Archive for October, 2010

Sushi Tweetup Scheduled – Koume!

Come to our next sushi get together in Sunrise, FL at Koume Japanese Restaurant. This is located just east of the Sawgrass Mills shopping centers. This will be a fixed menu for $20 not including beverages, tax and tip. We are the guests of Chef Toshi who prepares delicious Japanese food, here’s the review for […]

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Mikado Japanese Restaurant, Oakland Park FL

Rating: Mikado Japanese Restaurant 977 East Commercial Blvd Oakland Park, Florida 33334 (954) 491-0738 mikadojapaneserestaurant.com For over thirty years this nice Japanese couple has been running the Makido Sushi Bar and Japanese Restaurant in a shopping center on the Northwest corner of Commercial Blvd and Dixie Highway. Chef Minami makes tasty sushi and his wife […]

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Ikizukuri – cruelty or important custom?

A commenter on a previous post called me out for defending ikizukuri, calling it “cruel”, but I think it’s complicated and full of logical pitfalls. I don’t want to belittle the widely held opinion that he articulated. Nor do I want to fail to explain why I think otherwise. The commenter is certainly not the […]

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Takumi Japanese, Bangkok

Rating: Takumi Japanese Restaurant 204 Rachadapisek Road, Huay Kwang, Bangkok 10320 Thailand 66 (0) 2694 2222 Takumi Japanese Restaurant is one of the fine dining spots located in the beautiful Swissôtel on Ratchadapisek Road. It’s on the second floor and has eight private dining rooms for those special get togethers. Conveniently located near the Huay […]

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Omakase with Hideki Yoshimoto

I’m going to tell you about an adventure I had. At the Miami Beach Doraku Sushi we had a wonderful dinner prepared by their executive chef, Master Hideki Yoshimoto. You might remember Hide from our earlier Sushi Masters interview. Hide lives in Hawaii and works for Doraku. But he comes to Miami Beach from time […]

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Lobster Ikizukuri

I recently had the chance to eat live lobster sashimi, and it was quite an experience! Ikizukuri is a Japanese technique that involves serving sashimi from a fish that’s fileted while leaving it’s heart still beating, it’s internal organs still intact. This sounds strange to Westerners, because we tend to distance ourselves from our food […]

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