PHILADELPHIA, PA ::
I was in Philadelphia this week with a couple coworkers, and I fully intended to subsist on just Philly cheesesteaks in my attempt to find the best one. However, Scott happens to be pretty good at ordering sushi, so we had to find a good sushi restaurant. In San Francisco, he took me to sushi nirvana with an unforgettable meal at Blowfish
, where anime film clips and trance music accompanied our sushi and ice-cold 22-ounce Asahi beers. Morimoto
provided us with a similiar experience, although with a touch more class. No anime, but the fish was great and the lights underneath the translucent seats changed colors throughout the night.
Our austere waitress informed us that Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto owns the restaurant, and the fish and other ingredients are flown in four times a week from Japan. We started with some uramaki, filled with spicey tuna, soft shell crab, and sea urchin. Ironically, we did not find the Philadelphia roll on the menu, nor the delicious and crunchy dynamite roll. I guess Chef Morimoto is a purist. The main course included huge portions of nigiri, which we watched being meticulously prepared by the chef as he joked with us at the bar. The fish on our platter included eel, tuna, yellowtail, salmon, and the melt-in-your-mouth toro (fatty tuna). The thought of it is making me drool. Domo arigato, Morimoto!
The interior of the restaurant was very cool, so I took these photos with my Elph. We explored several other neat restaurants, bars and sites during our evenings in Philly. I've been extremely busy lately travelling and working on the house, but I'll try to post some more photos soon.
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