Saturday, December 19, 2009
Well, I finally got around to trying sushi the other day, obviously it hasn't been on the very top of my priority list. Cliff took me to a revolving sushi restaurant, a very interesting and popular place. You sit at a table and there is a conveyor belt that runs by with all different kinds of sushi on it, and you just grab whatever looks good...or interesting...or edible.... I started with some raw shrimp and raw salmon, and they were good. Then some raw eel, which was ok. I eventually met my match with the raw tuna and then the nato (a slimy Japanese bean paste) both of which I had a hard time getting down, and neither of which I could finish. I think the texture gets to you more than the taste! (sorry, I forgot my camera so don't have any pictures). Overall it was a good experience, but I don't think I'll be having any sushi cravings after I return home.
I'm in Tokyo now for the few days before I head to Chicago and will spend a day there debriefing before I head back home to Bloomington. It was a sad day leaving Karuizawa, but at the same time I am looking forward to getting back home.