Wednesday, November 27, 2013

'WOYWW - 26 Nov 2013 - Tech Difficulties and How's your Japanese?!'

by Mary Lou 'LuLu' Haynes

Howdy and Welcome,

Since September things have been a whirlwind! Celebrating my birthday, plus prepping for and attending 2 out of town weekend scrapbooking retreats.

For this week's WOYWW, I tried to show a photo of my current table in complete and total disarray - but camera card won't work in the computer.

So, instead, here are a couple of pix of my sushi birthday dinner.

My fave fish and creations are: Unagi, Saba (love, love, love saba), Sake, Caterpillar roll, Rainbow roll - and for desert I like a piece of Ikura!

In the top photo, that's a seaweed salad in the square dish with caterpillar and sake sushi rolls and a couple of unagi sashimi. (Note: 'sushi' is fish on rice, 'sashimi' is fish without rice).

Plus, I like to drink a chocolate strawberry martini when I go to our fave restaurant: Sushi Thaime in Oak Lawn IL.

What's really funny is that the first 3 times I tried sushi, I HATED IT! But the presentations were always so beautiful that I just kept going back - and now I'm a huge fan. I carry my own chopsticks (I found them in Paris) in my purse at all times, in a pretty sleeve that I made. Even my hubby, who is allergic to fish, likes to go to Japanese restaurants with me - and eats veggie sushi and other cooked meat or chicken dishes!

I know Japanese cuisine is not for everyone...
Do you eat Japanese cuisine? If so, what is your fave restaurant? What city? Do you eat sushi? Sashimi? What is your favorite sushi creation?

4th Anniversary/Blogoversary Giveaway  is coming after Thanksgiving (Nov 28, 2013) - so stay tuned!

Thanks for stopping by - and please leave a comment.

Here are more WOYWW artists digs!



Uniflame said...

I think that sushi is an aquired taste :) It was the nori I needed to get used to, So I first did nigiri with only a bit of nori, and now sushi is by far my favorite!!

Uniflame - 61

ike said...

Ooooh !!! Delicious looking goodies... I'd love to dive right in there and scoff the lot !!!
I've never had Sushi etc. - they don't have it here in Greece LoL I would love to try it though :-)
I saw a Sushi bar at the airport but didn't want to risk getting a stomach bug before my trip if their hygeine wasn't so good.... know what I mean ??!!! :-)

Happy WOYWW #234

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Twiglet said...

Happy birthday - I have eaten sushi but no Japanese restaurants around here. Those dishes look totally delicious. x Jo

Carole said...

I haven't had the resources to try Japanese food...I'd rather spend on what I know I like. It sure does look yummy and Happy Belated Birthday.Many blessing for a Happy Thanksgiving Be well Carole # 67...I think I was 67 last week too!

Carole said...

As I was signing off I saw your celebrating your 4th blogging anniversary. Congratulations.

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I adore sushi and that meal looked delicious!!!!! I wish I lived nearer so I could go :-)
Happy Belated Birthday,
LLJ 25 xx

Maxam Made said...

What a feast and the photography is terrific too!!Thank you for Sharing and have a wonderful week!! Ginny #19

Anonymous said...

I love sushi, but I can definitely understand why some people don't like it or take some time to like it. Like Uniflame said, it's an acquired taste. The presentations are great for attracting diners but sushi restaurants have to back that up with freshness. There's no sense in having a pretty looking plate of food if you're going to end up with a bad taste in your mouth and a very upset stomach. -Jeanne @ Mikuni Sushi

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