Showing posts with label Sushi. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Sushi. Show all posts

Thursday, September 21, 2023

Sushi Tsujita@Sawtelle ★★★

Omakase Sushi with Good Pricing. Omakase Sushi for $49 (Osaka), $69 (Kyoto), and $89 (Tokyo). Good quality. All includes same appetizers, 2 hand rolls, and dessert. It's good that they now include 2 hand rolls instead of 1 before. A la carte also available. Osaka Set is a good deal. Tokyo Set is also a good deal with higher quality fish, all from Japan. Features Chefs Masaru Tada & Yoshihito Hirata. Street parking is challenging on Sawtelle.

Osaka Course $49 (comes with appetizers, 2 hand rolls, & dessert)

Awa Yuki Sparkling 300mL $20

Appetizers: Kanpachi Carpaccio, Hotate w/ Kiwi Dressing, Tako & Asparagus w/ Yuzu Miso

Tokyo Course $89 (comes with appetizers, 2 hand rolls, & dessert)

Ikura from Osaka Course

Ikura & Hokkaido Uni from Tokyo Course

Miyzaki A5 Wagyu Beef Sushi from Tokyo Course

Spicy Salmon Hand Roll & Spicy Tuna Hand Roll for Osaka Set

Spicy Salmon Hand Roll & Toro Taku Hand Roll for Tokyo Set

Sakekasu Ice Cream Made from Sake Rice from Japan (non-alcoholic)

Sushi Tsujita2006 Sawtelle Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 231-1177

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

Saturday, September 16, 2023

Sakae Sushi@Gardena ★★★

Inexpensive To-Go Sushi. Featuring Oshizushi and Futomaki Roll. Great taste and pricing. Vinegar in Shari (Sushi Rice) is on the heavier side. Rice is also on the heavy side. 20 pcs Mixed Sushi $32.30. California Roll $1.70 per piece. Same price/unit either order by piece or in bulk. Wasabi $0.20. Nice packaging & presentation. Good for picnic or potluck party. Closes early. Call in to order in advance. There will be a bit of a wait.

20 pcs Mixed Sushi $32.30
5 pcs California Roll $8.50

Nice Packaging

Sakae Sushi
1601 W Redondo Beach Blvd Ste 112
Gardena, CA 90247
(310) 532-4550

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

sawa@Little Tokyo ★★★

Dassai Pairing Month at sawa. Went with my friend from Dassai. With sushi chefs Ryo-san and Anthony-san present, you get the best of both worlds. Had pairing with 3 kinds of Dassai: Dassai 45, Dassai 39, and Dassai 23. Friendly and fun environment. Omakase $185. Dassai Sake Pairing (September only) $50. Parking at lot $6 cash. Metered parking $4/hr before 8pm.

1st pairing: Dassai 45
rich, structured, full, & fuity

Lynn is amazing

Nice Polishing Ratio Sample Souvenir to take home

New Coasters at sawa

Fried Blue Crystal Shrimp Eggplant

Tasmania Ocean Trout from Australia
cured & smoked for 10 mins, shiso vinaigrette, dehydrated egg yolk, shiso flower

Cured Saba (Japanese Mackarel)
w/ blue cheese & breadcrumbs

Anikimo from Rhode Island w/ Soy Bean Paste & Grated Wasabi

Dassai 39
sweet like nectar

Anikimo from Rhode Island w/ Soy Bean Paste & Grated Wasabi
Paired w/ Yuzu Suntory Haku Cocktail

Aji (Horse Mackerel)

Aoebi (Blue Shrimp)

Suzuki (Sea Bass)
apple & ginger ponzu

Yellow Back Sea Bream w/ Sea Salt

Shima Aji (Striped Mackerel) from Japan w/ Yuzu Kosho

Dassai 23
floral aroma with notes of honey

Ika from Saga, Japan w/ Astrea Caviar

Akami Zuke from Ensenada, Mexico
dry-aged for 5 days

dry-aged for 5 days, marinated for 2 days, smoked w/ cherry

Kanpachi (Amberjack) from Canada

Aka Uni from Hokkaido, Crab from Japan

garlic soy sauce paste

Yaki Scallop from Miyagi, Japan

Somen in Shrimp & Fish Broth

2nd round of soup – rich in shrimp miso flavor

Signature Soy Sauce Cheesecake

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