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Morimoto shim John & Kristie

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travel :: Monday, August 7, 2006
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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on Monday, August 28, 2006 at 1:38 PM

Finally an update... Sounds like you have been busy though. I love the pictures. Probably some of my favorites so far. I like the slight motion blur, gives the restaruant a sense of action! Really like them.

Didn't know you had an Elph though. Don't have the G3 anymore?

on Tuesday, August 29, 2006 at 12:54 PM

Thanks, Jayson. Yep, I sold the G3 for the Elph almost a year ago. It makes a great pocket camera/video recorder.


on Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at 4:55 PM

I have found that while some things on my list are far fechted or may not happen for awhile, if at all, I can avoid being discouraged by adding and immediately crossing off anything epic/awesome that I did. This way, you can look back and say Holy shit, I've done a lot of cool things , even though they weren't originally on the list.

on Friday, March 14, 2014 at 11:54 AM

I used to go eat sushi at this little rseaturant run by a family. The father is the chef and the kids the servers. His food was so much better than those mass-produced franchised rseaturants in town. Unfortunately, none of the children had learnt his special skills and the shop was closed when he retired.

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