Saturday, May 16, 2009

A Culinary Adventure

Last night we got to go to an extremely awesome restaurant to celebrate the promotion of/say goodbye to a co-worker of Corey's who is leaving Misawa. It was quite a delicious and adventurous dinner. First, we were served platter after platter of succulent, mouth-watering sushi and sashimi. Mmmmm...
Then our group got to enjoy 4 or 5 gigantic BBQ'd tuna heads that were absolutely delicious. It's fun to just hack off a hunk of tuna cheek and eat it!
Corey was brave enough to try one of the eyeballs from said gigantic tuna head. An experience I don't think he's likely to repeat...
Our most... shall we say, "interesting" dish of the evening was the following:
These are (well, were...) little live fishie guys swimming around in water. And a swallow later, they were in our bellies. I wasn't going to try this at first, but I'm glad I decided to suck it up (so to speak) and do it. I had a slight moment of panic after I took the gulp but before I could manage to swallow, when these little dudes were thrashing against the back of my throat and I was afraid they weren't going to go down at all. It was a very strange feeling! They didn't have any taste whatsoever, so I'm not sure what the point of eating them is- other than just to be able to say you swallowed live fish. Which, if you're impressed by that kind of thing, is pretty bad-ass.

I thought we were going to get to try fugu last night (blowfish/pufferfish- the toxic fish that if not prepared EXACTLY perfectly by a licensed chef, is lethal), but alas, it was not to be. Maybe next time!

And, since the night was dedicated to the awesome dude in black below- Congratulations Jay and good luck in Monterey! You'll be missed!!


Stefanie K. said...

Wow! You're a total badass! I like to think I'm adventurous when it comes to food, but you are putting me quite to shame. Very, very impressive!

Peter and Stephanie said...

OMG barf-o-rama!!!!
The dinner looked like something you would see on fear factor!

You are a brave little girl and your hubby is brave as well with that eyeball!!! I think we will stick with the ramen and sushi bars, lol.
Hope you have a fun weekend and the weather is lovely =)

Margaret Muench said...

You ate LIVE FISH?? Patty, I am truly impressed. Truly!! Your boundaries are expanding. Way to go.
- And Corey's not bad with the eyeball either.
- And great pictures of the whole sumptuous feast.

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