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Echigo

fenian | May 31, 2006 12:24 AM

I went to Echigo on several Chowhound recommendations. I'm not a sushi expert by any means, but I was surprised by the omikase. First of all, the sushi rice was always warm. This had a strange effect. I thought it made a delicate fish like halibut difficult to taste. This is the first sushi restaurant I've ever been to with warm rice. Second, everything was heavily seasoned. The rice was quite vinegary, and sauces were the norm. The sauces were superior to typical "hot" mayo-heavy sauces you find in sushi places, but still seemed strange.

The fish were uniformly good, but sometimes I felt they were overflavored, and i don't think I'm a fan of the warm rice. Someone below called this a traditional sushi place. To me it seemed odd. Am I alone? (I don't want to make it sound like I didn't enjoy my meal, btw. It was good.)

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