Monday already?

Seems to be the story when I have to work Saturday’s.  I feel like Monday just sneaks  up on me. Good news? I don’t work today. Yay!

So Monday is kind of my Sunday, although since Matt works it kind of stinks because I am home alone all day.

But regardless, I get the day off, am able to get some things done, and at least try to be productive. (try is the key word here)

But Monday’s are still fun because the beautiful Katie reminds us to always be marvelous. So I thought I would share a marvelous moment I had recently.

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Of course it’s food related, because let’s be honest, food makes me happy.

Matt and I had a planned sushi date for later in the week when he got paid, but when I went to see my nutritionist and found out I had gained twice in a row (and a significant amount at that) I thought we should move our date up early, celebrate, and also help me push a little more (I have a tendency to “back off” when I see I gain for a consistent amount).

Matt obliged and we headed off to our favorite sushi spot The Sushi Room.

Upon walking in I was actually a bit disappointed because our favorite sushi chef was not working.

Little did we know the amazing time we would have with the new sushi chef.

We started our meal with our per usual starters.

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Saki bombs, seaweed salad, edamame and yellow tail sashimi.

The yellow tail had a pepper spice on it that we didn’t get last time, it was… a bit strong, but thankfully since not much was put on I just scraped it off, the yellow tail was amazing. I seriously love yellow tail.

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Matt and I went back and forth on how many rolls to order.
Again, little did we know how much we would be eating that night.

One thing I love about this specific restaurant is their willingness to make me custom rolls. And just flat out their customer service.

♥ A word of advice to novice sushi goers, I highly recommend always sitting at the actual sushi bar as opposed to in the restaurant seating area (unless you’re with a group, because it’s kind of hard to talk when you’re all lined up at a bar, but if it’s just you and one other person, the sushi bar is where it’s at). It’s such a better experience and if you have great sushi chef’s like we do, it’s so much more personal, and I swear you get hooked up. ♥

The first roll I had ordered was suppose to be prepared wrapped in cucumber, my alteration was an easy one and instead of avocado I wanted to add asparagus. They said it was no problem.

They then came back to tell me that they were our of cucumber (how this is even possible I don’t know) and asked me how I would like the roll prepared. I suggested soy paper with sesame seeds. I thought that would be a nice switch up since all of our other rolls were nori/rice rolls.

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The sushi chef joked about how much trouble he was having making the roll in the soy paper and that he would do his best to make it presentable. Well this roll turned out beautiful. And tasted amazing. After about 2 pieces, Matt was actually the one to point out that the roll had avocado in it and they left out the asparagus. Now, I don’t not like avocado, I love it actually, but I love asparagus in rolls as well and just wanted a little switch up. I actually just made a joke to the sushi chef about it and he offered to make me a new roll. Who am I to say no to a free sushi roll? So I handed over the roll to Matt since I was getting a new one made me for. Win.

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This roll came out just as pretty. Just as delicious. They both were amazing. Not gonna lie, happy I got two rolls.

But it didn’t end there.

Not even close.

Matt ordered a roll we had gotten at our last visit that we both loved.

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This was just as amazing as we remembered. The spicy crab mix on top is seriously to die for.

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I also got my vegetable roll that I got last time, which was equally just as good as I remembered it.

It’s so simple, but so good. I guess I was on an asparagus kick.

And then a new roll that we kind of created.

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I believe it had a spicy crab mix with asparagus inside and plain tuna on top.

Yup. More asparagus.

It was fresh, amazing, and delicious.

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I love love love fresh fish.

I seriously think I have a bit of a sushi problem. I love it way too much. (is that even possible?)

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And I  honestly don’t know what a visit to this place would be without some kind of surprise at the end.

We got to talking about our horrible experience trying sea urchin when we were in Los Angeles.

They were convinced we were served poor quality fish and it shouldn’t have been as disgusting as an experience as it was.

They then offered us what they thought would be an equally disgusting eat.

Now you would think we would decline, but I am always up for trying anything once.

It was called Nato and I believe it is just fermented soy beans.

They talked it up so much on how gross it was and we decided we would all eat it together.

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I don’t think it was even possible to get a decent picture of this. But regardless of the horrible picture and presentation, it wasn’t nearly as bad as they were making it out to be. And not nearly as horrible as the sea urchin experience.

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Overall a very marvelous date night and just another reminder why we love this place so much.  It was a perfect way to celebrate.

But really, any excuse for me to eat sushi, I’m ok with.

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What is the grossest/oddest thing you have eaten lately?

Have you ever had Nato? Or Sea Urchin?