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Glasgow, Scotland, taken on November 5, 2016
The chirashi, or raw fish on rice, is one of my favourite things to order at a Japanese restaurant, even though a good bowl of chirashi is usually rather expensive. Dining at a Japanese restaurant with some friends recently, I noticed the addition of chirashi on their menu since my previous visit and ordered it without a second thought. I didn’t have high expectations but what arrived on the table impressed me. Not only was it beautifully presented (please excuse the poor quality of the photo – the lighting was horrible for photography and I already tried my best with Lightroom!) but the fish was so fresh and the fish eggs were so huge! Of course the variety of fish was a little limited, but at least you’ve got the classics – salmon, tuna, and mackerel. After this meal I craved sashimi daily…again soon?!
September 5, 2016 § Leave a comment
Oban, Scotland, taken on September 3, 2016
Two days ago my friend and I embarked on the ultimate seafood indulgence journey in Oban, a seaside town in Scotland famously known for amazing seafood. We decided to treat ourselves to the most luxurious item on the menu of Ee-Usk – the GRAND PLATTER, consisting of 6 oysters, half lobster, dressed crab, king scallops, langoustines, Thai fish cakes, smoked salmon, fresh salmon, mussels, and crab claws. This was honestly a once-in-a-lifetime experience that is probably never to be repeated, and the seafood was SO GOOD AND FRESH AND HEAVENLY. Though by the end of the meal I felt like I could never eat seafood again simply because that was sooooooo much food for two people…but we finished it – even the lemon slices!
August 22, 2016 § 4 Comments
Bordeaux, France, taken on March 15, 2013
Is it OK if as soon as I saw the word for this week’s challenge, I thought of the ridiculously succulent and delicious medium-rare beef filets that I had at L’Entrecôte?! That restaurant is a legend in Bordeaux. If you don’t have to wait more than half an hour to get into the restaurant, you’re lucky. The beef filets are the main course, but the mysterious sauce is the signature of L’Entrecôte. Oh, and unlimited fries can’t hurt!