Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Best Thing I Ever Ate: Sushi @ Sushi Yasuda (204 E 43rd St, New York, NY 10017)

Sushi Yasuda is the Taj Mahal of sushi.  Reservations are hard to come by, so we took the first time slot available.  We went for a friend's birthday and went with the omakase (chef's choice).  We sat back as plate after plate of amazing sushi came out.  The server named each piece like a zoology lesson and we slowly savored each piece like New York Times food critics (discussing the viscosity of each fish, followed by grunts).  The toro (fatty tuna) melted in our mouths like butter, we had multiple varieties of mackeral / yellowtail (who knew their were up to 7 different varieties of each), tried the arctic char and uni, and ordered more eel like Henry VIII.  The rice is like no other and the chef adds soy sauce and wasabi to each piece (putting wasabi into soy sauce is a cardinal sin there).  This place isn't for the sushi newbie - you might be thrown out like the Soup Nazi for ordering a California Roll or Shrimp Tempura.  You should go in with an open mind and wallet (it isn't cheap, but well worth it for their mastery, knowledge, and overall religious experience).                  
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