Friday, January 11, 2008
I must thank my 'lunch bunch' for turning me on to Sushi. How did I exist 25+ years without it? They always told me as I dined with them - they having raw fish, etc. and I chomping on my teriyaki chicken and brown rice - that it would be something you start to crave. I honestly thought the three of them were nuts! I mean, seriously...raw fish! Ahhhhh! WTF? I'm officially addicted. I'm not exactly sure when it all happened...but it did. A new sushi joint opened up right by the office, meaning we didn't have to travel the 20 minutes to get to Fuji. Yep, Ono Grill in Anniston has become our second home. The waitress informed us today that when we pull in the parking lot the staff says, "The sushi people are here!" That's pretty cool! For the four of us (and sometimes an extra) it's often the same meal each time. I won't go into details on everyone's, but for me...it's the #9! Half Chicken Katsu roll, Half Volcano roll and California roll. Sweet Jesus, there's nothing like it! The Chicken Katsu is so yummy with its brown sugar (not clumped) and sweet sauce! The volcano roll is my favorite, though. It's warm and wonderful as it hits the palatte...oh so satisfying! Top it off with a challenge of who will eat their 'wasabi wad' whole and you've survived (hopefully) lunch with us! The only thing that could make it better would be to accompany it with an adult beverage of your choice...but on lunch breaks, we tend to refrain. So, for all you sushi naysayers, I implore you to give it a shot! Pretty soon, you'll be singing a different 'fishy' tune!