird looks as you "Ooo" and "Ahh."

Cheers to Fridays!  Cheers to old habits and trying new foods!

1 comment:

  1. Now that I am not pregnant I can finally eat Sushi!! Now....can you and Angus come babysit so that Dan and I can go out and eat sushi? Great! Thanks! See you then...