Friday, January 11, 2008

Ahhhh....#9!

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!

8 comments:

HEWY said...

I'm the same way. When my wife offered my eel. I thought I would hate it but it was actually sweet. I still avoid mackerel though.

Patrick said...

You can't beat raw fish for good times and hard laughs! Absolutely my favorite food on the planet! Now all you need is a French Press and you will be good to go!

martinstone said...

Mackerel rocks, Hewy you should try it!!!

we told you would love it. next its nigiri! any food that can make you have the O face has got to be good!

Misty said...

I tried it for the first time when I was about 20. I've been hooked ever since; anything with eel in it is my favorite; i love the texture and the taste! And if I was a drinker, I'd drink Sapporo ;)

Jenn said...

Eel? Okay...one thing at a time. I'm glad to know it's so popular, though. As for the French Press...let's not push it. I'm not exactly addicted to coffee enough for that....YET!

mickeynme4 said...

Hmm...sushi...I still haven't made it past the fish thing. The chicken thing sounds good though. Way to go for being brave enough to try something new. Maybe one day I will brave the palette of sushi...the presentation is so amazing.

Jenn said...

Oh believe me, Barb...you gotta try it! I too was a skeptic...but now I'm just an addict.

Briana said...

I'm an addict as well... Yes my name is Briana and I'm addicted to Sushi. I too cringed at the thought, but as everyone says, one taste and you start to crave the flavor. I branch out more and more each time I go. A special thanks to my friend MarDe for pushing me over the edge!!!