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2 Quick Weekend Bites

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2 Quick Weekend Bites

Vanessa On The Town | Aug 26, 2002 01:58 PM

Just wanted to mention a couple of meals I had over the weekend that were yummy.

Saturday night, while at the Sunset Junction, popped into Saito Sushi for a snack. Once again the fish was fresh and delicious. Ordered a Negi Toro handroll which was perfectly crisp, flavorful fish enhanced with some scallions. Had the tasty and fresh Spanish Mackerel sushi and my favorite of the evening, the recommended Red Snapper sushi. It was the best snapper I've ever tasted, dressed lightly with lemon juice and salt, no soy. Oh my gosh. Also noticed a few people ordering the black cod which was served with thinly sliced pickled cucumber and some tamago. Will try that next time.

Sunday, decided to make a trip to the beach and soak up some son. Stopped into The Lobster for a snack. Had the Lobster Gazpacho and the Ahi Carpaccio, accompanied by a couple glasses of Chardonnay. Have to say the gazpacho didn't do it for me. It had a good, but overpowering flavor, which masked the taste of the lobster. It was very chunky, more like a salsa than a Gazpacho to me. I noticed other people ordering the crab cocktail and lobster cocktail, and wished I had gone that route. Also saw their beautiful Bloody Mary adorned with a Giant boiled Shrimp. That is a must for my next visit. The Ahi Carpaccio on the other hand was fantastic. An unusual and intriguing blend of flavors on one plate. Thinly sliced Ahi Spread around the plate, surrounded by some sort of carmelized sweet onion (almost relish like), topped with watercress and wasabi marinated flying fish roe. The blend of flavors was amazing, and I was very satisfied. I sat at the bar and received very friendly service, and had a great view of the beach. Then I left to go lay in the sand and doze in the warm sun. Great day!

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