Tuesday, September 19, 2023

sawa Shellfish Night@Little Tokyo ★★★

Special Shellfish Night. All my favorite food. My 10th visit to sawa. A casual bar environment. Featuring amazing Itamae sushi chefs Ryo-san and Anthony-san. Friendly and fun environment. Lynn, the very sweet and nice bartender, served us the nice Harada Junmai Daiginjo Sake, using Yamadanishiki rice, fruity and full-bodied. Their cocktails are amazing & reasonably priced ($45 for 3 pairing). Thank you for the love, support, & customer service in the past year. They appreciate their customers, especially Ryo-san. They show care for their customers and ensure that they are comfortable. Very grateful to try amazing sushi. Special Shellfish Night Omakase $300 per person. Parking at lot $6 cash. Metered parking $4/hr before 8pm. Enter through Kajima building. Reservations via Tock.

Ishigakigai (Stone Calm)

Harada Junmai Daiginjo Sake $90
fruity & full-bodied

A peek of the Shellfish Box

Hokkaido Bafun Uni, Canadian Bafun Uni, Marinated Hokkaido Bafun Uni

Steamed Egg Custard w/ Cherry Tomato Inside
kegani (Hokkaido hairy crab) gravy sauce, dashi

Fried Scallop from Japan w/ Bread Crumbs
salt, shiso vinaigrette

Ika Somen w/ Hokkaido Bafun Uni

Baigai (Whelk)
steamed w/ dashi sauce, sautéed w/ garlic butter sauce & salt

Blue Crystal Shrimp w/ Steamed & Marinated Asparagus
w/ Canadian bafun uni shuto sauce (fermented sauce)

Miyagi Scallop with Blanched Green Onions
dehydrated egg yolk, sweet miso vinegar

Washington Pacific Oyster, Edamame, Sushi Rice
sansho pepper & lime

Washington Pacific Oyster, Edamame, Sushi Rice
sansho pepper & lime

Amaebi (Sweet Shrimp) from Hokkaido
kombu marinated

Ishigakigai (Stone Calm)

Left: Ryo-san; Right: Anthony-san

Kegani (Hokkaido Snow Crab Legs) Butter-Seared
Canadian Uni

Tairagai (Japanese Pen Shell Clam)

New Caledonian Blue Crystal Shrimp
lightly poached & marinated w/ seaweed & dried scallop

Scored Squid from Kyushu, Japan

Kegani (Hokkaido Hairy Crab) w/ Kanimiso (Brain Sauce)

Mirugai (Giant Clam)
prepared w/ dried scallop & yuzu kosho

Uni Trio: Sweet & Salt Water Marinated Bafun Uni from Hokkaido, Uni from Hokkaido, Bafun Uni from Canada

Asari Clam Soup
sweet shrimp shell broth, tomato, chives

Soy Sauce Cheesecake

111 San Pedro St
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(323) 381-5858

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