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Sushi Ran lunch report

brian j | Jan 27, 2006 05:24 PM

This time was much better than my last visit. Of course this time I spent nearly twice as much, and didn't order the sushi lunch special...

Started with 2 glorious pieces of Ankimo, served sushi style on rice, with seaweed paper wrapped around the sides. Ankimo is monkfish liver. Some have referred to it as the "fois gras of the sea". Served with a tiny dollop of spicy sauce on top, these were both extremely tastey, and melted in my mouth quickly.

Next I ordered Toro Wasabi from the special board, and a Negihama roll...

The two servings of Toro were served the same as the Ankimo, with seaweed paper wrapped around the sides, with a nice portion of minced Toro and a tiny squirt wasabi-seaweed sauce atop. These were also exquisite and seemed to dissolve in my mouth. I haven't had Toro in quite some time, and this was fantastic.

The Negihama roll, consisted of a large portion of minced Yellowtail accented by scallion. This was also delicious, and I was quite pleased with the size of the roll. I actually expected it to be a bit smaller.

Finished with an order of Tamago sushi. I could see the layers of omelet winding inward, akin to the layers of a tree cross-section. These pieces of egg eclipsed the rice beneath, and were rewardingly sweet and tender.

The entire meal was $25 before tip & tax. A bit pricey for lunch, but sometimes one just needs to splurge and get lost in a delicious haze of sublime fish.

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