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My Urasawa Report

baloney | Feb 28, 2011 06:34 AM

I'll make this as short as possible since many other, more eloquent CHers have already written plenty about Urasawa. It was my first time there and it was as awesome as I had hoped. If anyone is on the fence about going anytime soon, GO, while he's got Hokkaido hairy crab on the menu(if you're lucky, he'll still do the crab shell dish below. Best thing I've eaten in recent memory, definitely this calendar year). I'll try to list all the dishes, but I'm sure I've got a bunch of things wrong and I started forgetting to write down stuff as time went on…I was in a blissful eating fog:

Amuse - Hokkaido crab, chrysanthemum flowers
Seared Toro wrapped around monkfish liver, caviar
Sesame Tofu, uni stuffed inside
Plate of Assorted Pickled Veg, cured roes
Sashimi - Toro, red snapper, uni
Toro Tartare and Caviar, pickled red bell pepper (Amazing)
Shark Fin Chawanmushi, assorted seafood things under
Hokkaido crab, uni, crab brain sauce in shell - served over Bincho coals. FAVORITE dish of the evening easy. Makes me want to go back as soon as possible to eat it again!
Shabu Shabu - Foie, Lobster, Scallop
Broth from above

Sushi(here's where I started slacking! I'm positive I missed a few pieces.)
Toro
Seared Toro
Kanpachi
Spanish Mackerel
Red Snapper
Blue fin Tuna
Squid
Uni
Chutoro
Mirugai
Saba(?)
Skipjack
Shitake Mushroom
Razor Clam
Tiny Shrimp
Needlefish(?)
Lobster
Toro roll
Abalone
Amaebi
Chopped snapper(combined with green onion, etc.)
Anago
Tamago

Pre Dessert - grapefruit gelee, apricot wrapped in shiso leaf, mountain peach(?), ume
Dessert - Mochi in red bean sauce, baked chestnut and green tea on the side

I cannot wait to go back again, I'm so torn between wanting to go again soon for that crab dish or wait until the seasons/menu change!

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Urasawa Restaurant
218 N Rodeo Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Kanpachi
1425 W Artesia Blvd Ste 27, Gardena, CA 90248

Shabu Shabu Bar
1945 E 17th St, Santa Ana, CA 92705

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