Journaling: After a few tries to get together through the cold days of February and into March, then meeting and ending up at the restaurant a few doors down because they were closed, Lissa and Ifinally got to Sori Sushi! Kelsey came with her Mom and Meagan met us later because she wasn’t letting us have sushi without her!
I tried sushi many years ago and it wasn’t the l9ittle piece of very cold raw fish that was trouble for me. The fish really was too cold to have any taste. It was cold rice and seaweed that I had trouble with. So this was to be my courageous try many years later to eat sushi again. I was going to play it safe and order from the “cooked menu” figuring that warm food might be easier to start and then move on to cold. I ordered the cooked crab wrap with crab on top.
When my meal came to the table it was pretty, as pretty as the cold sushi is. I started to cut the more than bite-size pieces and Lissa told me the proper was to eat it was to put the whole piece in my mouth. Okay, Wen in a sushi restaurant in Toledo do as those who’ve eaten there before. I put a piece, a whole piece, in my mouth.
Lissa’s eyes opened wide and she said “you don’t like it.” It was a statement, not a question and a correct statement. I grabbed a napkin and spared my throat what was so offensive to my mouth. First off the cooked crab was ice cold, not at all the warm food I was expecting. It was also wrapped in seaweed and cold rice, the things I disliked when I tried it many years ago, just the “crab on top” hid the seaweed and rice so I had no idea. I fear I offended the chef, but they took the crab dish back and replaced it with an order of fried rice which I really liked.
My takeaway from the experience is that when I say “I don’t care for sushi” I can say it honestly from having tried it twice. Try it again because it takes three strikes for an out? Well, sometimes you fly out on two strikes. I’ll stick to eating my fish warm.