My husband and I just got home from a delectable feast at Morimoto. We called last Thursday to make our reservation for tonight (Wednesday).
He had the omakase, consisting of:
1. yelowtail tartare with caviar
2. hirame (?) sashimi
3. seared sashimi salad with ponzu(?) sauce
4. wasabi sorbet with wasabi doughnut
5. rock shrimp tempura - was extremely ordinary, didn't have any crisp to it, boring sauce similar to usual spicy mayonnaise sauce on sushi. (as mentioned by other Chowhounds)
6. black cod with fois gras. Sauce was a bit sweet
7. sushi plate - 5 peices of delicious sushi. The tuna was what other restaurants probably pass off as toro. The actual toro was a lovely pale cream color.
8. dessert sampler with pumpkin cake and soy milk panna cotta
I had the fresh tofu made tableside. Since I do not eat shellfish, they replaced the usual clam sauce with a vegetarian carrot and mushroom based sauce. I also had two pieces of sushi, because I couldn't stand the thought of leaving without some! I had the shad and a mackeral. One of them had the lovely silver-grey striped skin on, and was striking. Then I had the whole fish, which is filleted. The skeleton is marinated and then deep fried so it is edible. The fillets are served nestled in the skin. It was fabulous! The skeleton was the best part - great texture. This is the snack food of the future - to think people everywhere are throwing away fish skeletons! For dessert, I had the rice cake, which was an absolute masterpiece. The center was like the thickest rice pudding possible, yet still maintained a fluffy cake texture. Extraordinary! A 10! But I must note that in flavor, not that much different than the rice pudding cake at Mr. Martino's in South Philly.
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