Sushi Request

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“Fancy Sushi” Austin, 2019

Bay is visiting us for the long weekend, and he had three dinner requests: Carbonara, karaage, and Komé (our favorite Japanese restaurant). We tend to order our favorites, which for me includes saba and ankimo. When I first started eating sushi in my early 20s, I’d always get maguro and California roll, but I rarely eat those any more. Sometimes I will have some maguro sashimi, but never nigiri. Tastes change and that’s part of the fun – I wonder what will be my favorite sushi ten years from now…

Saké and Sushi Pairing

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“Sushi Selection” Austin, 2019

こんばんは。How’s it going?

Mariko and I went to Komé Sushi Kitchen for a saké pairing dinner. I don’t know much about saké except that I enjoy it (Mariko makes fun of me because I usually just say, “This is good. I like it.”) but I though this would be a good opportunity to get some education. I admit that I might not have learned much (my fault, not Komé’s that’s for sure), but I sure enjoyed the food that was paired with the saké. The sushi was fantastic. ❤️ 🍣

For the record, I enjoyed the Kuroushi saké the most. 🍶 😊

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“Kuroushi” Austin, 2019

I hope you had a nice day!

またね~

Temaki Sushi

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“Fuchico on the Temaki” Cedar Park, 2019

It’s a temaki sushi dinner evening! I prefer nigiri sushi, but temaki sushi is wonderful too. I mean, nigiri is a 10, and temaki hand roll sushi is a 9… so both are great. 😀

I hope you had a nice day!

またね~

End of the Cruise and Relaxing in Miami

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“Sunrise” Miami, 2019

こんばんは。How’s it going?

We arrived at the Port of Miami early this morning and were back at my cousin’s house relaxing by 11 am. It was a bit sad to leave the ship since it meant our vacation was coming to a close, but the disembarkation was easy and also we still had a birthday celebration to attend.

So what was on the menu for the birthday? Sushi!!! ❤️🍣 Not only that, but my niece made a cake and lychee ice cream for her dad. Super-yummy!

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“Sushi Boats” Miami, 2019

And if that wasn’t enough, that evening we went out for drinks at Monty’s Raw Bar and Cuban food at La Carreta. My Cuban Sampler dinner was huge and I didn’t come close to finishing it. 😲 But it was delicious and so much fun to hang out with my family. It’s the best!

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“Family Time” Miami, 2019
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“Brothers” Miami, 2019

I hope you had a good day!

またね~

Bay’s Birthday Dinner – Salmon and Ikura Donburi

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“Salmon and Ikura” Cedar Park, 2019

For his birthday dinner, Bay requested salmon and ikura donburi, which was a nice surprise. I thought he would want to go out for sushi at a restaurant, but a birthday dinner at home has a special feel to it. I think it made Mariko happy that he requested a home-made meal. ☺

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“Donburi Prep” Cedar Park, 2019