I think Ross and I may be christening a new "special occasion" restaurant: Uchiko.
Oh out-of-town readers, I wish you could experience Uchiko. Last Saturday marked the fourth time I've dined there, a restaurant that's been open less than half a year. The 'special occasion' this time was the fact that I had a gift certificate to it. And, the fact that Ross and I have been hard up on Date Night lately because life got ... how do I put this? Cray cray.
The first roll we ordered was the Yokai: Atlantic salmon, myoga, golden beet, soy paper. What is myoga? Who knows. But what I DO know is that this roll also contains mint, and that the soy paper (the dried shavings you see on top of the roll) is faintly sweet. Those two sensations do something extraordinary to that rich salmon, and it's all very refreshing, taste-wise. This roll reminds me of summer.