Lunch 1/12/22

Supermarket sushi and instant miso soup

My tummy was a bit upset from the day before, and when it’s like that I find that some sushi helps to settle it down.

I won’t pretend that there’s anything all that special about sushi from the supermarket, but it’s convenient and predictable. This is definitely entry-level sushi – salmon and tuna nigiri, with rolls that also have the same fish plus cucumber and avocado a la California rolls.

My first exposure to sushi was back in the ’90s, when it was still a bit of a novelty. There was (and still is) a traditional Japanese restaurant in downtown Lexington called Dabin, and one day my office ordered in sushi for a lunchtime meeting. I was a bit dubious at first, but to my surprise I really liked it.

Someday, I would really like to go to a high-end sushi place and have a real omakase meal from a sushi chef. We went to a restaurant in Somerville for our anniversary that did an omakase-style dinner, and the food was inspired by sushi, featuring mainly fish, but wasn’t really the original experience (though it was amazing, and I will post photos of it soon). We both loved the film “Jiro Dreams of Sushi”, and *that’s* the experience I want.

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