Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Chuga chuga choo choo! All aboard the sushi train!

Matt and Emily are the seafood eaters of the family. Before moving to Japan I had a rule of not eating anything that couldn't live out of water.  However, after living here (I swear if it lives in the sea the Japanese will eat it), I have been trying a few sea creatures here and there.

Chris and Sami were with friends on Sunday, so Matt, Emily and I decided to try a place recommended to us called "Sushi Ro." This restaurant was what we like to call a sushi train. Basically small dishes with different types of sushi go around the room on a conveyor belt.  People sitting at the tables can pick and choose what they want to eat. Some dishes are labeled, others have pictures and some just come around and you have to guess what they are. (Considering we cannot read most of the Japanese writing we pretty much guessed at anything we tried)

After trying several dishes it was discovered that the yellow plates meant the dish contained wasabi.  Now I love wasabi. Matt and Emily, not so much. As my dad would say, no hair growth shampoo needed!  It will put hair on your chest. I guess it is quite an acquired taste.

Luckily, the restaurant had dishes that were not seafood. I tried pork, ham, vegetables and something I think was beef. There was also fruit and desserts.

I did try a few things with shrimp. I have discovered if cooked right I am okay eating it.  This was rice, shrimp and avocado with some onion on top.

Matt was in heaven. He loves seafood of any kind. He even likes nori (seaweed), which is another main staple in the Japanese diet.

I wouldn't say it was my favorite place to eat in Japan, but it was fun and different. I quite enjoyed pressing the buttons and trying to order items we thought looked pretty in the pictures in my half Japanese/half English speaking. And the best part of it all?  Almost all the dishes are only ¥105 (about $1.10).  And nothing was more than ¥280!


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