As all of my readers should be very aware of now, I am hosting NO SODA SEPTEMBER. While not having soda is not a big problem for me anymore, I do miss my occasional diet soda. When we go to Takashi, I usually get a Dry Rhubarb Soda because they are only 60 calories and the flavor is mild and pairs well with the sushi. I maybe get Takashi once every few months so out of habit I ordered one.
As the waitress walked away with my soda order, all of a sudden NO SODA SEPTEMBER ran through my mind. Every blog post, facebook discussion, youtube video and tweet I had sent about not drinking soda flashed across my mind. In panic I jumped out of my chair, raised my had and yelled across the restaurant to the waitress, "WAIT!!! I CAN'T HAVE ANY SODA!!!"
Feeling adventurous I thought I would try Uni this time. The last time I had been out to sushi I sat at the bar and saw the chef making one and thought it would be fun to try.
It was NOT fun to try. The texture as like someone dropped peanut butter in water, It was a little gritty with plenty of slime. The flavor ... well let's just say that I imagine licking the bottom of an old rusty sailboat would be an upgrade. I finished the meal with sashimi that made my mouth and eyes happy but the Uni had already done a number on my stomach.