Four-Maudies – recommended

sea urchin sushi

Sea Urchin (Uni)

On my recent trip to

Dallas, I was a bit disappointed in the barbeque, but, surprisingly, found an outstanding sushi restaurant, Sushi Tokyo. I am not a sushi / sashimi expert, but this was wonderful. The ambiance was very nice, with a sushi bar with stools and low Japanese tables with cushions. The staff were very friendly and made the experience that much nicer. The only cooked item I had was shrimp tempura as an appetizer. The tempura batter was thin and enhancing rather than overpowering, and I am not sure I have ever had more  perfectly cooked shrimp. After the first bite, I knew we we in for a good meal.

A little saki and then sushi ans sashimi, for me, more sashimi than sushi, but I tried a variety of both, including tuna, yellow tail, red snapper, eel, sea urchin, octopus, and surf clam. I was really impressed with everything. It was all fresh and tasty. The only condiments provided were a small amount of wasabi, soy sauce and pickled ginger. I found that I rarely used any of these and never the soy sauce. I didn’t want the taste of what I was eating covered up or changed by additions. I confirmed this when I did try the wasabi and ginger a couple of times.

I certaintly did not expect the highlight of my cuisine experience in Texas would be sushi!

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