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Mashiko's for Dinner... - Elf M. Sternberg
Mashiko's for Dinner...
Omaha and I had a chance to go out for the evening since Kouryou-chan was doing an overnight and Storm was at her mother's. We chose to hit Mashiko's, the "sustainable sushi" place in West Seattle. We were feeling moderately adventurous, so we got the "moderately adventurous" five-course dinner for two.

It started the traditional miso soup and an appetizer of rainbow trout sashimi in ponzu oil and mirin, with shredded daikon and English cucumber. Then poke' salad (Hawaiian seaweed salad) with sashimi.

The next course was sushi of wild coho, raw scallop, albacore tuna and black cod w/spicy mayo. Then rice rolls of steamed asparagus with tuna on top, and pickled tsukemono (a purple cucumber native to Japan) with broiled sardines, topped with a dressing of miso and scallions.

Dessert was jasmine creme brulee garnished with a sprig of mint.

I also had the Yoegahi Dry Sake, which was fabulous. I can taste the difference between cheap sake and good sake, and this was pretty damned good sake, for a hot sake.

Mashiko's is different every time we go there. It's always fabulous... fun, low-key, but it always manages to feel special and the food is entirely awesome.


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memegarden From: memegarden Date: August 17th, 2012 05:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
Mm, wonderful place, isn't it? I miss it! The name is actually "Mashiko", not "Mashiko's"--it's named for a village, not for the owner, whose name is Hajime Sato.
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