Friday, August 27, 2010
I recently posted on one of the meals I had on vacation - here's another.
I remember some years back walking with a friend through the lobby of a hotel in Boston, past the Sushi bar. My friend mentioned that she wished we had time to stop there for something to eat and I said I was glad we were in a hurry!
I got a brief, chiding but gentle lecture on the wonders of sushi and what a shame it was that I was convinced I didn't like something I'd never tried. I was embarrassed by the truth of her statement: without ever having tasted sushi, I was sure that I didn't/wouldn't/couldn't enjoy it.
Fast-forward more years than I care to count... I'm at a local Italian restaurant I favor and there on the menu is an appetizer of tuna sashimi with a wasabi dip. In a bold moment I tried it - and loved it!
I was very pleased, then, to find the same dish on the menu at emBargo (that's how the establishment spells it), a tapas restaurant in downtown Hyannis. Here the tuna is sesame crusted and served with thin slices of pickled ginger, a dipping bowl of citrus ponzu and a small mound of wasabi.
Absolutely delicious! ("Oishii" is Japanese for "delicious.")
Granted, this is as far as I've gone on the meno for sushi/sashimi but at least it's a step in the right direction - and I may go farther yet.
(In a subsequent post I'll share with you how I recently came to start eating mussels - another dish I was sure I didn't like although I'd never tried them.)
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Posted by Austin Fleming at 5:00 PM