Foodie Friday First: Uni Don

My first... Uni don: sea urchin rice bowl Okay, I admit it. I had no idea going into the restaurant what uni actually was. The dish rated highly on the Yelp reviews, though, so I thought I'd give it a try. Imagine my surprise when I found out that it was actually sea urchin, those prickly creatures I've touched in the local tidepools. Despite its needle-y appearance, the inside of a sea urchin is soft and delicate. The strands of uni have almost a slimy consistency. It's also got a … [Read more...]

Foodie Friday: Sashimi

Sashimi: raw fish, served with soy sauce and wasabi This dish was an acquired taste for me. I mean, I was the girl who didn't know what a California roll was until my freshman year in college. After that experience, my next challenge was raw fish, introduced to me by my Taiwanese-American husband (then college sweetheart). I've now come to appreciate the fresh, smooth texture of sashimi. When you think of Taiwan, you don't necessarily think of sashimi. But since they're an island and … [Read more...]