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Wednesday, July 01, 2009


In La-La Land visiting the parents. Whenever I visit them, they take me to their latest and greatest sushi discovery. This time, it was Sushi Ozekii. The place had a really modern vibe. And it was very L.A. -- in other words, plenty of "no rice" options because in this land, carbs are considered evil.

Not that carbs are ever a no-no for me. Hell, I run. I eat. And I'm Filipino. Rice is pretty much second nature to me.

I ordered a combination entree that included a crunch roll (shrimp tempura, crab, avocado) and a California roll (boring, I know) -- both rolls were big and fat and had lots of rice. But when I tried to find my usual nigiri choices on the menu -- tamago and saba -- they weren't there. I had to ask the server if they had them. Tamago was a yes (and it was quite tasty), but saba was a no, unfortunately. However, they did have Spanish mackerel, so I went with that.

The Spanish mackerel ended up being a fun choice -- two nigiri pieces, plus a sashimi piece served over onions with a cool-looking whole fried fish on the side. (I wolfed down the sashimi and nigiri, but I admit I was intimidated by the whole fish -- I'm not a fan of the small, spiky fish bones -- but my parents are brave souls. My mom ate most of the body, and my dad -- so freaking awesome -- tackled the head.)

2 comments:

Kate said...

It's funny that whole fish freaks you out but sweetbreads are no problem. I'm the opposite, although that meal you posted earlier looked tempting.

Michaela said...

It's a bone thing for me -- never a fan of eating anything off the bone. Fish bones, in particular, freak me out. I keep imagining accidentally swallowing one and feeling it scrape all the way down my throat. Ick.

 
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