Thursday, April 26, 2007

the first rule of tekka is that there is no tekka

I had tried to take Miwa to a certain unnamed sushi restaurant during each of her prior three visits to the city. Tonight the sushi gods smiled upon us and we prevailed. And availed ourselves of the famed omakase menu. Following is a blow by blow of our three hour meal. I'm still full hours later but also deeply regretting the fact that I didn't have room for the yaki onigiri. Kampai!

First course: tiny clams in the most lovely clear broth.

Second course: a trio of vegetables. This is the asparagus with miso sauce and seaweed salad, and a spicy kanpyo salad.

Third course: tuna tataki.

Fourth course: Kabocha squash tempura.

Fifth course: Agedashi tofu with eggplant and shishito peppers.

Sixth course: tuna poached with ginger; marinated gobo (burdock root)

Seventh course: the obscene plate of sashimi. Maguro, bluefin tuna, albacore, hamachi, salmon, scallop (the best thing i've ever eaten in my three decades on this earth), saba (a close runner up to those scallops), and squid.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are two rules about Tekka:
1. Don't talk about Tekka
2. DON'T talk about Tekka

The pictures turned out well.

Till next time,
Lisa (the blonde to your left)

2:50 PM  
Blogger Rich said...

Dear God!

Out here on the East Coast, omakase means "overcharge me" not "overfeed me".

Looks awesome.

11:05 AM  
Anonymous lady d said...

it *was* awesome. and cheap! well, $50 w/o drinks, tax, or tip isn't exactly cheap. but such a deal. i'll give you the skinny next time i'm in nyc.

3:21 PM  
Anonymous Rui said...

My boyfriend Steve and I met you and Miwa at Tekka and really enjoyed our conversation. The food was sooooo good and we will definitely be going back soon. But of course we won't be talking about Tekka to anyone else.

Hope to see you there!

3:03 PM  

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