As per our typical Tuesday tradition, we went climbing and then out to dinner afterwards. The group of guys we climb with all did Kung Fu with Brian. It's a really great group that encourages us and holds us accountable to actually go climbing after a long day of work!
Yesterday was Donald's birthday, and a few days ago was Eric's, so we celebrated their birthdays last night at dinner...by stuffing our faces with deliciousness! We have affectionately nicknamed Donald our human "yelp" for Asian restaurants. He introduced us to the Tofu House we love and our favorite sushi restaurant. Last night Donald took us to a new Japanese restaurant that is tapas style - small appetizer dishes that you share at the table. It was ah-mazing!
We started with these dishes: edamame, octopus balls, and a variety of skewers.
Next was chef's choice sushi - This is sashimi; meaning it's just the fish. It is not rolled with rice or other ingredients. Wonderful taste, but I was not a fan of the texture...
According to Donald, you can just keep ordering the tapas. The table has a little digital bell that lets the server know you'd like to order more food. A few of us decided to order entrees as well. My dinner: Tokyo Ramen = pork, bamboo shoots, noodles, seaweed in a soy-chicken broth
Brian's dinner: teriyaki chicken over rice with a spicy Japanese mayo
I loved all of the bowls and plates! Most of them looked to be handmade and hand glazed pieces. They were beautiful! Now for the next culinary adventure! I wonder where Donald will take us! :)