I’d never had sushi before Wednesday night.
Okay, that was sort of a lie. I’ve had sushi, but I’d never had raw fish before Wednesday night. Even after trying it (and liking it!), I still kind of shudder at the “raw” part.
Lauren was my trusty and experienced sushi guide.
I mean, you’d trust her, right? Look at that chopstick expertise.
(I had to ask for a fork. I think Lauren had to resist the urge to hide under the table.)
You’ll have to forgive me for the picture quality, by the way. I am still terribly embarrassed when using flash in dark restaurants. I don’t even like to have my camera out for very long when I’m not using flash. Plus, I was using my crappy point-and-shoot. Anyway, I digress.
We went to a place called Sushi 101, which is a place Lauren frequents in Studio City. Having no preference except that it be good and safe, I was pretty much up for whatever Lauren wanted.
The meal started with this complimentary bean sprout (?) salad. I have no idea what it was or how to explain it. Perhaps one of you knows what it is?
I only ended up having a bite or two. I wasn’t totally into it.
We also ordered edamame to split.
I definitely was into that, but that’s no surprise.
For our entrees, Lauren and I decided that we’d each order one roll for ourselves and would split one roll. To be “safe,” I ordered a California roll for myself.
The funny thing is, I don’t even really like California rolls all that much! I just know they’re cooked, and that gave me comfort.
For her own individual roll, Lauren ordered some scary-looking sashimi something or other. I wasn’t going to go near that. She did offer, but I actually don’t think she really wanted to share. 😉 She has a serious love for this stuff.
Anyway, for the roll we shared, we ordered the Madison roll.
The Madison roll is comprised of spicy tuna, avocado, a crunchy topping and spicy mayo sauce. We got the sauce on the side, simply because I don’t really like mayo.
I actually took a flash picture of that one. Just for you guys.
It was totally embarrassing.
Almost as embarrassing as when I asked for the fork.
They’ll probably never let me back in.
Anyway, the verdict! The California roll remains “eh” to me, but I did actually really enjoy the Madison roll. I still feel like I really have to get used to the texture, but I did really enjoy the taste.
What I enjoyed the most, though?
The company. You totally saw that coming, right?
P.S., the framing of that picture was meant to show you the restaurant in the background. Whaaat a fail. 🙂