Yep. One word to describe tonight’s dinner.
I was so excited when Adam told me that we were meeting a couple friends for a sushi dinner, mostly because it’s been a good month since we last had sushi, and we used to get it EVERY WEEK! The place we went, Hanabi, is a small place that I happened upon accidentally about a year and a half ago. My friend and I were driving around, killing time before a meeting, and decided we really wanted sushi. Like a beacon, this sign appeared in front of us (ok, not really), and we tried it. We’ve been regulars ever since! This is our second regular place, as our first regular place is where we got engaged!
We got a yummy appetizer called “karokke”, which were pretty much panko-battered mashed potato cakes. We dipped them in a barbecue-like sauce. Then came the sushi which we shared…
- L.A. Roll: a riceless roll with spicy tuna, real crab, avocado, and cucumber
- Dragon roll: a shrimp tempura and avocado roll topped with eel, avocado, and tempura crunchies
- 2 pieces “kani nigiri”, a bed of rice topped with shredded real crab, wrapped in seaweed
- 2 rice bowls, a literal 2″ in diameter bowl made of rice filled with a spicy shrimp salad.
We finished the meal with mochi balls, which come for free at the end of the meal. They were cut into 4 pieces each, and we each got 2 bites…perfect!
On the way home, we decided to stop for hot cocoa at Starbucks as a treat. Perfect end to a perfect day…
Blogger note: I can’t promise that I’ll have a new entry tomorrow, as we’re going to be traveling to northwest Indiana for the day, but I promise a great post with lots of cooking on Friday!