My friend (and new roommate!), Ramzi, has had the idea of doing our own sushi night for awhile, and we finally got around to scheduling it. Ramzi has a fish guy in Lexington Market, (Josh Cho) who has excellent sushi-grade fish for really reasonable prices.
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Ramzi picked up flounder, ahi tuna, salmon (pictured) and white tuna. Total cost was just over $100. Look how lovingly he eyes the tuna.
Prepping all the fish and sushi components. In addition to the fish, we also had eel and imitation crab, and shrimp. We also had avocado, cucumber, scallions, roe, and a lot more!
My friend, Megan was really good at making rolls.
We also did tempura using Korean sweet potato, zucchini, and carrots. We had shrimp and green beans as well, but there was so much food that we saved it for the next day.
Most people who came had an opportunity to try their hand at making rolls. Here are some of the combinations.
The finished products. I had a great time getting together with friends and making food. I also learned how easy it is to make spicy mayo! (Mayo, sriracha, and sesame oil) Can’t wait for the next sushi party! (Though I think I’ve had enough fish for awhile…)
Wednesday night I went to Geisha for dinner with my friends (who are also regulars here). It was my first time trying their Korean food, and I have to say I liked it a lot. I got the dolsot bibimbap, and we ordered a pa jun for the table. I didn’t think it possible, but Geisha has gotten better in my mind because now I can get sushi and/or Korean food–whatever my little heart desires!
Clockwise from top left: Dolsot bibimbap, pa jun, banchan, green tea ice cream, eel avocado roll.
This Korean restaurant in Ellicott City off of Rt 40 is a favorite of my parents. We went there on New Year’s Day with some family friends and ordered the large sushi boat shown here:
There was the standard salmon, tuna, red snapper, etc. But there were also some interesting items like sea cucumber (very chewy when eaten raw; shown at the bottom left in the square dish), abalone (just above the Red snapper on the right), and this weird slimy thing that the servers only knew the korean name for (at the tip (bow?) of the boat).