Nov 14, 2016 – [Monday] Anything Goes: Chirashi

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?!

Oct 23, 2015 – [Friday] Anything Goes: Sashimi temptation

Toronto, Canada, taken on October 5, 2015

My “must-do” list of going back to Toronto always contains going for AYCE (all-you-can-eat) Japanese food because let’s face it, Japanese food is delicious. Faced with as much sashimi and sushi and maki and tempura (etc. etc.) as you want and can handle, how could you not be tempted! Round 1, let’s go!