Hi, there all you lovely people, and happy Friday! These weeks end and start again within a blink of an eye it feels like (not really but still). I’ve been physically so exhausted this week but of course still managing to get by. I woke up this morning and diffused some oils to set the tone first thing. I had no time for meditation since we woke up late today. I knew I needed some sort of zen before heading into a day full of chaos. Staying home with a toddler is chaotic these days. But, I’m just taking it one step at a time. Enough of that, this post is supposed to be about my first time trying sushi! First, let me tell you a bit of a back story.
I’ve been surrounded by seafood and sushi lovers my whole life. I used to eat fish when I was younger but as I grew up seafood became ickier and ickier. So of course, when it came to sushi I just associated it with fish. Why didn’t anyone tell me that you can get fishless sushi? Well, no one told me but I’m so glad I found out on my own. I wouldn’t even give sushi places a chance just because of that. Until one day I had a delivery at a sushi spot. The wait was pretty long so I just picked up a menu to browse at. Lo and behold there was a whole section of vegetable sushi options! I was so excited because the place is so close to my house.
Some of their options were:
- Avocado roll
- Asparagus roll
- Mango Avocado roll
- Sweet Potato Tempura Roll
- Vegetable Tempura Roll
The Taste Test
So I started with only 1 type for my first try. I ordered the Sweet Potato Tempura Roll. It seemed like the perfect match for me since I love sweet potato and sweet/savory combinations. Oh and tempura means fried in the batter so of course, that sold me. You can’t go wrong with something fried. I googled stupid first-timer questions like “Is sushi meant to be eaten hot, room temperature, or cold?” This was a big thing for me!
I whipped out my chopsticks and went right in at room temperature. The first taste I got was the seaweed because usually, white rice is bland. I’ve never tried anything seaweed before so it was different. After the seaweed, you get that sweet note of sweet potato that just balances everything out. I was a fan of it! I’ll definitely be trying the avocado roll next.
I accompanied my sushi with some deep-fried tofu and plain fried rice. The deep-fried tofu was eh, to be honest. My boyfriend and I like tofu but this one wasn’t a go. I guess it got a bit soggy in the container and it just felt a bit wet. My plain fried rice was good and plain just like I like it!
Are you a fan of sushi? Which sushi types are your favorite? What is one food you never thought you’d it but you started to? What’s for dinner tonight? I want to know it all! Let me know in the comments below!
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