Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Yummy Grill & Sushi

What drew us to eat at Yummy Grill & Sushi were the live specials.  On the evening we went they had live California uni, spiny lobsters, abalone, ama ebi, scallops, and oysters (shigoku and kumamoto)!

Live Uni (sea urchin)- we were presented the uni fresh out of the aquarium tank alive before they killed it.  Later the uni was brought back to us nicely cut.  If you never ate uni before, it tastes like an ocean custard:

Brown rice, sea weed, fish eggs and more underneath:

Live Scallops:

Live Oysters:

Specialty roll with fried onions and toro (bluefin tuna from Spain), and nigiri in the back - tuna, garlic tuna, ono (super white tuna), and shima-aji (striped jack):

All the seafood we had were spectacular!  Also the service we received from our waiter, Aaron, was great and very informative.  I look forward to seeing what kind of specials they have next time I eat at Yummy Grill & Sushi.

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Monday, July 28, 2014

The Hundred-Foot Journey

I had the pleasure of previewing an upcoming comedy-drama film, The Hundred-Foot Journey, which will be released on August 8, 2014.  This movie is about the Haji family who moves to a little town in France from India to start a new chapter in their lives by opening up a restaurant right across a Michelin-starred French restaurant owned by Madame Mallory (Helen Mirren).  Even before the family opens up their restaurant, their rival, Madame Mallory, stirs up the competition.

The way food was brought up throughout the film was sentimental. Some of the characters in this film cook food with such passion due to the influences and memories of loved ones who were a big part of their lives.  It made me think about the fond memories I've shared with people over delicious meals. Hopefully if you watch this film it will conjure up similar feelings.  Other than feeling sentimental, you will learn a bit about Indian and French cuisine!

The official trailer: