Back again with another What’s for Dinner? Wednesday and tonight happened to be date night! We haven’t had date night in quite some time: either since my birthday date or when we went to the Nationals’ game. It’s one of my 2012 resolutions to go on one date night per month so tonight not only did I have a nice dinner with my husband but I also got to check a box on resolutions spreadsheet. Win-win!
Mike’s trying to “get into sushi” and we had a Living Social deal for Sushiko in Chevy Chase (Friendship Heights) that expires at the end of the month so we decided to go to Sushiko for our first date night of the year.
We started with some drinks: a rum and Coke for Mike and a mangotini for me.
Then I had a house salad with ginger dressing to start (which I pretty much inhaled and then had to tell myself to slow down, that I’m not in an eating contest, I’m on a date).
Next we ordered two rolls to share: the rock shrimp cilantro and the crunchy spicy salmon. Mike chose both of these and I was happy to oblige. Sometimes it feels so good to just trust your partner’s judgement. And it paid off. Both rolls were delicious. The cilantro in the rock shrimp cilantro roll was so bright and fresh, it was awesome!
We topped off our meal with a soft shell crab roll.
Good meal. I imagine we’ll be back again soon.
I’m glad we both enjoy sushi now. Sometimes if we need a quick dinner we’ll stop at Whole Foods and grab some out of their pre-made case. It’s so funny how tastes can change. If you would’ve told me 3 years ago that I’d like sushi by now I probably would’ve said you’re crazy.
I still kind of struggle while eating it though. I feel like it’s a lot to put the whole thing in your mouth at once but it’s really poor sushi etiquette to not take it all in one bite. (I learned that on a Bobby Flay Throwdown I think). And honestly it just looks bad if you don’t. But I feel like it’s a lot to get down and I start to swallow it before I even get to taste it. Does anyone else have this problem?
I’d love to know:
Are you a sushi fan?
What did you have for dinner?