Learning to eat …

September 4, 2008

Today I tried Sashimi…

Filed under: Dining out, Lunch — Tags: , , , , , — tamiofbrooksgroth @ 1:41 pm

There is a new restaurant downstairs from where I work, Yoko’s, and I decided today was the day to try it.  (read about it here http://eatinglacrosse.com/x/2008/2/7/yokos-sushi-and-teriyaki-grill.html and here http://www.rivervalleynewspapers.com/articles/2007/04/01/business/02biz01.txt and most recently this article talks about the new restaurant opening at the location near my workplace http://www.lacrossetribune.com/articles/2008/03/22/news/z05sushi22.txt)

I had read about sashimi being good on a raw food diet, assuming one is not also committed to being totally vegan (at this point I’m not), so that’s what I ordered (it was salmon that I ordered (sake?)). I also ordered an avacado salad that was an avacado sliced VERY thin with a homemade ginger and seseme dressing and served over wonderful mixed greens. It was a small salad and the lunch in general was quite small in terms of the amount of food, but it was surprisingly satisfying. Shawn has been wanting to go there to try the sushi so I think we’ll be making a trip there together soon.

I did ask the manager about gluten while I was there, and was sad that I had to explain to her what it was (I need my allergy cards for dining out!), but she seemed responsive and explained what I could and couldn’t have. For example both of their soy sauces do have wheat in them. I asked about any other spices and she assured me that they did not have any wheat or even any other fillers in them, and I hope she’s correct because I really enjoyed my meal.

This is really pushing the edge for me, and that’s good. I haven’t had good sushi experiences in the past, and I haven’t been successful at finding sea vegetables that I actually enjoy eating at home either. I know it will take time to find what flavors I enjoy, so I just need to try a bit at a time. I did learn that I do NOT enjoy the Wasabi at all.

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