Tuesday, May 20, 2008

melt in your mouth, not in your hands

It was the last of my culinary journeys while back home. I saved it for last because it's probably my most favorite and most missed restaurant. Tatsuki is a favorite among sushi-goers in the Valley. Located in Woodland Hills, it's the kind of "hole-in-the-wall" place, you'd easily just drive on past, but it's corner holds some of the best sushi nuggets in all of L.A. Not to mention, it's certainly beyond reasonable. Let your eyes feast.....

Snow Tuna, yum yum.
Yellowtail, simply divine.

Extra spicy tuna cut roll - the "appetizer", something I always order first at Tatsuki. In fact, I don't even need to ask for it, they just know what I want.....priceless.

The mother of all sushi rolls, the dragon roll! Tuna, eel, avocado, shrimp, carrot, pea shoots, smelt eggs, schrachi (I realize I am butchering the spelling) sauce, eel sauce and a sweet sauce, which I'm not quite sure what they call it. It doesn't matter, as long as it's in my mouth!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Tres Hermanos (Three Brothers)

I don't know if the owners are actually three brothers, but I do know one thing - Tres Hermanos is by far one of the best Mexican food joints in the S.F. valley. Highly regarded by all of my family members, this was one stop I had to make. One of Fort Wayne's greatest culinary disappointments is the lack of REAL Mexican food. I think what holds back authentic Mexican food in this area is the people who live here, and it's a shame because y'all are missing out! I've included pics of the two items Paul and I shared at Tres Hermanos, while we were in California - carnitas tacos and the pepita grilled shrimp salad. Is your mouth watering yet? One thing I can say for Fort Wayneians is that there is ONE place I know of that sells good tacos, real tacos, and that's at George's International Market on Broadway and Taylor. So step to it, people and go eat some tacos!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

I've been Tagged!

seven weird or random facts about me..............but, first the RULES of the game:

1. once you are tagged, link back to the person who tagged you.

2. post THE RULES on your blog.

3. post 7 weird or random facts about yourself on your blog.

4. tag 6 people and link to them.

5. comment on their blog to let them know they have been tagged.

so, here are seven random facts (i apologize upfront because i'm not sure if i even have 6 blogs linked to my site currently, hope i don't get cursed by some voodoo witch or struck down by lightning or swept up by a tornado):

1. exactly one week ago, i got my nose pierced. honestly, i swear i did. though mother seems to think i just glued a rhinestone to my nose. please lady please.

2. today, i voted for..........HC.

3. one of my greatest accomplishments is sitting on bob's lap (the guy from sesame street), he sang me a song. no joke.

4. i learned to curse in the 4th grade.

5. my new obsession is making tropical coconut iced tea.

6. i want to learn how to sew, in fact, i think i want a sewing machine for my 30th.

7. another one of my great accomplishments is singing on a debbie boone christmas album, i kid you not. look me up on amazon.