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Baltimore Hound goes to Urasawa

ko | Sep 7, 200511:45 AM

After searching the board, my wife and I decided to splurge on Urasawa. Thanks for all the advice I got here. I won't try to give a comprehensive review, but will list the standouts. Hiro-san gets his uni fresh from Santa Barbara every morning.It was easily the best I've ever had. The salmon roe, cut fresh from the sac, then marinated in sake, was also stellar, so different from the jarred stuff. The chuwan mushi with uni baked into it and topped with the ikura and gold flakes, may have been the best thing I've ever put in my mouth. My wife wasn't much on uni before the meal, but was asking for more by the end. The watermelon sorbet with tiny red beans and the soybean and sesame ice creams were both winners. The soybean had a subtle taste not unlike coffee.We had about 40 courses before we could eat no more (the first 8 were cooked, followed by 20-some courses of sushi and sahimi and ending with 2 tea courses and the 2 desserts) My wife said it was the second best meal she's ever had, next to the omakase at Nobu when Morimoto was the chef (we've also had the omakase at Morimoto's in Philadelphia).BTW, when we ate there in early August, Hiro-san said Morimoto had reservations in a few weeks for Urasawa's. I think it may have been the best meal I have ever had and is going to make Baltimore sushi even more unpalatable. We may have to try Masa's in NYC when our wallets have recovered sufficiently!

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