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Happiness and Enlightenment at Sushi Kappo Tamura


this is just blocks away and sounds like a real treat.

I've eaten a LOT of sushi and I've yet to come across uni that I enjoyed, even in japan, but you've got me curious now...
Their fish is wild, fresh, and delicious. I'm usually not a fan of ikura, but Tamura's is oh so yummy. I think they marinate it or something cause it's darker in color (than the usual dayglo stuff you get) and less salty and slimy.

On the cooked side of things, I highly recommend their nitsuke (or aradaki). It's a simple preparation where you simmer fish in a light broth (soy, mirin, sake, ginger, dashi) and the fish has to be super fresh. It's a really common dish in Japan that you don't see so much in Seattle. I think it's the most delicious way to enjoy milder, less greasy white fish (rockfish, snapper, flounders) and Tamura does it perfectly! I can still taste it in my mind...

Yay for Tamura!
Tai-Chi was friends with my dinner guest so maybe i got special treatment :-). Regardless, this was an amazing experience from the lychee martini to the custard seaweed appetizer to every SUSTAINABLE option on the menu i chose. It's time for Seattle chefs start recognizing the importance of sustainability, local smelt, oysters and albacore. We have enough conveyor belt/cheap sushi places serving 'sushi' of previously-frozen over-fished tuna and farmed raised salmon. This menu is amazing, the food is ultra fresh and the atmosphere amazing.