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New Ginza - Watertown - very good.

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New Ginza - Watertown - very good.

"Al Fresco" | Mar 2, 2005 09:07 AM

Props to Ali G's post below - helped me realize I hadn't tried it out yet - I'm calling it my new favorite sushi restaurant.

Reasons:

1. Green tea - was brewed strong and dark - very flavorful and there were even some leaves in the bottom of my cup at the end of the night - I take that as a good sign.

2. Edamame - an average-sized portion, but arrived at the table HOT! with a little salt, not overloaded. The beans themselves were crunchy and almost nutty tasting...

3. Seaweed salad - As chowder is to seafood places, so goes seaweed for the sushi bar. This seaweed salad was a very large mound served on a plate with no cucumber filler that is hidden beneath the typical bowl. This was laid out on tomato slices - will be a nicer idea when they are in season...appeared to be garnished with fresh sesame seeds.

4. Sushi -

Kenan maki - fried tofu skin, carrot, avocado - tofu was chewy, not my thing, but all ingredients plentiful and fresh.
Goldfish maki - excellent - didn't realize that Ali G's review had worked on me subliminally.
Spicy tuna - standard fare I know, but this had a very strong peppery bite that gave me a good sweat, but it was not overloaded with spicy mayo - could actually see and taste the tuna.

All these basic items were the best I've had in a long time in Boston - I noticed that there were a number of Oishii-type items on the menu (i.e., different from standard Boston sushi fare) which I will work into after this initial foray.

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