For a food and travel blog, it seems appropriate to use the word 'plate' in the title. To 'have a lot on one's plate' is a popular idiom. It is literally what you eat off of and figuratively what you use to describe all you do in life.
Since eating and creating meals are easier to do than traveling, this blog consists mostly of the former. I cannot begin to tell you how travel affects my perceptions of the world and of home. It's truly a constant learning experience.
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Tempura - Deep fried shrimp and vegetables
Shrimp tempura roll
I've never been to Sushi Yoko before, and I have no excuse since I pass by it every Monday through Friday. The menu is in two languages; the English version starts about halfway through the menu. There's sushi in the regular menu but there's also a separate sushi menu. Confused? Yep, I was curious about that, too. I wasn't hungry enough for a full meal so I opted for one sushi roll and one appetizer. I don't normally order fried items but I knew tempura is quick, tasty, and timeless. Tempura is a pretty safe choice though; I need to get out of my comfort zone on this one. The shrimp tempura roll (there's that tempura again!) was all right. I do like roe and there was plenty of it in the roll. When it comes to sushi, I really lean towards those high-falutin' rolls with the medley of contents and /or the spicy mayo on top. I can't help myself but I think those are super delicious. The ice cream was complimentary and had clearly been scooped earlier in the day and kept frozen in the dish in the freezer. :o\ Not how I would serve it but I ate it anyway. It was quite malleable considering the circumstances.